Looking at the World Through Stories 

Katrina outdoors in front of leaves.

Stories have existed throughout much of history and even now we are fascinated by them and enjoy them regularly. Katrina reflects on how and why stories offer new ways to look at the world. 

Written by Katrina Sze Ching Soong, Qualitative Data Archivist, Honours Bachelor of Arts, English & Philosophy Double Major, History Minor 

Celebrating Design Leadership in Black-Identifying Communities  

Three people are connected to a fourth person by a heart string. They are surrounded by a circle and stars.

Design leadership in Black-identifying communities has been incredibly influential in equity-centered design research. Ava and Lois spotlight two leaders in equity design thinking whom we continually draw inspiration from to reflect on our positionality and address complex topics with empathy, courage, and care. 

Written by Ava Hawkins, Blog Editor & Digital Content Writer, Honours Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science & Psychology & Lois Lee, Blog Digital Editor & Digital Content Writer, Master of Information, User Experience Design and Archives & Records Management

World Day of Social Justice 

Cheryl smiling while sitting outdoors.

To recognize the World Day of Social Justice on February 20th, Cheryl spoke with team members at the Innovation Hub to explore their views on social justice and how it appears in their everyday lives. 

Written by Cheryl Nong, Research Coordinator, Honours Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Neuroscience Double Major 

“Black Flourishing” Installation: Using Art to Inspire Change  

After visiting the art installation “Black Flourishing” at the Daniels Building, Ava reflects on art installations that highlight Black student voices and that inspire new questions, solutions, and ideas for change through art thinking and art activism.

Ava Hawkins, Blog Editor & Digital Content Writer, Honours Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science & Psychology 

Call for Participants: Commuter Student Spaces Co-creation Sessions

Want to help shape the future of commuter student spaces on campus?

We want to hear from you!

In partnership with Spaces & Experiences, the Innovation Hub is hosting co-creation sessions to explore the needs of commuter students. Student feedback will be used to generate insights that will inform design decisions for current and future campus spaces. We invite you to share your experiences and help the university foster a better sense of belonging on the St. George campus.

What Matters to U of T Students

A person in the center of a large community made up of smaller, unique, groups.

In the What Matters to U of T Students? report, the Innovation Hub compiled student stories, highlighting the important connection between identity exploration and the university community. Ava shares her personal testimony highlighting her journeys in self-discovery at U of T.  

Ava Hawkins, Blog Editor & Digital Content Writer, Honours Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science & Psychology 


Meet the Fall/Winter 2023-2024 Team!

Innovation Hub Team Collage

The Innovation Hub welcomes a wonderful group of students into the team each year. We are starting our new academic term with the largest team we’ve ever had, with 76 students. Let’s meet them!

Written by Ava Hawkins, Blog Editor & Digital Content Writer, Honours Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science & Psychology