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Alumni Voice – Mapping the Mosaic of Community Assets During and After COVID-19 (South Africa)

Alumni Voice – Mapping the Mosaic of Community Assets During and After COVID-19 (South Africa)

Humans are hard-wired to focus on threats and problems. It’s an evolutionary survival mechanism that has served us well for thousands of years. When faced with a crisis, we usually react in one of three ways – fight, flight, or freeze. When faced with the unprecedented and existential threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s unsurprising that our threat-response mechanisms have gone into overdrive.

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Stories of Community Resilience and Entrepreneurship during Global Pandemic

Stories of Community Resilience and Entrepreneurship during Global Pandemic

An expert in Inclusive Economies has begun sharing experiences of the Global South during the Covid-19 pandemic in a series of essays entitled Stories of Community Resilience and Entrepreneurship. Written by Coady Institute’s Yogesh Ghore, the essays examine innovative solutions being developed by Coady graduates, partners, and others in the Global South. Ghore has worked internationally supporting economic development in South and Southeast Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean.

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Op-ed: 20 Million Face Masks

Op-ed: 20 Million Face Masks

As the world responds to the Covid-19 pandemic, a pressing and immediate issue is the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the front-line health workers who are working to save the lives of others. Facemasks are an essential part of the PPE. The answer is coming from an unusual and unexpected place: poor women, most of whom are living in the rural economy, and probably never heard of such masks before.

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Upcoming Events

Webinar Series: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on the Future of Work and Workers

Coady Institute and the Centre for Employment Innovation are reviving the tradition of Kitchen Table meetings through a series of online discussions on the Future of Work and Workers so that we may collectively learn from each other.

The Impact of Technology on the Non-Profit Sector

September 15, 9:00AM (ADT*)
Atlantic Daylight Time (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – don’t forget to check your local time zone!

Continuous advancements in technologies such as machine learning, deep learning, and block chain, as well as the innovation and creativity in how these technologies can be applied to address different challenges, provide non-profit workers around the world with new tools and capabilities to help address the multi-faceted and complex social, economic, and environmental challenges they face.

 

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Pathy Foundation Fellowship Information Sessions

If you are a graduating student of StFX University, University of Ottawa, McGill University, Bishop’s University, or Queen’s University, join us for an information session to learn more about the Pathy Foundation Fellowship.

 

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Local Women’s Voices for Peace: A Community Leadership E-Conference

September 21 to 24, 2020 – In partnership with local women leaders working in the areas of women’s rights, peace, and security around the globe, Coady Institute is pleased to announce the community leadership e-conference, “Local Women’s Voices for Peace”.

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Growing Social Justice at X: Reimagining the Coady Chair in Social Justice

The Coady Chair in Social Justice (CCSJ) is a program aimed at engaging StFX University, Coady and local communities in issues of social justice. The CCSJ Committee has been stepping back to reimagine together what could be, asking – how can the CCSJ best support social justice? Join us for one of these upcoming Zoom sessions to share your thoughts!

September 14, 7PM – Growing Social Justice at X : Mi’kmaq Circle
September 19, 1PM – Growing Social Justice at X : African Nova Scotian Circle

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If you can’t join, but want to share your thoughts, please fill out the survey here or get in touch for a conversation.