Recruitment: Share Your UofT Housing Experiences

Picture of DanielleBy Danielle Lum, Project Assistant

Have you ever considered applying to on-campus residence at U of T? Have you ever gone through with the process?

In partnership with Housing Services, the Innovation Hub will be facilitating a research event with the goal of understanding students’ perceptions, needs, and experiences of applying to residence at U of T. Whether you have lived in residence or not, we want to hear your stories!

Join the Innovation Hub as a Volunteer!

Photo of JoelBy Joel West,  Volunteer Coordinator 

As the Volunteer coordinator of the Innovation Hub, I am extremely pleased to announce that we are now accepting expressions of interest for our 2018/19 volunteer positions . Aside from practical learning and real world experience, both of which can enhance students’ career development, we are also pleased to announce that many of these positions are Co-Curricular Record approved. Students will have the opportunity to be involved in an engaging, inclusive and diverse community and to learn and practice new skills.

Pivoting the Lens: Interviewing the Innovation Hub

Photo of CharisBy Charis Lam, Chemistry PhD Student & Past Innovation Hub Storytelling Team Member

Interviewer, interview thyself.

At the Innovation Hub, students and staff use empathy-based interviewing to capture a snapshot of the university experience through the eyes of students. Their subjects are varied: international students, commuters, students with accessibility needs, TAs, and others.

Missing from the picture are the photographers themselves—the students capturing these stories.

What has the Innovation Hub meant to the team itself? How has it changed the university experiences of its students and volunteers?

To find answers, I pivoted the lens.

The Innovation Hub is Hiring! Work-Study Applications Now Open

By Danielle Lum, Project Assistant &  Joel West,  Volunteer Coordinator

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As the summer comes to an end, it’s time to consider opportunities for the fall and winter academic terms. At the Innovation Hub, we’re excited to offer a number of work-study positions open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements. Here’s a testimonial from Joel West, the Volunteer Coordinator from our summer work-study team:

What’s in a Name? Student Experience and UofT’s “Brand Story”

By Danielle Lum, Project Assistant &  Liza Brechbill, Integrative and Design Thinking Specialist

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In late June, the Innovation Hub partnered with U of T’s Trademark and Licensing office and external consultants from Sovereign State to facilitate a student feedback session. The topic of the day? Exploring the thoughts, feelings, and stories that students associate with their time at the university, with the goal of better understanding the student experience and informing the development of school branding.

Call for Participants: Help Us Reimagine the First Nations House

Photo of IreneBy Irene Duah-Kessie, Ethnography/Insights Expert and Research Lead for the First Nations House Project

Hello! My name is Irene and I am one of the Ethnographers on the Innovation Hub’s research team. I have a great interest in the social determinants of health and health equity and I am excited to learn more about students’ needs and experiences on campus. This summer I will be leading a research project with First Nation House (FNH) to explore the question: How do students engage and connect with First Nation House?