A social enterprise is not an enterprise without sustainability; An individual cannot be a social entrepreneur without persisten
In today’s Social Enterprise Conference in Taipei, Mr. Erwin Wong (Huang) from Hong Kong gave great insights to the concepts of social entrepreneurship. Some of his comments made me think about the differences between social entrepreneurs and scholars, as well as the traits necessary to become a successful social entrepreneur.
Having been to many metropolitan cities and rode on their subways/MRTs, I feel the obligation to share with my friends the system maps of MRTs/Subways around the world. An extensive subway system can provide tremendous benefits to citizens and the environment. I hope to ride on even more subways in the future! (I personally knew London has a good subway system. However, it’s not included in my post since I haven’t been using it myself.)
1) Tokyo Subway
November 1 ~ December 12, 2012 at The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Friday, November 2, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The Japan Foundation, Toronto, 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213
Reservation Required: www.jftor.org/whaton/rsvp.php 416.966.1600 x102
1. Traveling Pencil – Altima discovered that stationaries are usually wasted by students. For example, pencils that were only used by a quarter were thrown away by many middle class kids. She built a network to collect stationaries and donate them to children who need them. Below is the link to her TED talk.
2. Scope Group – Scope Group offers specialized consulting and training services to many public and private entities engaging in healthcare.
Singapore is an interesting place. It's a city state on the tip of the Malay Peninsula. It's a modern hub with a fully diverse culture. Almost 40% of the city's residents are foreigners.
Today, Melinda and I went to the Singapore zoo. It was the best zoo I have been so far in my life! The open concept design made the visitors feel they are walking in an integrated space with the animals. There was no artificial bars that segregates us from the monkeys, birds, lemurs or even the tigers in the zoo. Although the Singapore Zoo might not have the most number of animals, due to the amazing decoration and arrangement, I felt I enjoyed it a lot more than other zoos I've been to.
I was very excited heading to Net Impact's speakers' series today. One of the featured social entrepreneur today is Johnny Wang, a U of T alum graduated with a civil engineering degree. U of T rocks!
Since my iPad just synched and I lost all of my notes, I will simply type down major learning points from the seminar. Website link for this social enterprise - iHealth - is provided below.
October 11th: Dark Subcultures of Youth
Aoi Haru (2001) and Detroit Metal City (2008)
October 18th: Crime in Full Colour
Tokyo Drifter (1966) and The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003)
October 25th: Lustful Obsession
Manji (1964) and Bounce Ko Gals (1997)
All screenings are free and open to the public, and they take place at Innis College (2 Sussex Ave), room 222. Each night starts at 7pm and goes until about 10:30pm.
Descriptions of each film can be found at the facebook event pages listed. This series is presented by CINSSU and EASSU.
By Sean Bettam
When Woodsworth College student Zachary Prong travelled to China after finishing high school, he intended to stay no more than two months. Several years later, China had become his home.
Now back in Canada and studying at the University of Toronto, Prong remains deeply affected by his time there – something that led him to enrol in the Faculty of Arts & Science’s new Contemporary Asian Studies program.
“I want to learn more about China and Asia, and their places in the world,” said Prong about his attraction to the program. “Global economic and political power is quickly shifting to Asia. It is an incredibly enormous and diverse region, and developments there present the international community with many risks, challenges, and opportunities.”