Presenters will discuss how UC and UQAM have taken their successful joint social entrepreneurship program and enhanced and strengthened the learning outcomes and expanded its scalability by going virtual. This was done through an increased focus on group dynamics and product development and through the realization that by going virtual we can scale up both the number of participants and partner institutions. Social entrepreneurship is an excellent course topic to test virtual partnerships: it is interdisciplinary, if focuses on global issues important to students, and the final results are applicable across a wide range of disciplines and geographic regions.

Authors: Neil Choudhury, Tobi Rodrigue

Bio: Neil: Neil is an Assistant Director with the University Honors Program at UC. He has co-taught the joint seminar INTB3094 Social Entrepreneurship with UC partner Universite de Quebec a Montreal since 2014. He completed his undergrad at the University of Louisville and his graduate work at the University of Washington. Tobi: After obtaining a BA.A in international business, Tobi worked for Proctor & Gamble in Canada before returning for his PhD in management at the Universite de Quebec a Montreal (UQAM). He has been involved in the Social Entrepreneurship course for eight years and was a former student in the class.