Emerging Co-operative Researchers Webinar

Mar 30, 2015


This session highlighted new co-operative research by emerging researchers from Canada and abroad. The webinar also introduced the Emerging Co-op Researchers Network website.


  • Justin Ellerby is a student in the MBA in Community Economic Development program at Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia, with a background in housing co-ops and multi-sector co-op development.His presentation was an exploration of the Emerging Co-op Scholars Network website, a new platform for students and practitioners to share and build opportunities, resources, ideas, and connections.
  • Andrius Ragainis is a Master’s in Environmental Studies student at York University. He focuses his research on social accounting systems and co-operative enterprises.In the webinar presentation, Andrius presented his ongoing research of how Ontario’s co-operatives implement social accounting. Presentation included a short overview of the existing social accounting systems.
  • Samira Nuhanovic, (Bosnia-Herzegovina) is a PhD candidate at the International Doctoral school in Local development and global dynamics at the University of Trento. Having in mind the importance of certain cooperative principles, her research aims to investigate the ways in which organizational structures, and consequently productive and marketing activities of agricultural cooperatives, can be diversified in order for them to have a positive impact on rural development in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the reduction of rural poverty.  ** Unfortunately Samira could not partipate in the webinar due to events beyond her control.  We hope to feature her research at a future time.

Webinar Documents

 Emerging Co-op Research Showcase - Webinar Slides (PDF)

Emerging Co-op Research Showcase – Webinar Slides (PDF)