SFU Changemaker Showcase
Presented by RADIUS*, an initiative of the Beedie School of Business, in partnership with Ashoka Canada and the SFU Experiential Education Project
Monday March 25th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Register at http://sfuchangemakershowcase.eventbrite.com/
Want to meet a community of changemakers at and connected to SFU? Curious about social entrepreneurship and innovation? Have questions, or ideas to share?
The Changemaker Showcase is a celebration of some of the brightest ideas and innovators at SFU, and an opportunity for our most engaged organizations and individuals to meet, learn, and build a community working on solutions to tough social and environmental problems.
The event will feature:
– the launch of RADIUS, the new home for social innovation at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.
– two “TED” style talks from SFU alumni social entrepreneurs
– a curated lighting pitch session from exciting emerging ventures and innovators
– a secret keynote speaker!
– networking with likeminded guests
– seasoned mentors available for advice to aspiring changemakers
– trade show style booths for SFU organizations and projects building the changemaker community on campus
– music food and drinks
Whether you want to learn, share, or connect, we want to see you at the Changemaker Showcase this March 25th!
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RADIUS* (RAdical Ideas, Useful to Society) is a social innovation lab and incubator where students, communities and educators come together to develop and grow creative solutions to tough social problems.
Ashoka Canada 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.
The SFU Experiential Education Project began in late 2010 with a focus on documenting SFU’s use of credit-bearing experiential education.
About the Ashoka Changemaker Showcase Series
Changemaking and social innovation are on the rise in Canada. Look no further than our top colleges and universities, where the goals of education are being re-defined. Schools are taking greater leadership roles in their own communities and around the world. For students, the question is not simply “How do I get a job?” but “How do I contribute to a better world?”
Ashoka Canada, supported by the Bombardier Foundation, is working with colleges and universities across Canada to help students answer that fundamental life question. We are collaborating with schools to improve educational opportunities for young changemakers, increase opportunities for applied learning and strengthen local ecosystems for social innovation.
Change begins and grows within vibrant communities of changemakers. It really does take a village. To strengthen local ecosystems for social innovation, Ashoka Canada is partnering with schools to launch a series of Changemaker Showcases.
Schools in each geographic hub – Vancouver, Toronto, etc. – take turns hosting a showcase to convene local changemakers, share learning and connect students to mentors and champions. Each showcase features three TED-style talks that provide inspiration as well as insights for college and university students. Ashoka Canada records each talk and spreads them through Ashoka’s vast global network, giving Canadian innovations and social innovators the visibility they deserve.
The Changemaker Showcase will launch March 2013.