Dr. Catherine Pearl - Mount Royal University
Dr. Catherine Pearl was Mount Royal University’s first tenure track professor of social innovation. Prior to joining academia, Catherine spent almost twenty years in the private sector; in corporate planning, finance, and marketing. She has worked for several multinational and national firms honing her management expertise. She also spent considerable time in the not for profit sector as a volunteer, a consultant and as President and CEO a registered charity, which operated a social enterprise.
Catherine has been active in the Mount Royal community and has served as a member of the Professional Development Committee and the Library Committee in addition to sitting on the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies’ Research Committee. Catherine also serves as Career Services Liaison for Co-operative student placement opportunities in social innovation. Dr. Pearl was a founding board member of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) and has also served on the board of several community organizations including: Propellus YWCA Calgary, Lycee Louis Pasteur, Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre, and Lunchbox Theatre. Catherine is passionate about her students, teaching, curriculum design and experiential learning. Over the past five years she has been involved in designing many of Mount Royal’s new courses in Social Innovation.