Social Innovation funding seeds Slow Streets & SFU’s Sustainability Case Competition

RADIUS is happy to announce the second round of recipients of Social Innovation seed funding, available to SFU students from RADIUS in partnership with Sustainable SFU. Read more for details and to submit a funding application.

SFU Sustainability Case Competition

Slow Streets: Re-imagining Burnaby Heights

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The Team: SFU Net Impact is comprised of five peer-elected MBA students from a range of backgrounds including finance, environmental, marketing, hospitality and human resources.  Our combined work experience and passion for sustainability enables us to plan various initiatives at SFU Beedie highlighting the importance of sustainability-focused issues such as fresh food, buying local and recycling waste.

The Project: The SFU Beedie Net Impact Sustainability Challenge Case Competition, coming up this April 18th, is an opportunity for MBA students with an interest in sustainability to apply learned skills developed during the year and present strategic solutions to a sustainability-focused issue, obtain feedback from a panel of judges and network with like‐minded individuals and industry leaders. Using a live case study, business professionals gain valuable insight and strategic problem‐solving resources otherwise unavailable to them and students gain lifetime experiences and a chance to win prize money for their team.



The Team: Slow Streets is a multidisciplinary research group providing evidence for street design changes that connect with broader socioeconomic outcomes. Slow Streets is based out of Vancouver, Canada. We rely heavily on pedestrian observations and open data in order to conduct our research. Pictured above, clockwise from top left: Terry Sidhu, Simon Jay, Sam Baron, and Chris Puzio. To left: Darren Proulx.

The Project: Our team is working with the local BIA to conduct several studies on the public realm and business activities along Hastings Street in Burnaby. The data collected will be used to put forward a proposal to change the street design from a thoroughfare or highway feel to a calmer and healthier street for residents.

Learn more on the Slow Streets and SFU Net Impact websites.