Students

Do you have a passion for creating better experiences for UofT students? Students are central to the work of the Innovation Hub – we rely on your input at all stages of the design process. There are lots of ways to get involved, including job opportunities, volunteering on one of the teams or being interviewed for a research project. Contact us for more details.

Past Calls-to-Action

Inviting Students and Staff – Get Involved in the Big Ideas Project Teams

Row of people sitting on chairs and talking to each otherThe Innovation Hub at U of T is currently assembling teams of students and staff to explore the viability of 5 ideas that came out of an extensive consultation, ideation and prototyping process last year to discover ideas that will improve the student experience. This is a great opportunity to join a cross-disciplinary team of students and staff working together towards a common purpose, of creating a sense of community and connectedness among our students, staff and faculty.

Join the 2017-18 Innovation Hub Team!

Group selfie of young people smilingThis summer, I was hired to join the 2017 summer student team at the Innovation Hub. I worked with the UofT community to workshop and research the UofT Neighborhood Communities and UofT Concierge prototype ideas. I also had the opportunity to attend workshops and events around campus as well as several great training sessions to advance my knowledge of design thinking and develop my leadership skills. I’m so pleased to be continuing with the Innovation Hub into the Fall/Winter. Our team is growing and the Innovation Hub is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 team!

Co-Curricular Opportunities at the Innovation Hub in 2017-18

Young women with dark hair and glasses presenting an ideaThe Innovation Hub is pleased to announce that the following Co-Curricular Record approved volunteer positions are available for students at the Innovation Hub for the Fall/Winter 2017/2018 academic terms. These positions will provide a rich learning experience to support students’ career development including training, practical opportunities to apply learning, coaching and feedback. In addition to this great learning experience, students will have the opportunity to be part of an engaging and inclusive community of diverse students. Students may join one of the eight teams in the Innovation Hub: Connection, Design Thinking, Ethnographic Research, Events, Information Design, Storytelling, and UX prototyping.

Innovation Hub Ideas Workshop 2017

Crafts supplies including Play-Doh and pastelsThe Innovation Hub is pleased to announce that we are hosting an Ideas Workshop on June 5th and 9th for students, faculty and staff to take our prototype ideas and explore how they might come to life at U of T, and help us start to think about how prospective project teams for each of these ideas. We invite students, faculty and staff from the U of T community to join us as we expand our thinking about these ideas in a fun and collaborative setting.  

Ideas from the Innovation Hub: Feedback Needed!

Small group conducting a feedback session, person at front presentingThe Innovation Hub teams have developed 25 ideas to improve the student experience at the University of Toronto and we need your feedback! More than 100 in-depth interviews were conducted with students during the Innovation Hub’s insight-gathering process. After identifying key insights that emerged from needs expressed by students, the domain teams worked to develop ideas to improve the U of T student experience. These are the final 25 ideas, organized by domain team.  These ideas are in prototype format and they are waiting for your feedback and input so that we can iterate them! After reading through the ideas, please follow the link to leave us feedback on the ideas!

 

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Faculty and Staff
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Student Groups