RADIUS SFU operates on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories the three Simon Fraser University campuses reside.
We recognize that colonialism is a powerful system interlocking with white supremacy, capitalism, misogyny, classism, and other forms of harm that systemically oppress, alienate, divide, and invisibilize racialized and Indigenous communities.
From our position within an academic institution, we acknowledge that we continue to benefit from oppressive systems. We desire to use the power we hold to challenge the status quo. We don’t have all the answers, but believe a transformed economy will be built by community-led solutions and the redistribution of leadership, which centres those who have been historically and persistently marginalized.
RADIUS is a founding regional node for the Social Innovation Canada network, connecting British Columbia’s vibrant social innovation community to other nodes and regions and helping build a robust national ecosystem.