Beedie MBA grad with Knack wins BC Social Innovation Youth Award

Feb 24, 2017

Anna Migicovsky (left) and Michelle Stilwell, BC Minister for Innovation (right).

Helping people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside learn job skills and find employment has earned Simon Fraser University Master of Business Administration graduate Anna Migicovsky a British Columbia Social Innovation Youth Award for her work.

The BC Social Innovation Youth Awards program is a joint partnership between the British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation and RADIUS SFU. The program launched this year and celebrates the exemplary leadership and ingenuity of B.C.’s youth and supports their social missions.

Migicovsky was among 12 recipients who each received $1,000 in prizes to advance them forward with their efforts in addressing social issues.

Last year, SFU News profiled Migicovsky, then an MBA candidate and intern at LEDLab, a social-innovation lab partnered with RADIUS SFU and Ecotrust Canada. Working with the Potluck Café Society, Migicovsky helped establish and launch Knack, an employment program and app for people in the Downtown Eastside.

Since graduating in 2016 with an MBA, Migicovsky was offered and accepted to continue working at Knack as chief operations officer (COO).

For the full article, visit SFU News.

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