Panelists and Moderator from Can Culture Spark Innovation?Click here to jump to the webinar video

On June 3, CFHU, along with SFU, the UBC Sauder School of Business, and Vancouver Israeli Tech Club presented ‘Can Culture Spark Innovation? A panel discussion on Zoom.’

The panel explored the dynamic relationship between culture and innovation and how it impacts our lives.


  • Prof. Gad Yair – Currently on Sabbatical at MIT Sloan School of Management, Visiting Researcher; Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Dr. Sarah Lubik – Executive Director, Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship,
    Beedie School of Business; Director of Entrepreneurship, Simon Fraser University
  • Prof. Yossef Av–Gay – Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia
  • Mr. Gilad Babchuk – Co-founder of Compass, Educator and Social Entrepreneur


  • Paul Cubbon – Sauder School of Business, Assistant Dean, Innovation, University of British Columbia; Leader, Creative Destruction Lab West

The slides from Prof. Yair’s presentation are available below the recording of the panel discussion.