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Kiri Bird

Associate Director | RADIUS | Simon Fraser University

Kiri Bird is a process designer, strategist and facilitator of collaborative systems change initiatives. As Associate Director of RADIUS, a Social Innovation Hub based at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, Kiri oversees all social lab and social venture incubation programs. RADIUS labs currently work to affect systemic change in refugee economic and social integration, Indigenous entrepreneurship ecosystems, lifestyle based chronic disease prevention, and the future of work.

 

Kiri is founding Manager of the Local Economic Development Lab (LEDlab), an initiative of Ecotrust Canada and RADIUS which ran from 2014-2018. In 2016 LEDlab was the recipient of the RECODE-Cities for People Civic Innovation Award, and in 2018 the City of Vancouver’s Healthy City for All Leadership Award. Kiri has a background in communications, community engagement and economic development both locally and internationally.  She holds a Master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management and Planning from Simon Fraser University, and is passionate about addressing inequities and advancing happiness, wellbeing and resilience in cities.