Innovation Hub - Student Roles

The Innovation Hub is Hiring!


Everyday, over 80,000 students engage with the spaces, communities, and systems of the University of Toronto. Today, the student demographic at UofT is vastly different from what it looked like a generation ago, and what it will look like a generation in the future. In the face of rapidly changing student demographics, questions arise around how we might design and re-design programs, services, and resources. That’s were the idea of an Innovation Hub comes in.


In May 2016, the Innovation Hub at UofT launched as a project of the Student Life Division, out of a desire to explore two questions: 1) Who are our students? and 2) How is the world changing for them? We wondered how the answers to these questions might shape the ways in which we design programs, services, and resources to support students throughout their time at UofT, from start to finish. To tackle these questions, we began by creating a diverse team that brought together over 100 students, staff, and faculty from across disciplines and departments to work in partnership with each other.


Prior to applying to a position please visit our blog to learn more about the Innovation Hub here:


Current Job Opportunities (Apply on the Career Learning Network:


Innovation Hub Project Assistant (CLN – On Campus Job Board #119731) The Project Assistant supports the work of all Innovation Hub teams including supporting research on specific challenges using design thinking to solve UofT problems, the testing and implementation of both disruptive and sustaining innovation ideas designed to enhance the UofT student experience, supporting student-facing staff to work more collaboratively.  


Curriculum Developer (CLN – Work Study Job Board #117234) The Curriculum Developer will design curriculum to support the Innovation Hub's work.  This will include full curriculum materials and facilitation guides for various programs and workshops focusing on elements of Integrative Thinking, Design Thinking, Ethnography and collaborative methodologies.  All material will be designed such that it can be tailored for various audiences.


Ethnographer/Insights Expert (CLN – Work Study Job Board #117211) The Ethnographer/Insights Expert will conduct and analyze qualitative interviews with the goal of understanding life from others' perspectives.  This is an incredible opportunity for a student studying Sociology, Anthropology or another related field to make a lasting impact on current and future students as part of a university wide project that will transform the student experience at UofT. 


Integrative & Design Thinking Specialist (CLN – Work Study Job Board #117165) The Integrative and Design Thinking Specialist will analyze ethnographic research data that outlines complex problems, tensions and challenges faced by students and those who support them.


Storyteller (CLN -  Work Study Job Board #117206) The Storyteller will engage audiences in the Innovation Hub's work and vision through multimedia storytelling and build partnerships within and beyond the UofT community.  There is also a promotional aspect to this work for events, workshops and ideas.


Volunteer Coordinator (CLN – Work Study Job Board #117209) The Volunteer Coordinator will design a full volunteer strategy for the Innovation Hub to include a recruitment and engagement plan that will roll out in the fall of 2018.  The successful candidate will think strategically about how the Innovation Hub can build on its large volunteer program to enhance the opportunities for student learning and to build upon the sense of belonging and community for volunteers. 


The deadline to apply for all opportunities is April 22nd at 11:59pm


Julia Smeed

Innovation Projects Officer

University of Toronto Division of Student Life  |  214 College Street, Toronto, ON. M5T 2Z9





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