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Innis College Residence- Events Room

111 St. George Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2E8

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We invite UofT students to participate in an interactive living library focused on careers that will create change in the world. In small groups, you will get to sit down with our social innovators and entrepreneurs and ask them questions about their careers, how they got there and what advice they can offer you. Whether you are a first year or graduating student, learn how to create impact now and in the future.

When is it?

Wednesday January 17th from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Innis College Residence- Events Room, 111 St. George Street.
Please note the new address.

Drop in, stay for a while and network with people who are passionate about social change.

Who can I meet?

The Living Library showcases a variety individuals who are social entrepreneurs or social innovators. They have experience as students, employees, founders, researchers, academics, interns and volunteers.

  • Assistant Professor David Roberts- Teaching Urban Studies at Innis College

  • Erin Kang- passionate storyteller, event producer, & community-builder. She is the Founder of Stories of Ours, a project using storytelling and art to challenge dominant narratives

  • Jeffrey Law - Public Education and Outreach Officer for Rouge National Urban Park, Parks Canada

  • Karen Gomez- UofT Graduate and Analyst with Puropse Capital

  • Lissette Rosado Ferrari- UofT Graduate student and UNICEF consultant, Researcher at UofT

  • Quinn Underwood- 3rd year student at U of T, a relentless social entrepreneur and innovator in global health, and a purveyor of salutogenesis.

  • Beth Dea- Chief Operating Officer at Rise Asset Development, incubated at the UofT.

  • Andrea March- Driven to harness the power of the private sector for public good, Andrea has built her career on aligning business and community goals and currently leads innovation within RBC’s Corporate Citizenship team.

  • Nuha Siddiqui- President of Enactus UofT and a 4th year accouting student. Nuha is a co-founder of her social enterprise, EcoPackers, which makes recycled packaging peanuts out of potato starch and provides employment to disadvantaged individuals.

What can I get out of this session?

FREE sandwiches, coffee, tea and snacks

Connections for your future career

Ways to plan for a career that will have impact

Hear stories, struggles and successes from those in the field

Build your network before you enter the job market

What is a Living Library?

A living library provides an environment for conversation and relationship building between a small group of people. Our guest social innovators and entrepreneurs are the “books” and students are the readers. Students join a guest for 15 minutes to hear their stories about working in the field of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, then move onto the next “book.” It's a chance to learn more about how to be changemakers in your studies and careers.


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