Prior to entering the world of universities, Cheryl Rose gained professional experience in a variety of leadership roles within the community sector. In 2007, she became the Associate Director of the Waterloo Institute on Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), a principal role within the national Social Innovation Generation (SiG) partnership. Recently, she was appointed a McConnell Foundation Senior Fellow.
She is currently working with a team at The Banff Centre to deliver a Social Innovation Residency, delivering a program based upon the connections between social innovation, indigenous knowledge, nature-based education and creative practice. She collaborates on similar programming for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Fellowship Program.
Cheryl holds a graduate degree in Capacity Development and Extension Studies, and she presents and coaches on Strategy Development for Social Innovation, and Enhancing Individual and Organizational Resilience. She is a mother and a grandmother who is inspired by her family to work for a better world.
Cheryl is an advisor for the Social Innovation Certificate program.