RADIUS and Ashoka Canada are proud to host the next SFU Changemaker Showcase on March 6th at the Lost & Found Café, featuring renowned speaker, teacher and social enterprise leader, Jonathan C. Lewis, and talks from several leading changemakers connected to the SFU community.
Lewis is an accomplished social entrepreneur and a compelling public speaker on economic development issues and social change. He is the Founder and Host of Café Impact, Founder and President of Opportunity Collaboration, and Founder and Board Chair of MicroCredit Enterprises.
“We are excited to return to SFU with our partners this year,” comments Charles Tsai, Director of Learning Networks for Ashoka Canada. “With the Changemaker Showcase, we hope to inspire change and help build the community of changemakers at SFU.” Ashoka Canada will document the event and publish short videos to be featured on changemakershowcase.org.
The event will also feature presentations from Alice Park, Beedie School of Business alumna and CEO and co-founder of real-time carpooling app go2gether, and Denise Taschereau, CEO and co-founder of Fairware, a Vancouver-based company that creates and distributes custom-branded sustainable products.
“RADIUS is very excited to bring together a room full of inspiring social innovators to share their brightest ideas,” says Shawn Smith, Director of RADIUS. “Vancouver continues to punch well above its weight in the global social innovation movement, and we are particularly happy to have an international leader like Jonathan Lewis to share his perspective.”
If you are feeling curious about social entrepreneurship, looking for inspiration to start your change project, or building sustainable solutions to tough social and environmental problems, then SFU Changemaker Showcase is for you. Join us on March 6 for this free community event and hear from our community’s most engaged organizations and individuals. REGISTER NOW
About RADIUS & Ashoka Canada
RADIUS is a social innovation lab and venture incubator based at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. Formed to enable SFU’s leadership in building the new economy, RADIUS works to strengthen impact focused businesses and the ecosystem that supports them, develop and test new ideas for an economy that prioritizes people and planet, and build a pipeline of emerging social economy leaders with real world experience.
Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka Canada runs the Learning Networks Program, which is a three-year mission to help educators transform higher education in Canada. During this time, we plan to engage 30 colleges and universities in co-creating vibrant ecosystems that support changemaking and changemakers within higher education.