What I'm up to these days
- I'm the Lead Facilitator of the upcoming Social Learning for Social Impact Group MOOC, which will be offered fall 2015 through McGill University and EdX. I also provide mediation, facilitation and coaching services to individuals and groups.
- I teach CPAC102: Topics in Volunteerism and Community Development. This course is offered through the McGill School of Continuing Studies and leads students to consider the approaches and practices of local community organizing. Participants are introduced to the significance, and critiques, of volunteerism and the impact perpetrated by various local, third sector groups.
- My MA is in Educational Studies (Concordia University). My thesis research project, Power Up!, was a bike-powered exploration of the intersection of technology, community and self-reliance.
- I'm an affiliate of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University.
- Mapmaker Shane Watt and I are currently collaborating on Paper Places: an Exploration of Childhood, Mapmaking and the Commons, a workshop for 6-8 yr olds on their relationship to the city.
- A paper I wrote on the hacker-maker social movement will be included in Perspective on the Status of Electronic Equipment in Montreal, a journal published by Articule and the Artifact Institute.
- On Tuesday November 24, I'll be a guest speaker at a University of the Streets Café conversation: The Best of Intentions: Are we Mistaking Charity for Social Justice?
- I contributed a short presentation on social networks and communities of practice to the Social Learning for Social Impact Group MOOC currently being developed at McGill by Profs. Henry Mintzberg, Leslie Breitner and Anita Nowak, and Carlos Rueda. The MOOC launches this fall 2015.
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