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Research Guides

Entrepreneurship Research Workshops

This guide outlines the suite of entrepreneurship research workshops provided by the library, including Co-Curricular Record and Graduate Professional Skills workshops. Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff at the university.

Putting People and the Planet First: Models for Social Enterprises

Take part in a workshop where you will develop a sustainable business strategy that creates value for people and planet.

You will examine the ecosystems and identify potential systems change. You’ll learn how social enterprises expand the thinking beyond a single bottom line. We will start with the lexicon and quickly move into real examples that will change your perspective on what’s possible. Bring your ideas for a social enterprise and we'll see if they can be turned into a sustainable business with social impact.​


When: Thursday, February 28th, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: University of Toronto Mississauga campus. Exact room location TBD

Cindy Ross Pedersen, Executive Director, The Agency, a hub for social innovation at U of T,

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Chris Kim, Entrepreneurship Librarian,, or Catherine Fournier Boulianne, Institute for Management & Innovation Liaison Librarian at Mississauga campus,

Registration opening soon


Note: This workshop is free and registration is required. However, we have a minimum attendance threshold for this course to run. If you cannot attend this workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign-in next to your name on the attendance sheet for this workshop. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

About the Facilitators

Cindy Ross Pedersen, Executive Director, The Agency at UofT.
Cindy is a former tech entrepreneur who successfully sold her company and refocused her skills and efforts in the field of social innovation. She is a Senior Fellow Massey College, supporter and community member of the Centre for Social Innovation and mentors students, alumni and entrepreneurs. In 2016 she founded The Agency which is a hub that facilitates introductions and wayfinding for students, faculty, teaching staff, alumni and partners focused on social innovation at UofT.