The Innovation Hub


We summarize each of our projects in a report that describes our themes, insights, and recommendations. Across projects, we also find themes that emerge over and over—issues that underlie the campus experience for many students. We explore these themes in our broader reports, including:

Our Student Persona Compendium (PDF, 4 MB)

Student Mental Health at the University of Toronto (PDF, 4 MB)

Designing a Culture of Care at the University of Toronto (PDF, 1MB)

What is the Innovation Hub? (PDF, 3 MB)

Feel free to link to these documents and use them educationally. Please note that we are continually updating our online content to ensure materials are accessible. If you are unable to access resources or have questions about how and whether to share this data, contact us.


Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education – How can understanding student needs guide how spaces are redesigned? (PDF, 3 MB)

Family Friendly Experiences – How can we better support student parents on campus? (PDF, 4MB)

I-Think – How can we build meaningful learning communities? (PDF, 2 MB)

Latin American Student Experience – How can we better understand the needs and experiences of Latinx students on campus? (PDF, 3MB)

Redefining Traditional – How can we bring together student parents, researchers and practitioners? (PDF, 3MB)

Student Life Strategy (Pre-Project Insights) – How do students seek support for their challenges and navigate the university’s services? (PDF, 3MB)

Student Life Strategy – What opportunities are available to support students navigating the university’s services? (PDF, 2 MB)


Career Exploration & Education – How do staff & students create meaningful working relationships? (PDF, 761KB)

Family Care Office – What are the experiences of student parents at UofT? (PDF, 1MB)

New College Dining Hall — How can we design a space that fosters connection and community? (PDF, 1MB)

Indigenous Student Services — What services do Indigenous students need? (PDF, 500KB)

Indigenous Student Services — How can we create community? (PDF, 835 KB)

Multi Faith Centre – What is the role of faith to make meaning in student lives? (PDF, 1MB)

Resilience Project — What are UofT student experiences of resilience? (PDF, 2MB)

Student Life at UTSC — How do students interact student services at UTSC? (PDF, 974KB)

Student Life Professionals — How do student life staff navigate the university and make connections? (PDF, 528KB)

Student Life Professionals — How can we better support student life staff in their jobs and careers? (PDF, 523KB)

Trademark Licensing — What stories do students tell about being “UofT students”? (PDF, 505KB)

Trademark Licensing — How does UofT pride manifest in student lives? (PDF, 1MB)

Transforming the Instructional Landscape — How do students, instructors & staff use classrooms? (PDF, 4MB)


Chill Spots — How can we design spaces for students to relax on campus? (PDF, 400KB)

Future Readiness Course — Could a course help students to feel prepared for life beyond university? (PDF, 259KB)

Neighbourhood Communities — How can we help students who live near each other to connect? (PDF, 218KB)

Student Faculty Café — How can we encourage connections between students, TAs, and faculty? (PDF, 271KB)

Global Experiences — What kinds of global experiences do UofT students have both domestically and abroad? (PDF, 773KB)

Transforming the Instructional Landscape — What do students need from classrooms? (PDF, 631KB)

UofT Concierge — How can we help students navigate UofT easily? (PDF, 211KB)

2016 – 2017

Innovation Hub Insights & Ideas — 25 Big Ideas to Enhance the Campus Experience for students. (PDF, 803KB)

Organizational Learning — What challenges are faced by faculty and staff who support students? (PDF, 186KB)