RADIUS Fellowship

What is the Fellowship program?

The RADIUS Fellowship is Metro Vancouver’s preeminent professional development opportunity for top emerging social innovators from across the region.

During the intensive four-month experience Fellows build relationships with their peers, develop personally and professionally, and tap into the broader social innovation and social entrepreneurship ecosystem.

2019 Fellowship applications open october 2018

Are you a RADIUS Fellow?

We are looking for the next generation of untamed social innovators who are early in their changemaking journey, demonstrating a relentless dedication to creating positive, sustainable impact in all they do.

Ideal Fellows are those who want to make a four-month commitment to developing their leadership capacity, building their professional networks, and generously supporting their peers. A curious and collaborative mindset is a prerequisite.

The Fellows program suits recent alumni and young professionals who self-identify as changemakers, social innovators, or social entrepreneurs. It is designed to be complementary to someone studying or working full- or part-time, with predominantly evening sessions.


  • You are unhappy with the status quo and working to build better solutions.
  • You’ve got a track record of working on projects that matter to you and society.
  • You recognize you can’t do it alone and you are radically generous in your approach to working with others.


  • You are constantly seeking out new opportunities to learn about yourself and the systems you live in.
  • You explore the interfaces between the systemic and the particular, and seek understand causes and effects at various scales.
  • You experiment and take risks. When it doesn’t work out, you ask why? And then you try again.


  • You are committed to finding a way to make it work in Metro Vancouver.
  •  You’re invested in this place and in keeping other awesome folks here too.

Program information

What do cohorts learn and do?

About the Fellowship experience

Intended to identify, profile, support and catalyze top emerging social innovators, the Fellowship will help foster the community, support, skills and tools needed to create deep social impact and pursue work with purpose.

RADIUS Fellows will:

  • gather for weekly evening cohort sessions;
  • form meaningful relationships with each other and others in the RADIUS network;
  • receive personal development coaching from a certified coach;
  • give and receive regular feedback within the cohort in an effort to help one another;
  • gain access to local social innovation events;
  • receive membership at the RADIUS Hub co-working space for work and meetings;
  • connect with dozens of mentors, coaches, leaders, peers and innovators;
  • be profiled on the RADIUS website and social media channels; and
  • eat, drink, discuss, and collaborate with a collection of amazing other Fellows.

Exploring problem themes

The Fellowship is particularly interested in applicants with interest, expertise or projects in the following areas:

  • Health Promotion
  • Refugee and Newcomer Settlement and Integration
  • Future of Work/Precarious Employment
  • Future of Education

We also seek to support Fellows whose craft is relevant to all sectors, particularly if you are interested in supporting the thematic areas listed above.

Is your area of work not on this list? We’d still love you to apply!

Schedule and details

Official class times: Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Commitment: 25 hours per month

Costs: Thanks to the support of our funding partners we are able to offer a sliding scale fee to ensure accessibility (ranging from $500 to $5000 + GST, paid in up to 4 instalments). If you are unable to pay the minimum of $500, please contact the program manager.


Outcomes reports

2018 Fellows


2017 Fellows


2016 Fellows


2015 Fellows


Recent blog posts


If you have any questions, email Tamara Connell at tconnell@radiussfu.com.


Making the Fellowship program possible

The Fellowship program is made possible by funding from the Beedie School of BusinessSFU InnovatesSFU InternationalScotiabank and the Vancouver Foundation.