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d.studio reflections on the Fall 2013 lululemon studio

d.studio reflections on the Fall 2013 lululemon studio

The d.studio hummed last term with two major projects for the B. Comm students — one section tackled a business model project for the Pacific Newspaper Group. The other section engaged with a series of projects from lululemon.  I was honoured and delighted to have Nancy Richardson join me each Wednesday afternoon for three hours […]

Dublin City Beta Projects

Dublin City Beta Projects

DUBLIN CITY BETA PROJECTS http://dubcitybeta.wordpress.com/ Beta Projects.  Trials.  Demos.  Pilots.  Seems like the way to go these days to minimize risk and maximize potential to test ideas, to prototype them and learn very specifically what works and what doesn’t. The Dublin City Beta Project is an example of the city’s suite of innovative ideas to […]

Resilience:  Investing in Youth, Disruptive Learning Environments

Resilience: Investing in Youth, Disruptive Learning Environments

Last week was “resilience” week in my life.  Tuesday night we were at Robson Square for “Community-based Resilience:  Front-Line Storiesfrom US & Canada.  We were fortunate to have Mary Rowe visiting from the Municipal Arts Society of New York (MASNY).  I called Mary the “doyenne of resilience” — she has taken MASNY from being simply […]

Dublin House. Pivot Dublin. CreativeD.

Dublin House. Pivot Dublin. CreativeD.

We spent our final Leadings Cities day in Dublin at Dublin City Hall — finding out about all their initiatives which focus on two pillars: smart, digital, green leisure, tourism, culture We are very fortunate to have a wonderful point person form the City of Dublin on Leading Cities — Jamie Cudden.  He is now […]

Leading Cities:  Day 2 Dublin: Science Gallery, Digital Hub, Guinness

Leading Cities: Day 2 Dublin: Science Gallery, Digital Hub, Guinness

Forgot to mention in the last post that on Day 1 we met Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the “Dail” — their parliament.  We also stuck our noses into their version of House of Commons & Senate.  Interesting to listen to the discussion.  At the time, the hot news was the “Anglo-Irish Bank Tapes” […]

Leading Cities Summit:  Day 1 Dublin

Leading Cities Summit: Day 1 Dublin

The World Class Cities Partnership is re-branding.  Hurrah!  We are now “Leading Cities” — and now we need a tag-line. But more importantly, we just met in Dublin for 3 days.  There were representatives from the following Cities (from universities and from the Cities themselves — often Deputy Mayors or Councillors).  The cities represented this […]

New MBA Module:  Business in Society:  Indigenous Leadership & the Culture of Engagement

New MBA Module: Business in Society: Indigenous Leadership & the Culture of Engagement

Tomorrow is the launch of an inaugural four-day Business in Society Module in the Full-time MBA Program at Sauder.  The topic is “Indigneous Leadership and the Culture of Engagement”.  James Tansey from ISIS,  Rick Colbourne from the Ch’nook Program at Sauder and I are leading this four-day module. Learning Objectives: Students will be able to: […]

MBA Global Immersion – the inaugural run

MBA Global Immersion – the inaugural run

The Sauder MBA is in dynamic revision.  Some would argue this is frustrating — others would say that curriculum always should be evolving and transforming in response to students and societal context.  Whichever side of the fence you sit on, the Global Immersion for our Full Time MBAs had its inaugural run this past February. […]

Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging: a co-creation project

Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging: a co-creation project

As part of the World Class Cities Partnership’s 2013 research project — “Co-Creating Urban Sustainability” — 4 Sauder MBA students (Phil Gray, Reid Keller, Michele Mossman & Geoff Carran) have started a project on Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging.  http://www.northeastern.edu/wccp/  The course (a Sauder Directed Study) is being led along strategic design principles, which include: Co-creation […]

the d.studio is looking for 2 Graduate Research Assistants

The d.studio currently requires TWO Graduate Research Assistants for a Literature Review on Transportation & Environmental Resource Management, in relation to marine transportation of liquid fossil fuels. The positions run from February-April 2013 on a part-time basis (200 hours per position). Please visit the job information via the link below if you are qualified and […]

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