Affiliated researchers

Katharine-McGowan

Katharine McGowan

Assistant professor, Mount Royal University

Lead researcher on the Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo project, Katharine has advanced work on Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience's (WISIR) developing social innovation theory based on historical case studies.

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Nino Antadze

Visiting assistant professor of Environmental Studies at Bucknell University

Nino is a post-doctoral fellow with the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED).  Read about her current work on “Cross-sector alliances to solve complex environmental issues.” 

Kirsten Robinson

Researcher

Lead researcher on the Social Innovation Simulation project at Social Innovation Generation (SiG) / Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), Kirsten is doing a PhD in systems design engineering.

Darcy Riddell

Darcy Riddell

Director of strategic learning at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Darcy Riddell has worked to change systems as an environmental activist, strategist, consultant, and educator for almost 20 years.

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Ola Tjornbo

Archipelago consultants

Ola Tjornbo's research interests are primarily focused on social innovation, social-ecological transformation, governance and complexity, and social media and virtual social networks.

Silvia-Dorado

Silvia Dorado

Visiting scholar

Silvia Dorado is an associate professor of Management at the University of Rhode Island and visiting professor at the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation (WISIR) and the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo.

Michele-Lee Moore

Michele-Lee Moore

Adjunct professor

Michele-Lee Moore is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria where she leads the Water, Innovation, and Global Governance lab based at the Centre for Global Studies. Michele-Lee is one of the faculty responsible delivering the Rockefeller Global Fellowship Program, and has previously helped deliver modules for the Graduate Diploma on Social Innovation.

She is a former McConnell Fellow in Social Innovation at Social Innovation Generation SiG@Waterloo, where she led a number of projects that examined the role of networks, social finance, and public policy in supporting social innovation.

Erin Alexiuk

Erin Alexiuk

Research associate, PhD student

Erin has an academic background in social-ecological resilience, critical indigenist methodologies, and social innovation. Through her PhD research, Erin aims to explore links between transformative learning theory and emerging literature on unsettling settler colonial society as a way to foster greater equity and sustainability in Canadian resource planning and management.

Kaitlyn Rathwell

Kaitlyn Rathwell

Researcher

Kaitlyn Rathwell is an environmental change scholar and practicing performance artist.

John Abraham

John Abraham

Assistant Professor

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