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Dean of Haskayne School of Business Provides Keynote on Social Enterprise: Video Now Available

November 21, 2019 was a night that put the celebration of social entrepreneurs front and centre, with the Social EnterPrize and What’s Next YYC awards. Sandwiched between those celebrations was a keynote that was provocative and profound. With the recent availability of the video of the keynote, Trico wanted to share this thought-provoking speech. Dr. Jim Dewald, PhD, Dean of the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, presented a keynote entitled, “Social Enterprise: A New Paradigm?”.

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From School Project to Multinational Social Enterprise: Canada’s Arbutus Medical Drills Down to Impact

Arbutus Medical is a Vancouver based social enterprise developing devices that break down barriers to safe surgery. Michael Cancilla, Director of Engineering and Co-Founder of Arbutus Medical states:

“From the beginning, we have been focused on expanding surgical care and we do that through frugal innovation. That means we look for simple solutions to complex problems to break down barriers to care.”

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Skwachàys Lodge Wins the 2019 $100,000 Social EnterPrize

Presented by the Trico Charitable Foundation and the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, the biennial Social EnterPrize celebrates Canadian organizations demonstrating best practices, impact and innovation in social enterprise. We are extremely excited to announce Skwachàys Lodge as the recipient of the 2019 Social EnterPrize! The award will be formally presented on the evening of November 21, 2019. Tickets now available!

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Announcing Charmian Love as What’s Next YYC Judge: International Veteran of Social Entrepreneurship Will Also Offer Coaching to Four Recipients

Trico Charitable Foundation and the Haskayne School of Business are extremely pleased to announce Charmian Love as the judge for What’s Next YYC at the Social EnterPrize event on November 21st, 2019. Charmian is also offering the four lucky recipients of What’s Next YYC one hour of one-on-one coaching, which is a huge bonus for any social entrepreneur.

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As capitalism evolves, Calgary poised to be a leader

Amidst shifting perspectives about the role of business in society today, the University of Calgary has announced the creation of the Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre at the Haskayne School of Business. As business is changing, so, too, is business education.

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