MCDRN Fall Series: Webinar #2

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network will be offering the second webinar of its Fall Series:

Information about the event:

Co-operative Development: Findings from a national study
Speakers: Dr. Fiona Duguid and Dr. Marcelo Vieta
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:00pm EDT
To Register for this event, click here!

Note that although registration is required, the webinars are free of charge.

Do not miss the last webinar:

Governing Housing Co-operatives: Recent findings
Speakers: Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid and Justin Ellerby
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00pm EST
To Register for this event, click here!

Videos and powerpoints available from past webinars here.

MCDRN Fall Webinar Series Starting October 1st 2014

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network will be offering the following Webinar Series starting October 1st 2014:

A Discussion of the Economic Impact of Co-operatives
Speakers: George Karaphillis and Alicia Lake
Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 1:00pm EDT
To Register for this event, click here!

Co-operative Development: Findings from a national study
Speakers: Dr. Fiona Duguid and Dr. Marcelo Vieta
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:00pm EDT
To Register for this event, click here!

Governing Housing Co-operatives: Recent findings
Speakers: Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid and Justin Ellerby
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00pm EST
To Register for this event, click here!

Note that although registration is required, the webinars are free of charge.

For more information, follow this link.

MCD Research Network Newsletter Released

Hot off the presses! Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network Newsletter (May edition) now released.

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Features:

Note from Dr. Sonja Novkovic, Academic Co-Lead

New book released by Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard

Update on the International Tools Conference – Halifax May 22-24

Fiona Duguid joins instructor team for Co-op Management Education program at SMU

Meet the new Prairie Cluster research assistant: Victoria Casey

Launch of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

And more….

Read it here

Research network wants 2 minutes of your time

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network is approaching its final year and wants to hear from you:

How we can we best share what we’ve learned about the impact of co-ops in Canada?

We’d so appreciate 2 minutes of your time to complete our short survey:
http://athena.smu.ca/survey/index.php?sid=73322&lang=en

Plus: survey participants will be entered into a draw to receive a copy of the late (and greatly missed) Dr. Ian McPherson’s book, “A Century of Co-operation”.

MCDRN Newsletter released and webinars open for registration

NEWSLETTER

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network (hosted from the Canadian Co-operative Association with partners across Canada) has released their quarterly newsletter in January. FULL EDITION

In this issue

Housing research update

New project on co-op theses: What are students researching?

New co-op development project update

National Study on the Impact of Co-ops

New project emerges from Sustainability Scorecard

Dr. Ian MacPherson remembered

Scholarships announced

Young scholars initiative

Researchers convened in South Africa

Webinars announced!

Meet new researchers

News – bits and bytes

Publication opportunities

Survey – win a book!

WEBINARS:

Co-operative identity and branding: Does the co-op brand attract people?

January 22, 1:00pm EST (1 hour)
Featured speakers: Siôn Whellens, Gerard Perron, Tom Webb
Register today!

Education for Co-operation: How do we educate co-operators?
March 12, 1:00pm EST (1 hour)
Featured speakers: Karen Miner, Christina Clamp and Erin Hancock
Register today!

Interim Publication Released- Measuring the Co-op Difference Research Network

Interim Publication of Research Results

Hot off the presses! The MCDRNetwork’s first cross-project publication is ready for you to read. Readers can learn about the approaches to research, the partners involved and the progress and results of each of the projects comprising the Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network. Digital link below. If you would like a hard copy, please send your request to erin.hancock@coopscanada.coop and they will be mailed while supplies last.

Highlights:
-tools that measure the co-op difference
-sector-specific research on – agriculture, renewable energy, housing, credit unions
-methodologies scan to measure social, environmental and economic impact of co-ops
-educational initiatives of co-ops
-organizational structure and co-ops across cultures

Read it online today!

Research Newsletter Released – MCDRN

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network is pleased to share the quarterly newsletter. Learn about research projects, upcoming events, opportunities for publication and a plethora of other news in the linked issue.

 

NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES:

Update on Co-operative Culture and Organizational Behaviour Project in Progress….2

Webinars….2

Prairie cluster welcomes new community partner….3

Project assessing new co-op development progresses….4

National study on the impact of co-ops gains Advisory Committee….5

Project exploring education in co-ops gets sector attention…5

Co-operative Sustainability Scorecard goes digital…6

The Atlantic Cluster pays mind to local food….7

Co-operative difference in housing project makes policy waves…7

Western Cluster Lead awarded Community Leadership Award…9

National Cluster welcomes two new students…9-10

Dissemination working group in action…10-11

Tons of co-op research events…11-12, 14-15

Journal publication opportunity…13

 

The full newsletter is available at http://www.cooperativedifference.coop/assets/files/Newsletter/MCDRN_CURA_Newsletter_April_2013_FINAL.pdf

Reminder – Tomorrow: Free webinar on methodologies for capturing co-op impact

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network invites you to join us. Please invite your friends and colleagues!

April 10 at 12:30 EDT

Measuring Co-operative Impact — Methodologies for capturing the economic, social and environmental impact of co-ops

The webinar will feature presentations by two researchers currently working on projects related to measuring co-op impact, George Karaphilis of Cape Breton University and Nicoleta Uzea of the University of Western Ontario.  Dr. Fiona Duguid, Research Officer at the Canadian Co-operative Association will also provide an overview of the new National Study on the Impact of Co-operatives. For more information and registration, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/440224433.

CCEDNet Webinar on Social Economy Research in Canada

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network is hosting a webinar focusing on social economy research, including co-operatives.

18 Apr 2013 at 12:00pm EDT (1:30pm Newfoundland, 1pm Atlantic, 12pm Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific)
The research on the social economy undertaken between 2005 and 2012 by the Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships, the national hub and the six regional research nodes continues.  This webinar will share the latest research activities relevant to CED policy and practice from several current research programs.  This session will deepen the connections between practitioners and researchers in the CED and social economy fields:  participants will hear who is doing what, what research outputs are available and what is expected, and how to get involved.

Presenters

Register at http://ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/node/11499

Co-op Research Newsletters! CASC and MCDRN

The Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation released a newsletter jam packed with information about upcoming events and opportunities.

CASC Newsletter

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network released a newsletter before the holidays in December. Since then it’s got a facelift and has been redesigned by Don McNair (http://mcnairediting.com). Find lots of information about research projects in progress and lots of events and opportunities.

MCDRN Newsletter