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Innovation Hub Ideas Workshop 2017

Innovation Hub Ideas Workshop 2017

The Innovation Hub is pleased to announce that we are hosting an Ideas Workshop on June 5th and 9th for students, faculty and staff to:

  • Take our prototype ideas and explore how they might come to life at U of T, what challenges we might encounter, how we might measure impact and what practical next steps need to be taken to move these ideas forward.
  • Help us start to think about prospective project teams for each of these ideas.

We invite students, faculty and staff from the U of T community to join us as we expand our thinking about these ideas in a fun and collaborative setting.  Each participant will choose one of the ideas (listed below) to workshop.

  • Chill Spots: Use spaces that students already frequent to set up community spaces that could include charging stations, couches and microwaves, and be facilitated by community animators.
  • U of T Concierge: Establish a central location on campus that acts as an initial contact point for wayfinding and referrals. The concierge would also have an online component, connecting students to a 24-hour response tool.
  • Student-Faculty Exploration Café: repurpose an existing central space on campus to act as a hub of activities that support faculty and TA engagement with students.
  • Neighbourhood Communities: virtual communities to connect students who live in the same geographic area, which may include programming such as social events and study groups.
  • Future Readiness Course: a course, customizable by discipline, that incorporates career education and skills development, placement opportunities, and partnerships with U of T alumni for mentorship and career learning.
  • Knowledge Management System: Information about programs, services and resources for students at U of T is found everywhere. Students could be better supported by a system that brings all of this information together in an accessible and easy-to-navigate way.

Workshops will take place on the following dates:

Monday, June 5, 1 – 3 p.m. at Centre for International Experience, Cumberland Room

Friday, June 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Building

Register now to attend one of the Innovation Hub Ideas Workshops.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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