Frances Westley joined the University of Waterloo as the J.W. McConnell Chair in social innovation in July 2007. In this capacity she is one of the principle leads in a Canada wide initiative in social innovation, Social Innovation Generation (SiG) a cross sectoral partnership to build capacity for social innovation in Canada funded by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, University of Waterloo and the Ontario government.
Dan McCarthy is the Director of the Waterloo Institute of Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), and the Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies, as well as an associate professor in the School of Environment, Resource and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo.
Stephen Quilley is the Associate director of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience as well as an associate professor of the School of Environment, Resource and Sustainability in the Department of Environment at the University of Waterloo.