Summer Team 2017

Julia Smeed – Innovation Hub Project Leader

Julia photoJulia is a leader, innovator and intrapreneur who specializes in design thinking, collaboration and related methodologies that strive to design programs with students rather than for them.  As the Leader of the Innovation Hub at the University of Toronto, she works with teams of over 150 students and staff on campus to improve the community’s campus experience.  Julia holds an MBA from the University of Fredericton in Global Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Western University.  Julia is also the Secretary of the Council on Student Services at the University of Toronto, and has presented at various conferences including the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services and the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers.  Outside of her work, Julia is a mom to 4-year-old twins Joshua and Victoria who just started junior kindergarten.

Alexandra Rodney, Innovation Hub Assistant | PhD in Sociology, Final Year

Margaryta Ignatenko, Innovation Hub Assistant | Journalism, 2nd Year

Michelle Johnstone, Knowledge Management Team | Master of Information, 1st Year

Vincent Tu, Implementation Team | Rotman Commerce, 4th Year

Heerea Rikhraj, Organizational Learning | Political Science, 2nd Year

William Pullen, Special Projects Team | Political Science & History, 3rd Year

Angela Wang, Knowledge Management Team | Master of Information, 2nd Year

Afrodita Kujumdzieva, Knowledge Management Team | Computer Science, 3rd Year

Ali Seyed Norani, Special Projects Team | Psychology & International Relations, 3rd Year

Gabriele Simmons, Implementation Team | Women & Gender Studies Specialist, 4th Year

Clara Luca,  Implementation Team | Master of Information, 2nd Year