Our Services — Redesigned 2024

OUR SERVICES

At the Innovation Hub, we partner with changemakers.

WHO WE ARE

The Innovation Hub is a student-driven research collective that uses a peer-to-peer approach to understand the needs of UofT students. Campus partners provide us with real design challenges, and we hire teams of interdisciplinary students to work on each project using a consulting model. Student team members are empowered to understand their peers’ needs using human-centered design and learning as they go, building confidence through practical work experience.

Our projects range in scope from designing campus spaces and services, policy evaluation, listening to the needs of students from equity-deserving groups, ideating for the future, and more.

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DESIGN THINKING RESEARCH

A full design-thinking investigation and consultation on the needs of your community. By utilizing design thinking methods and empathy-based research to investigate problems relating to the student experience, we help partners design with students and for students by deepening their understanding of student needs.

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QUICK STUDENT CONSULTATIONS

With our work-study, casual, and volunteer teams comprised of students from all walks of U of T life, the Innovation Hub has the ability to instantly canvas a range of opinions on any a variety of issues under consideration.

  • Student demand or preference on proposed changes, updates, or options
  • Student perspective, expectations, common narratives and mental models
  • Common student opinions that may impact the success of program and service implementation

WHY PARTNER WITH US

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8 Years Of Experience Consulting With Students

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Support Meaningful Student Employment

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Peer-To-Peer Research Model = Honest Feedback

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Only Students In The Space

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Data-Driven Vision And Insights

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Innovative Solutions To Student Concerns

WE SUPPORT MEANINGFUL STUDENT OPPORTUNITY

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."

Jane Doe, Director of Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice-President & Provost

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“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."

Jane Doe, Director of Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice-President & Provost

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“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."

Jane Doe, Director of Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice-President & Provost

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INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US?

Contact us now via innovationhub@utoronto.ca if you have further questions. You already have an idea? Pitch your idea with us in the link below.