Project Insights: Campus Hub for the Faculty of Arts & Science – Sidney Smith Hall Redevelopment

Early plans are underway to redevelop Sidney Smith Hall as an iconic building at the University of Toronto. The Design Research Team reflects on the design thinking process, highlighting the importance of collaborative approaches to understanding the core needs of U of T community members.

Emily Ha-Tchong, Martha Khoshabeh, Aleksandra Adach, and Gauri Sachin Patki, Design Researchers, and Yunlong (Justin) Feng, Design Research Team Lead

Lending an Ear for Empathy

Lisa smiling against a grey wall.

Listening can seem like a passive action, but there’s so much more to hearing someone’s story. Lisa explores how empathetic listening has the power to transform tough situations into safe spaces that foster creativity.

Written by Lisa Yuwen Hu, Design Research Team Lead, Honours Bachelor of Science, Psychology Research Specialist 

Project Insights: Supporting Our Mental Health

This year, the Innovation Hub partnered with Health & Wellness to focus on how students take care of their mental health. The Design Research Team discovered the importance of working together to conduct inspiring work that was grounded in the experiences that students shared.

We’re Hiring a Design Research Team Lead

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Are you interested in design thinking, qualitative research, leadership, and project management? Are you wishing to create change and improve the campus student experience at U of T? The Innovation Hub is hiring a Design Research Team Lead to support the growth and development of many campus initiatives and you can play an integral role in them! We are seeking innovative, insightful, determined leaders to join our wonderful team!

Innovation Hub Work Study Summer 2023 Hiring

Innovation Hub is Hiring Summer 2023 Work Study

The sunshine is beaming at the Innovation Hub and we are so excited to kick off our Summer 2023 Work Study. We have some amazing opportunities and projects for students to apply and learn skills and gain experiences for their future. The deadline to apply for positions is April 23rd, 2023, at 11:59pm. Job postings are now live on CLNx. 

Learning through Stories: Honouring & Celebrating Black History Month

Eli standing facing the camera, with a blurred background of a hallway
Paul smiling against the backdrop of a lake with rocks

For Black History Month, the Innovation Hub took February to reflect and attend events in the community. Eli and Paul reflect on the stories they heard after attending events on campus and acknowledge applying their learnings for the future. 

Project Insights: Cultivating Reciprocity at Chestnut Dining Hall

The Innovation Hub recently concluded its project, Cultivating Reciprocity at Chestnut Dining Hall, a partnership with Food Services. The Design Researcher Team reflects on the value of co-creation in designing the future of dining at Chestnut.