North Coast Innovation Lab

The two internships proposed in this application are for research and feasibility project coordinators for the North Coast Innovation Lab (NCIL) in Prince Rupert, BC.
In addition to research and feasibility around potential projects that will a) grow the local economy for fish and marine products, and b) enhance coworking and resource sharing, the internships will also explore, at both systems and ground levels, how social innovation strategies of economic development and community building can be applied in the rural, northern and coastal context.
Ultimately, the NCIL hopes to spark a systemic shift in the approach to community-led economic development, and interns will play an integral role in the planning, research, prototyping and feasibility of marine economy-building and resource-sharing initiatives.

Kara Herbert
Rabia Ahmed
Faculty Supervisor: 
Nancy Olewiler
Raymond Rogers
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