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Alex Gill, Social Innovator in Residence (and unofficial godfather of social innovation)
Alex is a social entrepreneur who founded and leads Mendicant Group, a social issues consulting firm. He has also moderated the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance since its inception in 2010 and regularly speaks around the world on entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. Alex was one of 50 nonprofit leaders to be invited to attend Stanford University’s Business School in 2013 and was named one of Canada’s “Social Justice All-Stars” by This Magazine in 2015. He is known for his ability to make tasty puns and even tastier cookies for #caffeinatedinnovators.
Anne Pringle, Coordinator (and resident ethical baker)
Anne has a diverse academic background including a diploma in Contemporary Dance, a BA in International Development and MASc with a focus on sustainable fashion. In 2010, Anne co-founded Local Buttons, creating beautiful up-cycled garments and helping advance job creation and resourcefulness for at risk communities in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Anne is currently the co-founder of Good6 an ethical e-commerce site for fashion brands.. Anne is known for enthusiasm and bravery in the face of danger and her ability to make virtuous, ethical baked treats for #caffeinatedinnovators.
Sarah Brigel, Admin Assistant (and resident DJ)
Sarah graduated from the Environment and Urban Sustainability program at Ryerson in 2016. During her time as a student she founded Microbe Hub, a startup that diverts organic waste from landfills using worms and uses this as a tool to engage classrooms in environmental stewardship and science. Sarah has been working to increase sustainability on campus and is a passionate advocate for social justice. She will try and match Alex on his puns, and if the moment takes her, will attempt to bake something for #caffeinatedinnovators.