How can post-secondary institutions transform their internal practices and structures to more actively contribute to positive social change?


The post-secondary sector has an opportunity to complement their core social impact of teaching and research, by becoming more effective collaborators in addressing the challenges of their communities.

This project will identify what works, extract lessons learned, and explore the possibilities of adaptation to enhance post-secondary capacity to contribute to society. The search will focus on the following areas: 

  • Incentive structures for faculty that supports community-centered research and collaboration. 
  • Inclusive and equitable retention strategies for faculty, administration and governance.
  • Safe and healthy campuses for students and staff. 

While faculty and administration are our primary target group, research might also uncover innovations that have created collaborative, safe and healthy institutional cultures for students and staff alike. 

Stakeholders panel

Andrew Woodall, Ann Buller, Charmaine Lyn, Cheryl Rose, Christine Trauttmansdorff, Danica Straith, Daniel Overall, Fiona Deller, Hamoon Ekhtiari, Ilona Dougherty, James Stauch, Jill Andres, Jodi Stonehouse, Joe Henry, Joy Johnson, Kelly Hodgins, Lindsay Carlton, Lory Hewson, Mary Wilson, Melody MacLean, Michelle Baldwin, Noah Aiken-Klar, Nick Nadeau, Pamela Ouart-McNabb, Paulo Cardoso, Peter Milley, Phil Glennie, Ryan Murphy, Shawn Smith, Stephanie Bertolo, Stephen Mooney, Suzie Addison-Toor and Tim Draimin.

Challenge completed
March 2020