Professor and JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo
EXTERNAL SCIENTIST, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Frances Westley, who was the founding director of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, is a renowned scholar and consultant in the areas of social innovation, strategies for sustainable development, strategic change, visionary leadership and inter-organizational collaboration. At the University of Waterloo, she leads a research team dedicated to understanding social innovation. She is one of the principle leads in a Canada-wide initiative in social innovation, Social Innovation Generation (SiG), a cross sectoral partnership to build capacity for social innovation in Canada funded by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, University of Waterloo and the Ontario government.