Located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, the RADIUS Fellowship has existed since 2015 as the premier professional development opportunity for emerging social innovators from across the Metro Vancouver region. The Fellowship aims to create a space for self-inquiry, personal and professional development, and relationship building.
During this intensive three-month experience, cohort members meet on a weekly basis to build relationships with their peers, learn from people working towards change in their communities, and explore strategies for social change.
Our hope is that the individuals who engage in the Fellowship program will leave with a deepened capacity to affect mindful, positive change in the system(s) they’re working in all while being supported by an enhanced community of collaborators.
We are looking for the next generation of untamed social innovators who are early in their changemaking journey and who demonstrate a relentless dedication to creating positive, sustainable impact in their communities.
Ideal Fellows are those who want to make a three-month commitment to developing their leadership capacity, building their professional networks, and generously supporting their peers. A curious and collaborative mindset and an ability to socially locate oneself within systems are prerequisites.
The Fellowship program suits recent alumni and young professionals who self-identify as community changemakers, social innovators, or social entrepreneurs. It is designed to be complementary to someone studying or working full- or part-time.
RADIUS welcomes applications from Fellows who are engaged in any area or sector of work. That said, we do have particular areas of expertise and deeper network connections in the areas of our Labs: Health Promotion, Indigenous Entrepreneurship, Refugee Livelihoods, and the Future of Work. We are also well-oriented to the Future of Education given our work within SFU.
Intended to identify, profile, support, and catalyze emerging social innovators, the Fellowship will help foster the support, skills, tools, and community needed to create deep social impact and pursue work with purpose.
The Fellowship aims to support local social change and innovation through investment in the next generation of leaders’ development. It intends to support critical thinking around some of the pressing issues facing communities, networks of support, and relationships necessary for realizing shared visions and spaces of creative imagining for a just and sustainable future.
RADIUS Fellows will:
Program Duration: June 2nd – August 25th, 2021
Session Dates & Times:
Wednesday, June 2nd, 6-9 pm
Saturday, June 5th, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 9th, 6-9 pm
Wednesday, June 16th, 6-9 pm
Wednesday, June 23rd, 6-9 pm
Wednesday, July 7th, 6-9 pm
Saturday, July 10th, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, July 14th, 6-9 pm
Wednesday, July 21st, 6-9 pm
Wednesday, August 4th, 6-9 pm
Saturday, August 7th, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 11th, 6-9 pm (EMERGE)
Wednesday, August 18th, 6-9 pm
Wednesday, August 25th, 6-9 pm
Costs: Thanks to the support of our funding partners, we are able to offer a sliding scale fee to ensure accessibility (ranging from $0 to $3000 (GST included).
Note: participants in this program may qualify for up to $10,000 in funding through the Canada BC Job Grant program. Find out if you qualify.
In solidarity with the people who have stewarded this land since time immemorial, we encourage applicants from Coast Salish Nations to apply for a full bursary.
Accessibility: Most of the Fellowship sessions will be held virtually over Zoom. Sessions will be conducted in English and sometimes require pre-readings, videos, or podcasts. If you have any accessibility concerns, please feel free to inquire how best we can meet your needs at email@example.com
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
We are on the lookout for emerging social innovators for the 2021 RADIUS Fellowship. The Fellowship is a space for deep self-inquiry, holistic personal and professional development within a supportive