LEARNING

We're committed to sharing what we learn through our projects. Explore some of the questions we've grappled with, and what we've learned along the way.

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COVID-19 and Student Food Insecurity

Read our Op-Ed "Student food insecurity: a problem before, during and after COVID-19."

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Embracing Agile Procurement

A workshop at the CodeForCanada National Summit, co-facilitated by Sam Laban

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Do Municipalities Trust Their Residents?

Good things happen when governments trust citizens
to take on community projects. 

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Trade offs in Procurement

Why don't you see eye to eye with your purchasing department? Competing values and the search for solutions. 

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The Procurement Puzzle

Is procurement like
baking a cake, sending
a rocket to the moon or
raising a child?

Challenge Scoping

The "Right" Problem

Why spend time scoping your procurement challenge? 

Confirmation bias and other traps to avoid.

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Civic Innovation

Prize Report

What we learned
from developing and
piloting the Sandbox.

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Student Social Entrepreneurship

What does research say about combining community engagement and social entrepreneurship?

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Tips on Starting an Innovation Lab

Reflections on starting a social innovation lab on campus.

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Open
Government 

Part of our speaker series:
How does open government
work in real life?

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Public
Innovation 

Part of our speaker series: How do participatory approaches improve the way public policy is developed?

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Big Data and

Smart Cities

Part of our speaker series: Mostly, it's about preparing and cleaning data for decision-making.

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