North Coast Innovation Lab
The North Coast Innovation Lab (NCIL) is a place-based initiative for people who are invested in the future of Prince Rupert to work together on tangible projects and initiatives that build a resilient economy as a tool for community well-being. Forthcoming student Project Coordinators provide capacity to the efforts of the NCIL through action-research, project prototyping/piloting, social innovation methodology application & understanding, and community learning activities and presentations reflecting the efforts and outcomes of the NCIL. They enhance internal and community understanding of complex community challenges; build relationships and partnerships within Prince Rupert; enhance collaboration and cooperation in developing innovative projects; and support ongoing community development initiatives.
Ultimately, the NCIL hopes to spark a systemic shift in the approach to community-led economic development, and student Project Coordinators (interns) will play an integral role in the planning, research, prototyping and feasibility of NCIL-related initiatives.