Dr. Waring gives Annual MacPherson Lecture at the University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Waring gave this year’s Annual MacPherson Lecture at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Cooperatives at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Waring’s Lecture, entitled “The Role of Cooperation in the Evolution of Co-operatives,” explores the science of cooperation and draws connections for how co-operatives can leverage the recent behavioral and evolutionary research on cooperation.  Co-operatives rely on and manage cooperation daily, but could take better advantage of the new behavioral science of human cooperation. Dr. Waring will give a guided tour of the factors that drive cooperation and describe a research program to leverage the science of cooperation for the benefit of co-operatives anywhere.

The MacPherson Talks are annual invited lectures held at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives in honor the late Dr. Ian MacPherson. MacPherson was a leading light of the international co-operative movement, exemplifying the relationship between Canadian co-operative academics and co-op practitioners. Learn more about the Centre: http://usaskstudies.coop/.

Dr. Waring holds a joint appointment in the School of Economics and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine. Learn more about his research and teaching here: timwaring.info.