Nina Rafeek Dow

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 holds a Master of Media, Journalism and Communication from Western University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and French Literature from the University of Toronto.

8 Contributions


Dec 15, 2022

Welcome to the team! We’re excited to work with you. To help you make your start a little smoother, we put together this page with information about our space and how we work.
Protected: Collaborator: Your introduction to the Brookfield Institute

Dec 5, 2022

Systemic labour market inequities in pay and participation continue to persist, and, in some cases, have gotten worse, in that there are new inequities in 2016 that did not exist in 2001.
NEW RESEARCH: Inequities in pay and participation persist for women, PoC, immigrants in Canada’s tech workforce, report findings show

Nov 7, 2022

New changes to the Canada Student Loans program can encourage more future entrepreneurs. But how can it go further in addressing inequities for low-income and marginalized students?
New student loan changes are good for entrepreneurs, but we need targeted support for marginalized communities

Sep 19, 2022

Patent law in North America does not allow AI machines to be listed as inventors, but a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling shows why the current patent law framework might be outdated.
I, Inventor: Should AI systems be listed as inventors in patent applications?
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