Ric Young is the founder and president of E.Y.E. | The Social Projects Studio™- a company dedicated to the creation and development of breakthrough social change initiatives. Ric spoke about the recognition that society has "developed exceptional ingenuities, proficiencies, organizations and systems for change" and that we must harness these exceptionalities and apply it to social change initiatives.

Ric highlighted various real-world examples of large-scale, social change initiatives throughout the world and addressed some fundamental questions about their impact on society and their ability to create sustainable, positive changes on society.

Ric's talk is part of SiG@Waterloo's "Innovators in Action" Speaker Series which explores the application of social innovation to a number of specific sectors and issues.

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"Innovators in Action" Speaker Series - Summer 2010

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The SiG@Waterloo "Innovators in Action" Speaker Series, will apply the ideas of social innovation to a number of specific sectors and issues - education, youth mentorship, inclusion, collaboration and cultural change.

Each of the keynote speakers will


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The SiG@Waterloo "Innovators in Action" Speaker Series, will apply the ideas of social innovation to a number of specific sectors and issues - education, youth mentorship, inclusion, collaboration and cultural change.

Each of the keynote speakers will share their experiences of operating at the national level to identify and address the root causes of intractable social challenges. Each keynote lecture will be followed by a local panel discussion who will share their reflections on the presentation and offer insight into their own experiences.

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