As a Policy Analyst + Designer at BII+E, Annalise is interested in applying different ways to navigate and articulate complex ideas at the intersection of the design and research. Understanding people and contexts is important to her, as well as thinking about how to bring this understanding into new programs and strategies.

She used her time at Ryerson University to explore these ideas, collaboratively creating opportunities and advocating in support of experiential learning. In addition to representing students at program, faculty, and university-wide levels, Annalise worked with university administration to identify specific student needs and develop programs to fill the gaps.

She is particularly interested in how to make innovation and entrepreneurship matter to people who don’t identify as innovators or entrepreneurs. She’s inspired by good questions and bad puns.

Annalise has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Governance from Ryerson University. She also completed an exchange at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Articles by this Author

May 30, 2018

This article was originally published in Policy Options. Across the country, libraries, community organizations and social programs are helping people apply for jobs online, open social media accounts and learn …

December 22, 2017

The heart of the GEM study is total early-stage entrepreneurial activity (or TEA), which captures people who are actively planning a new venture all the way to those who are …

Beyond the $ Value: Attitudes, behaviours, and aspirations of Ontario entrepreneurs is a report based on the annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) study on the state of entrepreneurship in Ontario produced in partnership with The Centre for Innovation Studies (THECIS) and Ryerson University.

August 15, 2017

Digital Literacy in a Digital Age is the first discussion paper in our new research series, The State of Digital Literacy in Canada. The series aims to help policymakers and …