Assistant Professor (Director of Academic Programs, Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience), School of Environment Enterprise and Development
Office: EV3 4261
Sean’s core research interests are in using finance as a tool to promote social end ecological change and in social innovation lab processes that engage different perspectives in solving complex problems. Overall his work develops tools for the alignment our social, ecological and economic systems towards sustainability over time.
His work includes relationships with research-intensive organizations inside and outside the academy including the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, the MaRS Solutions Lab and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He is also a Fellow with the Filene Research Institute which focuses on the development of the credit union sector and works extensively on new technology with the Canadian Credit Union Association. He has also played key roles in establishing a number of community groups including the Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group and Sustainable Waterloo Region, as well as engaging in national advocacy efforts tied to youth unemployment, electoral reform and the establishment of a basic income.