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GreenHouse offers two courses in social innovation and entrepreneurship. These courses can be used as electives to customize your degree or be counted towards the Minor in Entrepreneurship offered by the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.

Course Delivery - Important notice

In alignment with Waterloo's COVID-19 pandemic response, all SVENT courses for the Winter 2021 term will be delivered virtually. 

For important updates and more information about how COVID-19 is impacting Waterloo operations, please visit the main Coronavirus Information page.

SVENT 225: Fundamentals of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (0.50 Credits)

Offered in Fall/Winter/Spring

The course explores the theory and practice related to the management of socially responsible innovation and entrepreneurship. A large portion of the course will focus on experiential learning through building and testing new initiatives.

SVENT 225 Syllabus (PDF)


SVENT 325: Leading a social venture (0.50 Credits)

Offered in Fall/Winter/Spring

Prerequisite: Permission from the instructor. Contact Brendan Wylie-Toal for more information.

This course is reserved for students who demonstrated commitment to social innovation and experiential learning. SVENT 325 uses a Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) model, which is unlike most other courses at the University of Waterloo.

SVENT 325 Syllabus (PDF)




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