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Andrew Do

Policy Analyst

As a Policy Analyst, 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.

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Aug 20, 2018

Seeking to understand what digital literacy is, who has access to it, and why it’s important for civic, social, and economic participation
Digital Literacy: A research series

Jul 31, 2018

An in-depth look at the talent and skills sought after by tech companies, as well as the different routes that people take to gain entry into the tech sector in the Waterloo region
Breaking Into Tech

May 7, 2018

A look at how technology can bring citizens closer to the policymaking process using the example of Budget Talks, an Ontario government program launched in 2015 to inform pre-budget consultation
Budget Talks: Then, now, next

Apr 20, 2018

Addressing the challenges of talent and skills development in an innovation-driven economy means taking a unique and fresh approach
Employer Needs for Re-skilling in an Era of Technological Change
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