Change Lab

What is Change Lab?

Founded in 2013, Change Lab is a once-in-a-degree experiential learning program open to students from all faculties.



A once-in-a-degree experiential learning program

Undergraduate students from a variety of academic backgrounds work together in interdisciplinary teams to investigate a real social, economic, and environmental challenge facing our local community. Together, they build a sustainable intervention to creatively respond to it and present their ideas to community influencers – all in just 13 weeks. In this immersive experience, students learn about the core practices of social innovation, human-centered design, entrepreneurship. Change Lab remains a popular program for students to step outside of the classroom and their comfort zones to discover what it means to create social change.


Offering different Change Lab experiences​

Change Labs are competitive entry, and you must apply to gain a spot in the cohorts. Visit the different program pages for more information about how to submit your applications to Health Change Lab or Civic Innovation Change Lab.  To receive an update on the application process, sign up for the monthly RADIUS Community Newsletter.

FALL 2018



Meet our most recent cohorts!

Welcome to the 2018 Civic Innovation Change Lab Cohort!

Civic Innovation Change Lab is a once-in-a-degree immersive experiential learning program. Undergraduate students from a variety of academic disciplines - including Political Science, Health Science, Business, International Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, and Resource
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Introducing the 2018 RADIUS Fellows!

It’s with much excitement that we introduce the 2018 RADIUS Fellows cohort! These 16 changemakers from diverse backgrounds will spend the next four months expanding their personal and professional capacities,

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Helping cultivate students into changemakers

Change Lab is generously supported by Scott Shaw, and it is co-delivered with innovative allies at SFU such as the Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Environment, CityStudio, and Semester in Dialogue.


Questions about Change Lab?

If you still have questions about Change Lab, email Zoya Jiwa, Coordinator of Education Programs at RADIUS at


Fostering an open community