Darren Elias

Communications Intern

Darren joins the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship as an intern after recently completing his Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University with an interdisciplinary focus in business, economics, and political science.

He is passionate about bettering society through progressive policy and social entrepreneurship, and has worked on multiple social innovation projects in Canada, South Africa, and Hong Kong. Additionally, this past summer he worked at a Toronto-based boutique communications agency.

As the newest member of BII+E’s communications team, Darren is excited to apply his creative and business skills to make the institute’s unique policy insights more accessible and actionable to the public as well as to industry and government leaders.

9 Contributions


Oct 19, 2020

This project aims to translate our Employment in 2030 research into practical solutions that help workers across Canada gain the skills and abilities critical for the future of work
Employment in 2030: Action Labs

Sep 10, 2020

Did you know that we have an annual internship program? Hear from Darren, our Communications intern, about his experience this summer and how to make the most of virtual work experience.
My (Virtual) Summer Internship: Darren’s blog

Sep 2, 2020

Concerns about data collection and individual privacy are on the rise as governments and corporations deploy technology to detect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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Aug 11, 2020

Digital tech has become critical for governments to share information and provide essential services during COVID-19. Designing public sector tech with users at the centre is key for resiliency.
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