Innovation Hub Work Study Fall-Winter 2022-23 Hiring

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Julia Allworth, Manager, Innovation Projects

We are so excited to be starting off the fall/winter season on campus at the Innovation Hub. This is our 7th year of welcoming new students into the work, and we’re so grateful for our new space in the Student Commons. We are excited to announce that we have some amazing opportunities available this Fall/Winter 2022-23! The deadline to apply for positions is August 21 at 11:59pm. Job postings are now live on CLNx. 

To learn what working at the Innovation Hub means to our students, read our job descriptions below! For more details on how to apply, please visit the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network and search for the Work-Study Job Board

General Information 

Apply to only one position – applicants will be considered for all available Innovation Hub positions 

  • Start-End Date of Positions: September 9th – March 31st 2023 
  • Average of 6-8 hours/week to a total of 200 hours 
  • Pay is $15.90/hour 

Visit CLNx for Work-Study Program Eligibility 

Available Positions 

To learn more about any of the positions below – please search the CLNx Job ID provided for each in the Work-Study job board.  

Qualitative Data Archivist – CLNx Job ID: 203619 [4 Positions] 

The Qualitative Data Archivist oversees data entry and qualitative coding for all Innovation Hub projects. Working with teams of Design Researchers who are embedded within individual design research projects, they support the transcription, de-identification, and anonymization of data coding in a qualitative research software program and assist in the data analysis process. They also support the management of the existing Innovation Hub database, ensuring that new data is coded appropriately and making existing data available to team members on request.   

Digital Storyteller (Graphic Design) – CLNx Job ID: 203623 [4 Positions] 

The Innovation Hub Digital Storyteller creates all of the digital communications content for the Innovation Hub. This includes graphic design and video for the website, reports, presentations and other materials. Working as a team, each Digital Storyteller may have different strengths or areas of expertise in content design. Digital Storytellers work as a team under the direction of the Digital Communications Team Lead. Digital Storytellers bring to life content produced within project teams with visual imagery, models and infographics. This role involves creating professional reports and presentations of design research data, blog posts, website content, and more. The role may also entail special projects, such as website design and development, or developing creative materials outside of the scope of design research projects. We also welcome applicants with a background in photography and videography. 

Digital Content Writer – CLNx Job ID: 203625 [1 Position] 

The Innovation Hub Digital Content Writer generates written and digital content for the Innovation Hub’s blog, website, and promotional materials. This is a highly strategic role that involves planning for the Innovation Hub’s digital content, ensuring that content is engaging and conveyed to our communities in an accessible manner. The Digital Content Writer plans and develops blog posts, website content, and additional items such as promotions for events and additional materials as needed. To learn more about the Digital Content Writer’s work, check out our blog. http://blogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca/innovationhub/blog/ 

Community Animator – CLNx Job ID: 203628 [3 Positions] 

The Community Animators consist of a dynamic, creative, passionate team of students who ‘bring life’ to The Innovation Hub makerspace at 230 College Street. The Community Animation team supports the creation of vibrant, inclusive, and equitable spaces for all students at the Innovation Hub. They welcome and engage visitors to our space and in what we do, share about the Innovation Hub’s design thinking approach, and design and facilitate new and creative ways to engage with students inside and outside the space. 

Transforming the Instructional Landscape – CLNx Job ID: 203629 [4 Positions] 

 The Transforming the Instructional Landscape is a project that recognizes that in a physical or virtual classroom, many players come together: instructors and students, but also staff working in instructional technology, accessibility, scheduling and support. Incorporating the needs of all these stakeholders is complex but working together can transform spaces to better support teaching and learning. The project team will work in partnership with others at the university to carry on the work of this important project, including supporting the Tech2U pilot program. 

Design Researcher 

Various Options – See Below: 

Design Researcher – CLNx Job ID: 203681 [4 Positions] 

The Design Researcher works with a team that conducts a design thinking project for the Innovation Hub with the goal of improving the student experience in a specific area. Every project looks different but uses design thinking to provide partners with compelling insights that reframe problems innovatively and inspire action. 

Design Researcher for UC Spaces: Redefining the Student Experience – CLNx Job ID: 203679 [3 Positions] 

University College (UC), the founding college at the University of Toronto, is made up of a diverse group of students engaged in interdisciplinary academic programming. The UC community strongly values equity, diversity, and inclusivity, and wishes to keep the concept of sustainability at the fore when planning for the future of the College. With these values in mind, the college seeks to reimagine its underutilized spaces, ensuring accessible community engagement and catalyzing meaningful experiences for all students. The Innovation Hub will explore the needs of the UC community to create a vision for the reimagined spaces. 

Design Researcher for Sidney Smith Hall Redevelopment – CLNx Job ID: 203680 [4 Positions] 

 The Faculty of Arts and Science (A&S) is planning the Sidney Smith Hall Redevelopment, creating a new hub for the largest division at the University and a transformative space for innovative learning, teaching, and research. The Innovation Hub partnered with A&S to engage students in ideating what they see as an A&S-specific space and its identity. As part of this project, the Innovation Hub will support consultation with students, generating excitement and collecting feedback on their experiences and needs of this A&S space. This exciting project will contribute to the transformation of the cityscape on St. George and Huron Streets and Willcocks Common and have long-lasting impact on the student experience. 

Design Researcher for Food Services at Chestnut Residence – CLNx Job ID: 203682 [3 Positions] 

The Innovation Hub has partnered with Food Services at Chestnut Residence to consult directly with students about their dining hall experiences. Through this project, the Innovation Hub will facilitate opportunities for dialogue with the student residence community to build an ongoing partnership for future change. 

Design Researcher for Sport & Rec Equity Project – CLNx Job ID: 203684 [4 Positions] 

The Innovation Hub and Faculty of Kinesiology (KPE) Sport & Rec explore student and community needs using design thinking. The project will focus on uncovering insights of unmet needs of students with disabilities and those from equity deserving populations through in-depth conversation and design research using a peer-to-peer model. This project seeks to understand the needs and perspectives of students who are not currently engaged with Sport & Rec programs and spaces. KPE Sport & Rec recognizes that many partners on campus are engaged with students in sports recreation, and physical activities and the Innovation Hub will work with KPE throughout the project to explore opportunities to engage this broader community in collaboration. 

Design Researcher for Health & Wellness: Non-Clinical Mental Health Supports – CLNx Job ID: 203686 [4 Positions] 

The partnership focuses on non-clinical programming and supports the stepped-care service delivery model for mental health services. We will work with the Health Promotions Program team to explore student needs and perspectives surrounding how they support their own mental health. The project will focus on uncovering insights about how students take care of their mental health outside of clinical services or interventions through in-depth conversation and design research using a peer-to-peer model. This project seeks to understand the needs and perspectives of students to inform student-centred improvement and growth of non-clinical mental health supports and programming within a stepped care model. 

Design Researchers to support the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) at the Faculty of Arts & Science (A&S)   

The University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) cyclical review ensures that academic programming at the University meets the highest standards of excellence. The Faculty of Arts &S (A&S) has partnered with the Innovation Hub to support units undergoing UTQAP in the coming year. The focus of the Innovation Hub work with each unit will be to gather student feedback about their programs and academic support through surveys and in-depth interview conversations. This is a great chance to gain qualitative research experience and report on findings with the goal of understanding student experiences and impacting change.

Design Researcher Positions for UTQAP at A&S with Various Units – See Below: 

  • Cell & Systems Biology – CLNx Job ID: 203687 [2 Positions] 
  • East Asian Studies – CLNx Job ID: 203688 [2 Positions] 
  • Art History – CLNx Job ID: 203689 [2 Positions] 
  • History – CLNx Job ID: 203690 [2 Positions] 
  • Political Science – CLNx Job ID: 203691 [2 Positions] 
  • International Relations – CLNx Job ID: 203693 [2 Positions] 
  • Ethics, Society, & Law – CLNx Job ID: 203694 [2 Positions] 
  • Digital Humanities – CLNx Job ID: 203696 [2 Positions] 

Quantitative Data Analyst- UTQAP – CLNx Job ID: 203697 [2 Positions] 

The Data Analyst works with research teams that conduct design thinking projects for the Innovation Hub in support of the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science (A&S) Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP). The Data Analyst supports the survey portions of all the UTQAP projects, including overseeing the survey data collection and analysis, supporting teams in writing reports to present the insights uncovered in the data, making recommendations and prototypes for potential solutions. The Quantitative Data Analyst and project teams will work in partnership with specific departments and support their survey delivery and analysis. 

Videographer & Editor – Academic Integrity – CLNx Job ID: 203699 [3 Positions] 

The Videographer & Editors works with a team of video producers in developing educational videos on topics of academic integrity. The goal is to improve and provide a peer-to-peer understanding of academic integrity through engaging and inspiring video content. The Innovation Hub and Academic Integrity U of T partner to continue the work on the Learn with Integrity campaign to educate students on specific topics related to academic integrity. During this time, the Innovation Hub generates student-centred insights and developed a communications strategy for students entitled Learn with Integrity, in the form of a video campaign. 

Tech2U Student Classroom Ambassador – CLNx Job ID: 205741 [131 positions] 

The Tech2U Student Classroom Ambassador is part of a dynamic team comprised of students and technical co-pilots, who are supported by a leadership team, to service U of T instructors throughout the academic term. Student Classroom Ambassadors receive on-the-job training by highly skilled Technical Co-pilots, and mentored by the leadership team, to provide them with a positive and rewarding work-integrated learning experience. 

Learn more about the work at our most recent Working at the Innovation Hub Event from our wonderful Leadership Team!

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