Skip to Content

Sustainability Events

Institutional Entrepreneurs: Building Resilience in Socioecological Systems

Wrigley Lecture Series

Frances Westley

  • J. W. McConnell Chair, Social Innovation, University of Waterloo

Dr. Frances Westley joined the University of Waterloo in July of 2007 as Chair of Social Innovation Generation, a national initiative designed to build capacity for social innovation in Canada. She is published widely in the areas of building resilience of socioecological systems, knowledge generation, managing uncertainty and change, and visionary leadership. Her books include Experiments in Consilience,which focused on the dynamics of collaboration in managing ecological and conservation challenges, and Getting to Maybe, which addresses the interrelationship of individual and system dynamics in social innovation and transformation.

Monday, February 8, 2010
(reception to follow)