Eva Pomeroy is the Social Innovator in Residence at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Her present work builds on over two decades experience in experiential learning, in both formal and adjunct educational settings. In its essence, this work is about co-creating conditions for transformational learning experiences in the service of positive social impact and innovation. Having been drawn to great pedagogy and ‘learning that matters’ from an early age, Eva began her career with Outward Bound Wales and later Brathay Hall Trust in the United Kingdom. There she co-designed & delivered over 60 residential experiential learning courses focusing on personal, group and organizational/community development before joining Concordia University’s Applied Human Sciences Department in 2001. Prior to taking on the Social Innovator in Residence role, she taught in the B.A. Human Relations and M.A. Human Systems Intervention programs.
In 2016, she co-founded the Concordia U.lab Social Innovation Hub in 2016, a laboratory learning space that blends undergraduate & graduate students, staff & faculty, and members of the local community as co-learners. Eva and her colleagues work with Theory U and u.lab in an effort to explore and impact the democratization of education, develop the structures and conditions that enable people to self-organize in meaningful ways and collaboratively source knowledge.
Eva works in partnership with Otto Scharmer and the Presencing Institute to co-convene and co-facilitate the Social Field Research Summer School.
Her research focuses on transformative learning, systems change, social field change, and eco-system activation.