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Works at CENSE Research + Design
Attended Ontario College of Art & Design
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A brilliant piece of wisdom often lost on people...
 
Every day is a new day and an opportunity for change and evolution . . .
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The great folk at the MaRS Solutions Lab are hiring a specialist in healthcare and behavioural economics. Sound like you? Job is open until August 12th
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A great read for those who believe a little too much in the power of networks to level the playing field. Power still exists beyond their boundaries even if that power is changing. #socialnetworks   #socinn   #networks  
A popular argument of the last twenty years claims that power has dissolved thanks to the combination of digital networks and globalisation.
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Terrific series on creating health in the 21st Century and what it means for social innovation (opportunities and challenges) #health   #socinn   #wellbeing  
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A nice new piece of scholarship that's looking at the use of the Viable Systems Model in practice. 
 
New from Ilia Bider: Viable Systems Models applied to Adaptive Case Management
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Coffee, tea and a little wine can make for a long, healthy life according to researchers looking at those who live the longest.
Researchers studying the Blue Zones, five regions around the world with lots of centenarians, have come up with this rule: "Drink coffee for breakfast, tea in the afternoon, wine at 5 p.m."
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Here's a design innovation that draws inspiration from bees and their honeycombs to create lightweight sound buffers to make your space -- particularly an airplane - much quieter
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"You're ready. Start making stuff" - Austin Kleon http://ow.ly/Qhi2A 
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This reflection on productivity is well worth the read. In these dog days of summer, it's worth pausing and asking about what we're producing with all this productivity we're engaged in #productivity   #ideas  
The trouble with productivity as a value is that it treats a morally ambiguous act as a moral good. What, specifically, do we want to be producing more of?
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Systems mapping the cultures of social innovation forming in Canada. Building a movement involves knowing where the players are http://ow.ly/PTYra 
SiG Note: This article was originally published on July 7, 2015 on the RECODE Blog. It has been cross-posted with permission from RECODE.  Over the past year, we have had the pleasure of working with Intel on systems mapping, which involves crowdsourcing information gathered through their meticulously designed surveys and then sharing the data visually in partnership with Vibrant […]
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Canadian Pan-Am athlete personifies perseverance (and is a PhD-candidate to boot!) #inspiration   #athletics   #panamgames   
Sasha Gollish, one of Canada’s fastest runners, took unconventional path to reach the highest level of her sport
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Very true words.
 
Words to live by . . . from the Jay Walker library on the history of human imagination
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Social Innovation Design and Evaluation Consultant
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Design thinking, program evaluation, research, program design, strategy, foresight, public engagement,
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  • CENSE Research + Design
    Principal, 2005 - present
    I lead a consultancy that focuses on the design of social innovation, working with organizations in health and human services and industries using social enterprise to learn about their work and aid in their efforts to become more innovative, sustainable, and adaptive.
  • University of Toronto
    Professor, 2006 - 2012
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Toronto
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Calgary - Vancouver - London, ON - Regina
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Design. Systems. Foresight. Health. Innovation. Education
Introduction
I am the Principal of CENSE Research + Design, a health-focused design studio centred on social innovation. We focus on developing strategic learning systems, creative education, and program development aimed at helping organizations innovate and address complex problems more effectively.

I hold a PhD in Public Health, did a Post-Doc in Systems Science and Knowledge Translation, and am currently completing a Masters degree in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCADU in Toronto. 

All this gets combined creatively to help those seeking to make this world a bit better deal with the complexity of social systems to innovate, learn and share what they know. 
Education
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
    Strategic Foresight and Innovation, 2011 - 2013
    Focus on design thinking, strategic foresight, business model innovation, leadership and systems thinking
  • University Of Toronto
    Public Health Sciences, 1998 - 2004
    Focus on behavioural science approaches to public health and health promotion with speciality in evaluation, measurement and eHealth along with post-secondary teaching.
  • University Of Regina
    Psychology, 1991 - 1996
    Focus on psychology as a discipline in all major forms: behavioural, cognitive, psychodynamic, social, experimental and research.
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
    Community Psychology, 1996 - 1998
    Emphasis on community research and practice, education, and program evaluation.
  • University Of British Columbia
    Systems Thinking & Knowledge Translation, 2005 - 2006
    Emphasis on systems thinking and complexity science, knowledge translation and integration, public health learning.
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Among the best food and coffee combinations you will find anywhere. Simple foods, brilliant espresso options
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