As a Policy Advisor, Andrew has a particular interest in public sector innovation, entrepreneurial education and organizational behavior.
Prior to joining the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, he was a Studio [Y] Fellow at the MaRS Discovery District where he worked on MyHealth, an initiative intended to help citizens manage their own health through access to their own personal health information. He previously worked for a global health startup focused on combatting counterfeit medication within South Asia and also supported the City of Toronto as a Research Associate on social policy files.
At the heart of innovation and entrepreneurship are people, and Andrew firmly believes that people with diverse experiences and perspectives working together is the foundation to any successful innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. He wants to understand the innovator or the entrepreneur and their own lived experiences as contributors and beneficiaries to the ecosystem and bring this lens to the policy dialogue. Andrew is currently a DiverseCity Fellow at CivicAction.
Andrew has a Masters of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto.
Articles by this Author
Taking a “Pracademic” Approach to Basic Income
JULY 7, 2017
The Policy Innovation Platform believes that better public policies, programs and services are delivered when diverse stakeholders and citizens are involved in the policy development process.
In April, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship’s Policy Innovation Platform team published an open letter to @Hillary Hartley, Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer.
Hello, world! Working in a digital era
APRIL 10, 2017
Digital technologies are becoming more and more prevalent.
WILing + Able: Addressing the Experience Gap
DECEMBER 12, 2016
It seems simple enough – recent college and university grads finish school and want to transition into good jobs.
What do they have in common? If you asked them individually, they might not be able to tell you how they‘re linked together, but they each contribute to supporting innovation + entrepreneurship.