Reflections on the Return to In-Person Work

Written by Delphine Ji (Design Research Team Lead), Austin Go, Ting Bai, Izzy Friesen, and Hong Shu (Design Researchers)

Over the course of the summer, one team at the Innovation Hub has been dedicated to ensuring that returning to work in person is a positive experience. The team hosts team-building activities during our Friday workshop meetings and has been gathering feedback from team members. To grow and improve the Innovation Hub, a key focus is identifying aspects that are working well, and what to improve. With this term, the Innovation Hub has moved back into in-person work, and a few team members took a moment to reflect on their experiences. 

Innovation Hub Work Study Fall-Winter 2022-23 Hiring

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Julia Allworth, Manager, Innovation Projects

We are so excited to be starting off the fall/winter season on campus at the Innovation Hub. This is our 7th year of welcoming new students into the work, and we’re so grateful for our new space in the Student Commons. We are excited to announce that we have some amazing opportunities available this Fall/Winter 2022-23! The deadline to apply for positions is August 21 at 11:59pm. Job postings are now live on CLNx. 

Finding Inspiration in Research

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Written by Rion Levy, Design Research Team Lead: University College

Prior to coming to the Innovation Hub, my design research experience was sporadic. I have a few years of informal, self-led design research experience under my belt, but most of my formal training has been tied to the Academy. I’ve worked as a part of a team, as a team lead, and independently in the humanities, social sciences, and in design research.  

The Tech2U Pilot Program: Through the Eyes of Student Classroom Ambassadors

Written by: Anchana Kuganesan (Design Research Team Lead), Nia Spooner, Cathy Li, Ashley Vadivelu, Garima Sharma (Designer Researchers) The Tech2U program has been active for a full school year now and we’ve consistently seen its impact in successfully creating opportunities…

#DisplayYourPride 2022: What Pride Means to Us

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Written by Katherine Zheng, Digital Content Writer

On June 15th, 2022, U of T celebrates Pride Month with the annual #DisplayYourPride event. For many people who are part of the LGBTQ community—including myself—Pride is a time of celebration and validity to show our authentic selves and embrace that the hardships we have been through do not erase our identity. Pride is about the continual fight for equality and acceptance for the queer community, but the differences in what pride means to us.  

Meet the Summer 2022 Team!

As we begin to barrel into a new and exciting term, the Innovation Hub is thrilled to welcome our Summer 2022 Team! Filled with some new, and some familiar faces, the Innovation Hub has continued to expand our team to work on new and ongoing projects at the University of Toronto. We are grateful to support the diverse and thriving community at U of T, and continue our own growth at the Innovation Hub.