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Submitted by Jessica Nicksy on Tue, January 20, 2015
             “Show me a person with mental illness and I’ll show you a person with mental illness. Show me an artist with mental illness and I’ll show you an artist.”-Melissa Bender, Artist, Member of Workman...
Submitted by Durka Kumarathasan on Fri, November 28, 2014
“I realized that one of my strengths is bringing networks together to support social causes.” – Vicki S. Heyman “You can’t get innovation out of nothing, you need creativity.” – Jim Dickmeyer, Consul General There was no lack of passionate network builders or creativity...
Submitted by Durka Kumarathasan on Tue, November 11, 2014
Hungarian journalist Attila Mong made news himself in 2010 when he publicly protested a controversial and repressive media law by observing a minute of silence on his daily news show on the Hungarian Public Radio. That symbolic gesture was enough to get him suspended. Since...
Submitted by Jessica Nicksy on Mon, November 3, 2014
Hi!  I’m Marc, and much like you, I am in a constant state of high five with social entrepreneurship. People around us are inspired, governments are taking notice, ideas are becoming impactful projects and we are evolving as citizens of our capitalistic societies. It’s...

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Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, January 27, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/27/15 Editor's Note: This article is written by Roman Krznaric and first appeared on our Start Empathy blog. Roman is a founding faculty member of The School of Life. His latest book is Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Tue, January 20, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/20/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Darlene Damm and first appeared on singularityhub.com. From Elon Musk’s tweet that artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons to the growing clamor of voices...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Thu, January 15, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/15/15 Editor's Note: Tiwale, KadAfrica, Twim Academy, GiftedMom, and AEPT were named winners in The MasterCard Foundation and Ashoka’s “Future Forward: Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa” challenge. These young...
Submitted by Ashoka ChangeInSight on Wed, December 3, 2014
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/03/14 The global community of Ashoka deeply mourns the loss of fellow Ibrahim Sobham. His visionary concept of “putting young people in charge” became a model in later years for the Youth Venture idea and Ashoka’s current work...

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December 9, 2014
TORONTO, ON (December 9, 2014) — Dr. Aled Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), has been elected a Senior Ashoka Fellow.  The announcement was made by Ashoka Canada, which is part of a global network striving to shape a world that...
September 4, 2013
TORONTO (September 4th, 2013) – Ashoka Canada is excited to announce the election of Paul Born of Tamarack Institute and Michelle Lem of Community Veterinary Outreach as the two newest members of the Ashoka Fellowship.  These two Canadian social entrepreneurs have been...
February 19, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Ashoka engages Canadian colleges and universities in creating “learning networks” for changeToronto, Ontario - February 19, 2013 - World-class education prepares students to change the world. This bold vision for learning is shared by more and more...

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