Minor in Social Innovation
The fundamental goal of this Minor is to help students engage in the emergent field of social innovation, to see themselves as change-makers and leaders who introduce innovative, radical and sustainable ways of improving life for those living in marginalized, disadvantaged or peripheral circumstance and to change the world for the better.
The curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach, draws on micro and macro analysis and recognizes academic and community expertise. A key aim is to create professional networks of peers and social innovators in fields of practice.
Administered by: School of Child and Youth Care
To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:
Required courses (3):
Plus three (3) of the following:
Choose any three courses on this list. The courses have been grouped into themes to facilitate an informed choice. Some courses have prerequisites. Child and Youth Care students must choose non-CYC courses.
Theme 1: Health and Well-Being
|CLD 450||Indigenous Early Learning|
|CYC 101||Intro to Child and Youth Care|
|DST 503||Current Topics in Disability I|
|FNY 400||Selected Topics in Food Security|
|FNY 510||Indigenous Food Systems in Canada|
|MWF 325||Birth and its Meanings|
|SWP 903||Crisis Intervention|
|SWP 908||Social Group Work|
|SWP 925||Strong Helpers' Teachings|
|SWP 933||Indigenous Health and Well Being|
Theme 2: Adversity and Rights
Theme 3: Community Development
Theme 4: Diversity
Theme 5: Global Issues
Theme 6: Leadership and Innovation
Please see (PDF file) Senate Policy 2 (opens in new window) , Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.