Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience

| Design Project:

Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR) Content Management and Rebranding

| Brief:

The Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience is an academic department at the University of Waterloo that is strategically placed to continue the work of SiG@Waterloo in its emerging leadership role in generating new inter-disciplinary knowledge about social innovations and the social innovation process in Canada. This will be achieved through collaborative research across UW academic units, inter-institutionally, as well as, across sectors in society. Application and mobilization of this knowledge will be achieved through design and delivery of a range of new curriculum offerings and training opportunities, including the new Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation.

The University of Waterloo’s reputation as Canada’s most innovative university, its recognized expertise in a range of disciplinary areas concerned with systems, complexity and innovation, and its demonstrated commitment to cross-sectoral collaborations, provide a rich and supportive environment to create the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience. WISIR will be housed within the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment.

WISIR will further reinforce and realize UW’s statement that, “in the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.”

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