The professor as social innovator – evolving roles on campus and in communities

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Join us at a Congress 2016 event to explore the professor as social innovator – evolving roles on campus and in communities.

Hosted by Mitacs, this panel session will convene leading Canadian academics to discuss how the professor’s role has changed over the past two decades; whether universities, governments, and others are supporting professors in their changing role; and the skills and resources needed to promote social innovation.


  • Patti Derbyshire, Chair, Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Social Innovation, Mount Royal University
  • Eugene Kowch, Associate Professor of Education Technology and Education Leadership, University of Calgary
  • Susan Crichton, Director, Faculty of Education, and Director, Innovative Learning Centre, University of British Columbia - Okanagan
  • Paul Shumlich, Founder, Strategy Director at Deepwater Farms

The panel will take place in English and is open to the public.

Congress 2016 organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences — it features Canada’s largest academic trade show and a week of conference programming on social sciences and humanities.

We look forward to seeing you there.