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CYC550 Foundations of Social Innovation: Weekly Readings

Course readings by week

Weekly readings
Week 1 - September 10, 2018

Transformative education: preparing the change-makers of tomorrow FCS academic plan executive summary.

Heigh, Jeremy. (n.d.) To Be Undecided. Sift | Everything. Retrieved from: http://www.sifteverything.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/090412-wicked-problems.pdf

Kim, M., in  Social Innovation August 4, 2015, 4 evolutions in social innovation education happening now and the 4 evolutions to come

Week 2 - September 17, 2018

Required reading:

Ganz, M., Kay, T., & Spicer, J. (2018, Spring). Social Enterprise Is Not Social Change. Stanford Social Innovation Review; Stanford, 16(2), 59–60. Retrieved from: http://ezproxy.lib.ryerson.ca/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.lib.ryerson.ca/docview/2007684836?accountid=13631

In class viewing:

MacAskill, W. (2018). What are the most important moral problems of our time? Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/will_macaskill_how_can_we_do_the_most_good_for_the_world

Costello, A. (2010). FRONTLINE/World | Southern Africa: Troubled Water | Synopsis And Video | PBS. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/southernafrica904/video_index.html


Recommended reading:

Ebrahim, A. (2013, March 13). Let’s Be Realistic About Measuring Impact. Retrieved August 17, 2018, from https://hbr.org/2013/03/lets-be-realistic-about-measur

Hobbes, M. (2014, November 17). Stop Trying to Save the World. The New Republic. Retrieved from https://newrepublic.com/article/120178/problem-international-development-and-plan-fix-it


Russell, A., & Vinsel, L. (2016, April 7). Hail the Maintainers. Aeon. Retrieved from https://aeon.co/essays/innovation-is-overvalued-maintenance-often-matters-more

Week 3 - September 24, 2018

TEPSIE: Section 1 & 2: pp. 1-16

The Three Cities Within Toronto / David Hulchanksi

Review of Segregation: A global history of divided cities / Carl H. Nightingale

DYBIA / FCS Partnership announced in Ryerson Today

Downtown Toronto Resource Booklet

Week 4 - October 1, 2018

TEPSIE: Section 3.3: pp. 17-23

*Ward, C. (2007, April 1). How the Public Library Became Heartbreak Hotel. Retrieved September 10, 2018, from http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174799/ward_how_the_public_library_became_heartbreak_hotel

Public Libraries Add Social Workers and Social Programs / Barbara Trainin Blank

 

Toronto Librarian Makes Her Case Against Little Free Libraries [CBC radio interview on As It Happens]

 

SCHMIDT, Jane; HALE, Jordan. Little Free Libraries®. Journal of Radical Librarianship, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 14-41, apr. 2017.

 

*this reading was the inspiration for the recently released movie The Public

 

 

Week 5 - October 15, 2017

TEPSIE Section 3.3 pp. 21-25

McQuade, S., Novoa, M., Obernauer, C. Building a healthier nail salon industry. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2016.

 
Week 6 & 7 - October 22-26, 29, 2018 Social Justice Week / Lightning Talks
Week 8 - Nov. 5, 2018

TEPSIE pp. 30-41

Brandon, J. & McCracken M. Creating Pride Through Decent Work: Social Enterprises in Manitoba. May 2016. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Week 9, Nov. 12, 2018

TEPSIE: pp. 41-43

Hambleton, R. (2015) Place-based collaboration: Leadership for a changing world. Administration, 63 (3). pp. 5-25. ISSN 0001-8325 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/27669

Week 10, Nov. 19, 2018 TBD