Our programming centres on building an economy that is more just, dynamic, sustainable and resilient. We run a variety of programs in the form of social innovation labs and early-stage venture support, professional development programs for emerging social innovators; custom training and workshops for larger organizations; and unique experiential learning opportunities for university students.
Our variety of programming includes:
RADIUS is currently running social innovation lab and venture incubation programming in four thematic areas:
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
The RADIUS team has developed significant acumen in social innovation and design thinking. Our Custom Training and Consulting Services help professionals and institutions to apply principles in social innovation, design thinking and systems change to develop new ways of thinking and working in service of positive social change.
The RADIUS Hub is a shared workspace in the Charles Chang Innovation Centre where social innovators and entrepreneurs can rent space, participate in learning opportunities and grow their network.
RADIUS leads SFU Change Lab, a hands-on, cross-discipline undergraduate course that equips students to build interventions to pressing social challenges.
The Map the System Challenge invites students from all faculties to explore, research, and present a social challenge they deeply care about.
The Social Innovation Seed Fund, a partnership with Embark Sustainability, offers up to $2,000 in funding to innovative student-led initiatives with social or environmental impact at their core. Check the link for more.
This blog was written by Priscilla Lam and Angelica Tso, founders of BYO and recipients of SFU Social Innovation Seed Funding in 2020. Every minute, Vancouver throws out an average