The Innovation Hub

Call for Innovation Hub Projects: Fall-Winter 2023-24

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Call for New Projects

The Innovation Hub is ready to take on new design thinking projects for the Fall-Winter 2023-2024 academic year. We can help your team to co-create programs, services, resources, and spaces with students. Working together, we help you build positivity around your project and ensure the highest possible student engagement in the process. Our student teams are hired and trained specifically for your project and work directly with you and your teams throughout the process.

Connect with Us

We would love to set up a conversation to discuss your project idea. Fill in some details in the form below and we’ll be in touch soon! Have any questions? Contact Julia Allworth, Manager, Innovation Projects at

Contact us by May 19th, 2023.

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The Innovation Hub is nothing short of amazing.

Through their networks and user-oriented design thinking methods that connect and understand our diverse users’ perspectives, they helped our Project Team approach space re-design with an open mind. The story-based discussion with our users brought genuine and valuable feedback that helped establish Design Guidelines for our space planning. The student-led team helped us with the space renovation that our students embraced. We will be working with them on future space initiatives!

Glen Morales, Chief Administrative Officer, University of Toronto Libraries

It was an incredible experience working with the Innovation Hub team.

We were curious to learn more about our student experiences. They set out a clear vision, were super organized and timely, and kept in communication with us over the project; the team was enthusiastic and reliable and led us every step of the way. The Innovation Hub helped us understand that there are many ways that the Faculty of Dentistry can foster the courage to face the discomfort of learning in our students. I recommend working with the Innovation Hub on any project to generate new ideas and insights.

Samantha Freeman-Attwood, Registrar and Manager, Office of Student Services, Faculty of Dentistry

Why Partner with the Innovation Hub?

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8 years of experience consulting with students

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Fully trained team of student design researchers

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Peer-to-peer research model = honest feedback

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Personalized branding for your project

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Receive a vision, personas & design principles to support planning

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Professional reports and presentations of data

Support Meaningful Student Employment


I've learned so many skills that will no doubt be used later on in my professional career.

Delphine Ji, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience


My role as a design researcher has taught me how to utilize empathetic thinking & prioritize active listening skills.

Reese Halfyard, Bachelor of Information


Working at the Innovation Hub has strengthened my leadership and interpersonal skills.

Eli Rose, Honours Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

The Innovation Hub offers students meaningful work experience.

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