Joanna Buczkowska

Title: Director - Social Innovation

Joanna Buczkowska is the Director of Social Innovation at the Sauder S3i Research Centre for Social Innovation and Sustainability. She is a passionate leader exploring new ways to enhance business and entrepreneurship to create social change. She often speaks on topics of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation throughout the year. Currently Joanna’s research interests at Sauder S3i focus on leveraging the use of communication tools in progressing the social sustainability agenda, strategic social innovation through collaboration, and accelerating the impact of social ventures and entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining Sauder S3i, Joanna spent seven years working in a variety of marketing and communication roles, including founding Bean Design, a boutique marketing and communication firm working with social and sustainability focused organizations. 

She has an MBA from the Sauder School of Business, a multimedia degree from UBC and a BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Arizona. She is currently a VP Executive on the Board of Directors for Theatre Terrific. She has been a Board Advisor to several social enterprises including: SAWA World, Net Impact Vancouver, and Boske Kids.

Her interests focus on strategic development, management and communication in social ventures, social venture incubators and accelerators, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and cross-sectorial partnerships for social innovation.