We have partnered with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to deliver a two-day event focusing on the role that academia has to play in supporting social enterprise. The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU was founded in 2010 in honour of Noble Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus in recognition of his efforts to advance social and economic opportunities of poor people through micro- credit. Since then, and particularly under the leadership of Professor Cam Donaldson, Yunus Chair in Social Business and Health, the Yunus Centre has grown to become one of the world’s leading centres for the study of social enterprise. GCU has steadily become renowned internationally for its ground-breaking work in social enterprise research, both at home and internationally, and their academics provide international leadership in the developing fields of social enterprise scholarship, teaching and practice.
The university will host circa 100 academics and social enterprise practitioners from around the globe to look at what academia is doing internationally to advance social enterprise teaching, research and community engagement.
John Pearce Memorial Lecture:10th September, Glasgow
Delegates of both the Academic Symposium and Zero Waste & Zero Carbon Symposium are invited to the John Pearce Memorial Lecture at Glasgow Caledonian University from 6.30-7.30pm. Delegates are then invited to take a short walk to Glasgow City Chambers for a civic reception, hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow. Delegates of these events can register their attendance at the time of booking. This event gives them the opportunity to hear from Baroness Glenys Thornton and network with some local social enterprises in Glasgow and further afield.
Evening event at The Experience: 11th September, Glasgow
Delegates of both the Academic Symposium and Zero Waste & Zero Carbon Symposium are invited to participate in a karting and networking evening at The Experience, Hillington, the only indoor electric karting centre in Scotland, which operates as a social enterprise, part of Kibble Education and Care Centre. Delegates of these events can register their attendance at the time of booking.