Honouring Individuality: How Accessibility is Constantly Evolving

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Accessibility is fundamentally about accommodating and celebrating individual experiences; therefore, it is important for us to actively think about how we can reimagine accessible practices in new and creative ways. Lois spoke with 3 disability advocates in the U of T community to discuss how we can begin to take a more proactive and innovative approach towards accessibility. 

Written by Lois Lee, Blog Editor & Digital Content Writer, Master of Information, User Experience Design and Archives & Records Management  

Prototyping as a Mindset

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When submitting work for feedback, it can feel like “conventional” expectations always demand complete, polished submissions. Cheryl reflects on how taking a more iterative approach helped her build confidence, closer relationships, and stronger finished work. 

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

We’re Hiring the Research Coordinator and Digital Communications Coordinator 2024-25

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Are you interested in communication, collaboration, leadership, and project management? Are you wishing to create change and improve the campus student experience at U of T? The Innovation Hub is hiring Research Coordinator and Digital Communications Coordinator. We are seeking innovative, insightful, determined leader to join our team!

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.

We’re Hiring for Full-Time Roles! Innovation Hub Research Lead and Senior Project Assistant 2024-2025

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Are you someone who has a passion for community, storytelling, and improving the student experience? Are you a creative, curious, and out-of-the-box thinker? Do you already have a wealth of experience on your resume? We’re excited to share our postings for two full-time roles at the Innovation Hub: Research lead and Senior Project Assistant. To learn more about these roles and how to apply, take a look below.

The Innovation Hub is committed to providing a high-performing work-integrated learning environment for our student staff while delivering high-quality design research to our clients. Reporting directly to the Manager, Innovation Projects, both the Research Lead and the Senior Project Assistant are 14-month full-time casual contract roles designed to be an intensive learning opportunity for recent graduates and/or part-time students with a resume already full of leadership and relevant experience related to the respective role. These two roles are designed to be intensive and challenging and offer a rewarding experience of growth and career development.

Each role’s contract is April 2024 – June 2025 inclusive. The deadline to apply is January 14, 2024. To learn more about the roles, hear from our current incumbents and learn how to apply, take a look below. 

What Matters to U of T Students

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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 

How Rekindling Creativity in My Life Led to Empowerment

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In this blog post, Lois shares how she accidentally rekindled her passion for creative endeavours during her work at the Innovation Hub and how this empowered her to dive into creative pursuits outside the university. 

Written by Lois Lee, Blog Editor and Digital Content Writer, Master of Information, User Experience Design, and Archives & Records Management

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023

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Cheryl and Ruth share the importance of memorializing the lives lost due to anti-transgender violence on Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). They also highlight the importance of celebrating trans lives by supporting their work, art, and history, based on their experiences. 

Written by Cheryl Nong, Research Coordinator, Honours Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Neuroscience Double Major and Ruth Rodrigues, Qualitative Data Archivist Team Lead, Master of Education, Social Justice Education 

Call for New Innovation Hub Projects 2024-25

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Partner with the Innovation Hub!

The Innovation Hub is ready to take on new design thinking projects for the 2024-25 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.