Assistant Professor
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519-888-4567, ext. 48680
EV3 4261

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headshot of sean geobeySean Geobey brings applied expertise in social innovation theory, sustainable finance, planning, governance, and decision-theory to his research and teaching. As the Co-Director of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR) his teaching includes cutting edge work in social entrepreneurship and social innovation, with a pedagogical approach that uses problem-based, community-engaged learning. His research focuses on the governance and design f collective action for social innovation. This research includes the use of evidence in interdisciplinary decision-making, design for participatory decision-making, and social finance. He runs the social innovation lab work for WISIR and is the Principal Investigator of WISIR’s Legacy Leadership Lab (, an ecosystem mobilization program funded by the Canadian Social Finance Fund’s Investment Readiness Program to explore the conversion of conventional small businesses into social purpose organizations through social acquisitions.

Courses Taught 

University of Waterloo