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COVID-19: Challenges, Opportunities and the Road Ahead

As a global community, Singularity University (SU) equips leaders, startups and organizations with the tools, experts and mindsets to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. During these uncertain times, people have questions, and the SU community is here to shed some light.  Harnessing SU's knowledge and leadership in innovative experience delivery, over 30 speakers from the [...]

2020-03-19T14:59:21+00:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

The Power of Virtual Communities, in Times of Disconnection

The world is more connected than ever before, and the ease of travel makes the speed at which we connect even easier.  Today, however, travel is being called into question, with the coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping the globe. Growing concerns have led people, governments and organizations to exercise extreme caution around travel and meetings. This raises [...]

2020-03-31T16:46:42+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The Future of Aging with Zayna Khayat

Image Courtesy of the Future of Aging, 2019. Today, the stigma around being old is frequently reinforced, and we tend to think of older adults as passive actors, rather than active participants in the world. This stigma and prejudice informs how we understand, engage with, and design for this group … [...]

2020-02-27T18:16:41+00:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Innovator’s Journey with Biotechnology Faculty Julie Legault

FACULTY Q + A Julie, you have had an interesting - and unusual - innovation journey. Tell us, how does someone with an artistic background, with both a B.F.A. and Master of Art degree, end up focusing on DNA technology at MIT? During the first year of my Masters at the MIT Media Lab, I was [...]

2020-02-18T04:26:25+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Exponential Topics and Trends in 2019

The SingularityU (SU) Canada community is focused on encouraging people to think BIG, consider what could be, and what their role is in our rapidly changing society.  Looking back on 2019, here are three of the top areas of conversation we had this year, and that we see continuing into 2020 and beyond.  The blockchain revolution [...]

2020-02-18T06:56:13+00:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Cryptocurrency and Philanthropy – Unlocking New Models of Giving

by Krista Pawley, Co-Founder, Head of Reputation and Impact, SingularityU Canada After the shopping blitz on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this Tuesday, December 3, marks Giving Tuesday, the movement dedicated to giving back and supporting charities and non-profits. And while thousands of charities around the world will use this opportunity to encourage donations, only 2 [...]

2020-02-18T04:13:27+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

SingularityU Canada Chapters: Connecting Canadians from Coast to Coast

SingularityU (SU) Canada Chapters are championed by SU alumni to continue the conversation, through local meet-ups and other informal events. Below, find out everything you need to know about these volunteer-led SU Chapters, and how to join the Canadian, and global, conversation. What are Chapters? SingularityU (SU) Canada events such as Summits, Executive Programs, and [...]

2020-02-18T06:00:01+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Top Takeaways from the 2019 SingularityU Global Summit

1. Meta-trends are Transforming our World Create the future. This was the theme of the 2019 Singularity University Global Summit, held on August 19-21 in San Francisco. Singularity University’s (SU) global community of leaders and changemakers gathered for three full days of inspirational talks concerning the future of our world, and the technologies that will [...]

2020-02-18T04:28:35+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Mothers in the Workplace = Superheroes

Top Takeaways from the 2019 SingularityU Global Summit Amy Nelson, CEO & Founder of The Riveter, delivered a riveting (pun intended), and inspirational talk on the power that women bring to the workforce, and to the future of work. A mother with four young daughters, Amy previously worked as a corporate litigator on Wall Street before [...]

2020-02-18T04:29:47+00:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |