We believe the future requires a transformed economy that is dynamic, just, sustainable, and resilient.

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.

To get there, we start with our principles.

RADIUS Principles

Centre equity in our design, strategy, and daily work.

Value knowledge, experiences, and histories in the margins of any given system.

Engage in reciprocal relationship building.

Be open and continue learning to improve our practice.

Know future systems will draw on the new and the old.

Balance ambitious work with honouring our limits.

Communities we serve

Students & Young Professionals

Students & Young Professionals

We facilitate experiential learning programs for SFU students that work within the community to address tough challenges - Change Lab and support young professionals across the nation to develop skills to lead at all levels through the RADIUS Fellowship.

Communities

Communities

Tackling societal challenges RADIUS convenes communities most impacted. Current programs work alongside migrant and newcomer communities, health-equity seeking community members, and Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Organizations

Organizations

We support organizations of all sizes, for-profit to not-for-profit, and across Canada to engage in internal reflection on Justice, Equity, Diversity and inclusion and assist in hosting community-led processes to address challenges.

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. 

Our Team

Meet the Team

Alia Sunderji

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Mentor
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Amanda Victoor

Equity Advisor, Special Projects
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Bonnie Arthur

Co-Director, Operations
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Carnation Zhuwaki

Indigenous Business Stories Project Casewriter
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Candice Day

Manager, First Peoples Enterprise Accelerator Program
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Ilhan Abdullahi

Manager, Health Promotion Lab
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Jessie Bennett

Manager, Communications and Program Recruitment
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Laurel Sabur

Co-Director, Strategic Partnerships
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Miranda Eng

Portfolio Manager
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Nada El Masry

Manager, Refugee Livelihood Lab
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Raphael Ochil

Portfolio Manager
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Shikhank Sharma

Participatory Grantmaking Lead
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Jorge Salazar

Activator, Curriculum Contributor
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Véronik Campbell

Co-Director, Labs
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Yara Younis

Project Manager, Refugee Livelihood Lab
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Places We Call Home

The Charles Chang Innovation Centre

The Charles Chang Innovation Centre

RADIUS is based out of the Charles Chang Innovation Centre, at the corner of W. Hastings & Hamilton (2nd floor, entrance on Hamilton Street). We rent some of our desks out to social innovators and mission-aligned professionals.

Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business

Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business

RADIUS is an initiative of Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. But we’re not your average business school, or university. Now committed to being Canada’s most engaged university, the book on SFU’s history is called “The Radical Campus”. RADIUS draws on the roots of an institution founded with its gaze firmly on the future, bold questions at the ready, and new ways of thinking welcome.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Our office in Vancouver is on the unceded Coast Salish Lands including the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations.

Interested in working in or renting our space?