The Innovation Hub

A set of diverse hands collaborating on design.


We design with and for students.

Who are our students, and how is the world changing for them? We want to understand UofT students—who they are, where they’re going, what drives them—so we can co-create a university that works for all.

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A set of hands collaborating to draw a light bulb and a graduation cap.

We’re Students too

Students are experts on the student experience. That’s why they lead our design teams.

We welcome students from all programs, levels, and disciplines. As part of the UofT community, we work on problems you care about.

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How we do it


We team up with other groups at UofT to work on challenges faced by their students.

Mirrored side-profiles of two individuals.Empathize:

We collect student stories through empathy-based tools: interviews, discussions, and interactive activities.

Magnifying glass over a piece of paper.Clarify: 

We draw insights from our data, using methods from social-science research and design thinking.

Light bulb with a pencil in the middle.Ideate: 

We ideate design principles and solutions to our partners’ challenges.

Drawn map with a lightbulb, text box, target and a pencil. Prototype: 

We help our partners test our ideas in their communities.

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We talk about our student-experience insights, design thinking, and upcoming opportunities on our blog.

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