Situated on the top floor of the Bissett Building (EB 3013) at Mount Royal University, the Trico Changemakers Studio breathes in spectacular mountain views, natural light, and a vibrant and buzzing campus. Earlier this year in May, the Trico Changemakers Studio hosted a reception where partners and community members alike were able to see the brand new and gorgeously-designed Studio. One of the most prominent features was the debut of the Fish Wheel (click here to read more about the iconic exhibit).
On September 27th, 2018, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, the Trico Changemakers Studio will host the official grand opening showcase where you can meet some of their studio members and learn how they are making a meaningful difference. Not only is The Trico Changemakers Studio a co-working space for inspiring changemakers, it is also a place for research projects, furthering Indigenous and non-Indigenous reconciliation, advancing the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus designation, paid internships, student membership, community membership, and more.
Jill Andres, Director of the Trico Changemakers Studio, explains the essence of the Studio:
“We are really excited about the official launch of the Trico Changemakers Studio because it really highlights the fact that changemakers do come from all different backgrounds, sectors, and disciplines. We see this represented in our Studio members and the people who take part in our social impact facilitation offerings. We have social entrepreneurs, artists, activists, students-and every single one of them is essential if we want to make any progress relevant to a complex issue.”
Wayne Chiu, Founder and CEO of Trico Homes and Trico Foundation echoes Jill’s excitement:
“Trico Homes and the Trico Foundation are proud to support the Trico Changemakers Studio as it builds community and encourages making a difference for people and planet. I believe strongly in the power of diversity to help create the change we need in the world, and I have no doubt that the ‘secret sauce’ of the Studio’s success will be its commitment to bring together students, social entrepreneurs, activists, artists, and leaders from across sectors.”
The official public opening of the Trico Changemakers Studio will feature a showcase of its current occupants of nine organizations and five student changemaker teams. We cannot wait for the learning, innovation, and community building the Studio will shepherd!