On Tuesday, April 4, CHEC Initiative held its Building Bridges Workshop in Stratford. In attendance were representatives of many community organizations as well as City of Stratford Staff and members of Council. The workshop explored the theme of collaborative problem solving for community wellbeing, with a specific focus on Situation Tables, which represent a roundtable form of mobilizing health and social services for at-risk individuals and families.
Great news! EMAGIN Clean Technologies Inc., a CHEC-supported endeavour, was identified by Imagine H2O’s Accelerator program as one of the top-10 promising data-driven water businesses worldwide! EMAGIN, the brainchild of UW Engineering and Economics students, was selected from a global competitive field of over 180 companies across 18 countries to participate in Imagine H2O’s Accelerator.
Third-year students enrolled in Dr. Kevin Harrigan's Stratford Campus Global Business and Digital Arts Global Business Project class made interactive games and web sites that depict the "Five Ways to Wellbeing" mental health framework. CHEC Initiative facilitated the connection between Dr. Harrigan's class and the Waterloo Region Mental Health Work Group, which is looking for creative ways to develop and disseminate information about the framework in community organizations in the region of Waterloo and beyond.
On November 11, 2016, CHEC Initiative held its inaugural Seed Grant Pitch Competition. The competition awards funding for one collaborative research team to engage a co-op student in a full-time research assistant and/or administrative capacity for one term.