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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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New study published questions the claim that playing video games enhances your cognitive abilities. Experimental study finds no difference when comparing extreme users (5 hours + playing per week) vs non users on cognitive tasks. #psychology   #videogames   #gaming   #research  
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A set of innovation traps that funders and innovators both can fall into. It's never simple, but the journey to doing something new for better outcomes for the world wouldn't be worthwhile if it was. #innovation   #socialinnovation  
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Which business environments experience the greatest uncertainty? A look across different industries #innovation
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One of the scourges of the modern age of texting, tweeting, emailing and FB'ing is that it adds to the realm of interruptions, which is really influencing how we work and what kind of work we do. 
What all those "Got a minute?" interruptions cost in loss of job satisfaction and productivity may surprise you.
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My nerdism worlds collide: History + tea + design: The Evolution Of Tea Sets From Ancient Legend To Modern Biometrics http://ow.ly/LJO7l
Legend has it that a Chinese emperor first discovered tea more than 4,700 years ago. As the culture surrounding tea has changed through the centuries, so, too, have the tools we use to drink it.
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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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A special, open access issue of Ecology and Society looks at complexity thinking, ecology and applied research from the experience of Southern Africa. Great collection of new research articles. #science   #research   #complexity   #Africa  
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This is the shift the fashion industry needs and just about every other sector of our consumer economy. #fashion   #design   #sustainability   #innovation  
It has been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.
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Social innovation, social justice and the emotional link between them

Social innovations are judged by their impact, but in the quest to assess what it does we can miss the way it does it and that is where justice and the emotional connections that justice deals with come into play. Unless we consider social justice a part…
Social innovations are judged by their impact, but in the quest to assess what it does we can miss the way it does it and that is where justice and the emotional connections that justice deals with...
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Systems and regenerative thinking about the world and moving from parts to wholes. 
"Look well to the growing edge. All around us worlds are dying and new worlds are being born; all around us life is dying and life is being born. The fruit ripens on the tree, the roots are silentl...
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Learning is not a homogeneous activity and this article illustrates some of the different paths people take. 
 
To learn faster and better, we need to develop effective learning strategies - here are 25 techniques
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach educati
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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
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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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