Nina Rafeek

Marketing + Communications Specialist

Nina is a Communications and Marketing Specialist on the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship team, where she brings her experience in communications, copywriting and journalism in the non-profit and media sectors. Nina will be supporting the communications team’s strategic efforts to position the institute as a thought leader in the innovation economy. She aims to find new and creative ways to engage the Canadian public with the institute’s critical insights and research in the ever-changing media landscape. Nina is passionate about challenging perceptions by amplifying historically marginalized voices and translating complex concepts into compelling and engaging narratives.

Prior to joining BII+E, Nina was at MaRS Discovery District, where she was the Communications + Marketing associate for a youth employment initiative that addresses systemic barriers to employment. She led all external communications efforts, and helped build and launch their first youth online jobs portal in response to the pandemic. Nina earned her Master of Media, Journalism and Communications from Western University and her Bachelor of Arts in English and French Literature from The University of Toronto.