Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR)
The Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR) is an academic institution based at the University of Waterloo.
Our mission is to generate new knowledge about social innovations and the social innovation process in Canada through research. In particular, we seek to understand more deeply the dynamics of learning, adaptation and innovation for the purpose of enhancing resilience.
We will seek to disseminate new knowledge to academics, policy makers, practitioners, and organizations (especially those in the social sector) through a range of publications and also design and deliver learning opportunities, including graduate programs, workshops and lecture series.
We are strongly committed to ongoing collaboration across disciplines, institutions and sectors, with the belief that non-traditional partnerships are necessary to achieve the mission as described above. Whenever possible, partnerships will be developed in order to leverage and share resources of intellectual, social, human and financial capital since we believe that, together, we can achieve more than the sum of what we could achieve alone.
Visit our website at http://sig.uwaterloo.ca
Academic researchers, practitioners and organizations that are involved in social innovation and social change initiatives.
General public that is seeking information to leverage networks and understand systems to effect change in society at large.
Community organizers that want to use research and education to make change in their communities.
People that want to teach other people to find their own solutions rather then finding the solutions for themselves.
University students that are interested in studying and using social innovation, resiliency, and social change.
Incorporate a human figure and nature elements into the logo design.
we have a focus on the environment and ecology (we like trees and plants)
We would like the acronym, WISIR, in the logo
we like the idea of organic movements and flows
our favorite colors: green, blue, orange
nothing with technological objects (computers, binary code, phones, etc.)
no mechanical imagery
* the attached files are images of the adaptability cycle that we use often in our presentations and communication material. We like this image and the cycle that it represents. We welcome some adaptations of this imagery for the logo but it is not required.
* the final format for the design handover must be in a Scalable Vector Graphic, that can be edited in Adobe Illustrator (AI).