Bio (Fiona Robinson)
Fiona Robinson is an entrepreneur, communicator and teacher whose research focuses on the role of entrepreneurial support in energizing the creative economy. She is researching how creative entrepreneurs, specifically people working in art, culture, design and innovation, learn and apply knowledge. Her research includes developing and studying entrepreneurial training programs.
robinson founded Glue Solutions, a communications company, in 2004, working with organizations ranging from not-for-profits to nationwide corporations on their marketing and communications strategies. Robinson began delivering entrepreneurial training programs in 2009 to empower business leaders with their post-recession marketing strategies. She most recently co-developed the Artist-2-Entrepreneur program in Nanaimo, which was also a seed for her doctoral research in effectuation and entrepreneurial training.
Robinson is enrolled in the Doctor of Social Sciences program at Royal Roads. She holds a Master of Environmental Design (2004) from University of Calgary (2004), focusing on community planning and stakeholder engagement. Robinson completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Planning at the University of Northern British Columbia (2002) and also has a Diploma in Renewable Resource Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (1999).