The Innovation Hub

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

To improve campus life through student-centric design.

Vision

A campus experience designed for every student to flourish academically, socially, and personally.

Values

Icon of a ear listening to someone talking. Listen to Student Experiences

We’re driven by student stories. We think understanding their journeys is the key to cultural change.


Graph with a light bulb hovering aboveInspire with Meaningful Data

We use design-thinking, user-experience, and qualitative-research techniques to find and query data on underlying needs. By combining evidence and empathy, we help the UofT community better understand its members.


Two hands holding sticky notes & ideas overlapping.Learn Together

We work with both students and staff. Our interdisciplinary teams use curiosity to learn new techniques and solve problems together.


Icon of a globe with a universal key. Accessibility by Design

Accessibility shouldn’t be an accident or an add-on. We design with accessibility in mind from the beginning, so our projects, events, and materials are available to as many people as possible.


Four icons of individuals interconnected.Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We want to learn about more than one group of UofT students; we want to learn and design for everyone. By practising Equity-Centred Community Design, we find insights and solutions that include all students and community partners.