The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives is an interdisciplinary teaching and research centre located on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Established in 1984, the Centre is supported financially by major provincial and national co-operatives and the University of Saskatchewan. The Centre's goal is to provide people with conceptual and informational tools to understand co-operatives and to develop them as solutions to economic and social needs. Read more about the Centre's mission and vision here.
We are formally affiliated with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. The connection strengthens the capacity of both units to develop new course offerings and to provide career opportunities for both academics and co-op practitioners. Our most recent collaborative work has resulted in a new Graduate Certificate in the Social Economy and Co-operatives, which will be offered for the first time in the fall of 2015.
We are also closely associated with the Edwards School of Business and the colleges of Arts and Science, Law, and Agriculture and Bioresources. And we, of course, have enduring ties to the co-operative sector.
View video presentations below by (left to right): Scott Banda ("The Co-operative Advantage"), CEO, Federated Co-operatives Limited; Kathy Bardswick ("Balancing Growth and Sustainability"), CEO, The Co-operators Group; and Michael Zellmer ("How the Fair Trade and Organic Coffee Markets Support Forested Ecosystems on Nicaraguan Coffee Farms"), communications director, Fairtrade Canada
See more videos here.