Design Research Reports

The Innovation Hub writes a report for each of our partnerships, describing the insights we derive from our data. Across partnerships, we also find broader themes that relate to important dialogues at UofT, and we have synthesized our data into some wider-ranging reports, including:

Student Persona Compendium
Student Mental Health at the University of Toronto
What is the Innovation Hub?

For project reports that we developed for specific partners, see below.

We invite you to share links to these documents if you find them valuable for U of T partners, communities, and others. Please connect with us directly if you have questions about sharing data or presenting information. Our reports are accessible for educational use.

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2019 – 2020

Celebrating All Graduates—What are the accessibility gaps at Convocation? (Coming Soon)

Family Friendly Experiences —How can we better support student parents on campus?

KPE Student Space Enhancement – How can we transform existing space into student space?

Redefining Traditional – How can we bring together student parents, researchers and practitioners?

Student Life Strategy – How do students seek support for their challenges and navigate the university’s services?

2018 – 2019

Career Exploration & Education – How do staff & students create meaningful working relationships?

Family Care Office — What are the experiences of student parents at UofT?

New College Dining Hall — How can we design a space that fosters connection and community?

Indigenous Student Services — What services do Indigenous students need?

Indigenous Student Services — How can we create community?

Multi Faith Centre – What is the role of faith to make meaning in student lives?

Resilience Project — What are UofT student experiences of resilience?

Student Life at UTSC — How do students interact student services at UTSC?

Student Life Professionals — How do student life staff navigate the university and make connections?

Student Life Professionals — How can we better support student life staff in their jobs and careers?

Trademark Licensing — What stories do students tell about being “UofT students”?

Trademark Licensing — How does UofT pride manifest in student lives?

Transforming the Instructional Landscape — How do students, instructors & staff use classrooms?

2017 – 2018

Chill Spots — How can we design spaces for students to relax on campus?

Future Readiness Course — Could a course help students to feel prepared for life beyond university?

Neighbourhood Communities — How can we help students who live near each other to connect?

Student Faculty Café — How can we encourage connections between students, TAs, and faculty?

Global Experiences — What kinds of global experiences do UofT students have both domestically and abroad?

Transforming the Instructional Landscape — What do students need from classrooms?

UofT Concierge — How can we help students navigate UofT easily?


Innovation Hub Insights & Ideas — 25 Big Ideas to Enhance the Campus Experience for students.

Organizational Learning — What challenges are faced by faculty and staff who support students?