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Introducing Inaugural CSI, Director – Elizabeth Dove

Tags: November 2022, Vol. 3, Issue 1

We are very pleased to announce that Elizabeth Dove has joined us as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), as of Monday September 19th.

Elizabeth is a recognized leader in corporate social responsibility and has pioneered innovative strategies and worked to build solid external and internal partnerships that enable corporate citizenship and social and sustainability impact. Elizabeth has over 20 years of professional experience spanning from corporate partnerships, strategic consulting, to non-profit leadership.

Elizabeth joins Humber from Volunteer Canada where she was the Director of Corporate Citizenship. Elizabeth is also a lecturer and mentor in the post-secondary environment. She previously taught Adult Learning & Training and NGO Management in the Longo Faculty of Business. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Development and Consumer Studies from the University of Guelph and a Master of Management (MM) with a social impact concentration from McGill University in the McGill- McConnell Program for National Voluntary Sector Leaders.

As the inaugural Director of the CSI, Elizabeth will be responsible for ensuring that all social innovation activity is focused on the co-creation of processes, solutions, and the removal of barriers to address issues that impact our communities on a local, national, and global level. The Director is responsible for leveraging existing and creating new internal and external strategic networks and partnerships, which lead to the development, implementation, and delivery of a wide range of innovation projects and activities.

The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) is part of the larger Humber Centres of Innovation (COI) network, which comprises of five COIs that focus on key areas of proven strength and industry sector growth. The CSI focuses on multidisciplinary approaches to facilitate the removal of barriers and community capacity building through the co-creation of solutions that address current societal challenges.

Elizabeth will work collaboratively with the FSCS administration team as well as Humber’s team of academic leaders, the CSI Steering committee, the CSI Advisory Committee, and the COI Network leadership team.

Please join me in extending a heartfelt welcome to Elizabeth as she begins her journey at Humber College.

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