Heather Russek

Director of Policy Innovation

Heather has spent the last 10+ years working on large-scale initiatives and, more recently, on applying human-centered design. As Director of Policy Innovation, Heather provides strategic direction, leading the day-to-day operations of PIP and sparking partnerships across sectors.

Prior to joining BII+E, Heather worked at St. Joseph’s Health Centre as the Director of Corporate Strategy and Initiatives. She brings with her experiences ranging from management consulting,
to program management and oversight, to project management.

Heather believes that using novel methodologies to engage people will enable policy innovation and is hoping to test new models of collaboration and innovation at BII+E.

Heather has a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University, an MBA from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, and a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation
from OCAD University.

Heather has two little kids that keep her busy and wishes she could find more time for training for triathlons and working on art projects.

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Jun 19, 2020

Part of our series of self-reflective articles and publications, this guide explores the value and prevalence of creative approaches in policy research and knowledge translation.
Close Encounters of the Creative Kind: A guide to experimental approaches to policy research and knowledge translation

Mar 5, 2020

As part of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), we are exploring the experiences of women entrepreneurs related to high-growth scale-ups.
Scaling Women-Founded Firms: Exploring women entrepreneurs’ high-growth journeys

Jan 16, 2020

Inspired by BII+E’s research on employment in the year 2030, artifacts from the future are designed to spark thinking about what kinds of goods and services might exist in the next 10 years and beyond
Six artifacts from the future

Oct 28, 2019

This project examines how personal data is currently being generated, collected and used in order to equip policymakers with a better understanding of current practices and public perceptions.
Into the Dataverse: A snapshot of how personal data is generated, collected, and used in Canada
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