We are pleased to participate and host a number of events throughout the year that engage our community as well as provide opportunities for Memorial students to learn, expand their networks and share their ideas.

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Students Events

Student challenge events provide exposure to social enterprise concepts and are a critical entry point for students exploring social innovation. They offer students opportunities to explore, grow and develop the teamwork and collaboration skills needed for the 21st century.

Please stay tuned for future student challenge events. 

Community Events

  • 3-part Series with Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation (Open to everyone!)

In this 3-part series, we hear from Neil Stott (Co-director, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation) and Nicole Helwig (Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation). They share their experiences supporting over 300 social ventures through the Cambridge Social Ventures incubator programme and more than 1,500 social entrepreneurs through Social Venture Weekends. 

SESSION #1: Social ventures – More than just another charity thrift shop
Social enterprise, social purpose organization, impact-driven enterprise…? Neil and Nicole cut through the jargon and describe ‘social ventures’ and the approach developed by Cambridge Social Ventures.  

SESSION #2: The policy environment in the UK for social enterprise
This session presents some of the developments of the past two decades of social enterprise policy in the UK. What has worked and what lessons have been learned that could inform policy here in Newfoundland and Labrador? 

SESSION #3: An ecosystem for social venture supports
The final session of the series summarizes lessons learned from almost a decade of supporting social entrepreneurs through the Cambridge Social Ventures incubator. The role of other entrepreneurship ecosystem partners and business development professionals is also discussed. 

WHEN: May 23rd | 10:00 - 11:30am NST
WHERE: Online (Virtual)

Register here