the Social Innovation Institute

The MacEwan University Social Innovation Institute (SII), in partnership with Roundhouse, provides leadership and support towards fostering a culture of social innovation in Edmonton and beyond. By engaging changemakers, social innovators and social entrepreneurs, the institute will support initiatives that can create positive social impact. 



Institute GOALS

The SII focuses on developing student changemakers, through teaching and research that is cross-disciplinary and community-engaged.  Projects may focus on specific challenges presented by strategic partners.  Success is determined through student learning and social impact. 

The SII reports directly to the Provost, and is guided by an Advisory Council comprised of MacEwan University faculty, administrators and students, as well as community leaders. Opportunities to be involved are available through committees which may focus on initiatives including, but not limited to, community service-learning, community-engaged research, interdisciplinary collaborations and curricular innovations. 

For any questions regarding the SII, please contact Heather Braid: