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Sustainable Social Innovation

July 3 - 25, 2020

Location: Humber Lakeshore Campus

There is no doubt that we live in a remarkable era of change. Facing unique challenges and previously unthinkable opportunities. How do we design effective ways to navigate these futures? Design for social innovation helps you establish a framework to today’s complex social problems. Using a human-centred, design thinking process, you will work in teams to investigate opportunities within the social system and formulate possible areas for intervention. You will also develop a convincing narrative to present sustainable solutions for social impact.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Take on a complex social problem facing society from a systems thinking approach;
  • Recognize opportunities to intervene in already existing systems;
  • Understand the value and importance of human-centred design in social systems;
  • And more!

This program is right for you if:

  • You are a catalyst, disruptor, maker, doer or leader;
  • You know that even the smallest solutions can create real change;
  • You are motivated by social interaction and transformation.

What will you be able to do after this course?

  • Communicate recommendations to improve complex social systems;
  • Understand how to use a systemic design framework;
  • Work within a group to design and co-create ideas.