The Centre for Social Enterprise serves as a catalyst for faculty members across Memorial University, its schools and faculties to work together to strengthen understanding of social entrepreneurship and the dynamics of social enterprises, including how these new organizational forms can drive social innovation.
Our vision is to create a learning community that spans academic disciplines and the university-community divide. By working together, faculty members can undertake more ambitious and relevant research; they can collaborate on larger research grant proposals to access federal granting council and provincial funding; and community leaders, social entrepreneurs and faculty members can design and implement research projects that would strengthen the social enterprise ecosystem.
The centre provides pathways for graduate and undergraduate student participation on these research projects, and we convene conferences where academics and community members come together to explore opportunities for relevant and rigorous knowledge generation.
Collaborating with Harris Centre, we ensure that the most up-to-date knowledge in the social enterprise field is disseminated directly to practitioners in the area.