RADIUS Fellowship

What is the Fellowship Program?

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.

The 2022 Fellowship will run in the fall of 2022. Add yourself to the Fellowship mailing list to get notifications when applications open.

Are You a RADIUS Fellow?

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.


  • You are unhappy with the status quo and working to build better strategies.
  • 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 generous in your approach to working with others.


  • You are seeking out new opportunities to learn about yourself and the systems you live in.
  • You are curious about patterns in our systems and how these show up at the personal and interpersonal scale, and you seek to understand root causes and effects.
  • 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 local, equitable, positive change.
  • You are invested in this place and in our local communities (and in keeping other awesome folks here too!)

Program information

About the Fellowship Experience

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:

  • gather virtually for weekly cohort sessions;
  • connect with one another and others in the RADIUS network;
  • give and receive regular feedback within the cohort;
  • connect with dozens of mentors, coaches, leaders, peers, and innovators;
  • be profiled on the RADIUS website and social media channels; and
  • connect, discuss, and collaborate with a collection of amazing other Fellows.
  • build a culture of collaboration and understanding

Schedule and Details

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

Commitment: 25hrs/month

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 fellowship@radiussfu.com 



Learn More About Previous Years

2021 Outcomes Report

2016 Outcomes Report

2020 Outcomes Report

2016 Outcomes Report

2019 Outcomes Report

2015 Outcomes Report

2018 Outcomes Report

2017 Outcomes Report

2020 Fellows


2016 Fellows


2019 Fellows


2015 Fellows


2018 Fellows


2017 Fellows


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Questions About the RADIUS Fellowship?

If you have any questions, email the Fellowship Program Team at fellowship@radiussfu.com.


Making the Fellowship Program Possible

The Fellowship program is made possible by funding from the Beedie School of Business, Shaw, RBC Future Launch, Scotiabank, and the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship.