Redesigning the Classroom Experience: How Tech2U is Supporting both Students and Instructors

Innovation Hub Transforming the Instructional Landscape TIL Team

One Innovation Hub team shares their experience working with Tech2U, a program that provides direct technical support to instructors in their classroom. The team reflects on how they feel Tech2U is a program that supports both students and instructors and enhances the learning experience at the University of Toronto.  

Written by Tiffany Tan, Chenyu Huang, Cindy Ly, Jackie Betel (Design Researcher); Anchana Kuganesan, Design Research Team Lead

Connecting to Campus as a Team

Written by Anchana Kuganesan – Design Research Team Lead Transforming the Instructional Landscape


Anchana smiling while leaning against a wall
Anchana Kugansesan

After joining the design research leadership team at the Innovation Hub, I had the chance to learn more about my colleagues during our team retreat day on August 8th. In the morning we took turns taking the team to different spots on campus that were memorable to us. We shared stories about how these places evoked emotions and memories about our time on campus, and how we are all connected through these feelings. We used design thinking methods to ask one another questions that probe more deeply into each other’s experiences and build empathy and we had great conversations as a team throughout the tour. Not only did this make us pay closer attention to our team members, but it also evoked new ways of thinking when we revisit these spaces on campus in the future. 

Innovation Hub Work Study Fall-Winter 2022-23 Hiring

Julia smiling against a white background
Julia Allworth, Manager, Innovation Projects

We are so excited to be starting off the fall/winter season on campus at the Innovation Hub. This is our 7th year of welcoming new students into the work, and we’re so grateful for our new space in the Student Commons. We are excited to announce that we have some amazing opportunities available this Fall/Winter 2022-23! The deadline to apply for positions is August 21 at 11:59pm. Job postings are now live on CLNx. 

Meet the Summer 2022 Team!

As we begin to barrel into a new and exciting term, the Innovation Hub is thrilled to welcome our Summer 2022 Team! Filled with some new, and some familiar faces, the Innovation Hub has continued to expand our team to work on new and ongoing projects at the University of Toronto. We are grateful to support the diverse and thriving community at U of T, and continue our own growth at the Innovation Hub. 

Tech2U – Humanizing Classroom Technical Support

Written by Sanskriti Maheshwari, Senior Research Assistant, Transforming the Instructional Landscape 

Sanksriti is wearing a blue shirt, standing outside

The Tech2U program launched in the fall of 2021 with the goal of humanizing classroom technical support to foster innovative teaching and learning in an increasingly technological classroom landscape. The initiative was launched as part of Transforming the Instructional Landscape (TIL). Tech2U is a partnership between Learning Space Management and the Innovation Hub. 

The Innovation Hub is Hiring for the Summer 2022 Work Study Term!

In continuing our work with rather than for students, we’re sharing some amazing opportunities available this Summer 2022 at the Innovation Hub! We look forward to connecting with students, exploring new possibilities, and inspiring innovation in the community. The deadline…