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April 7, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Webinar: Equity Based Models for Human-Centered Design Thinking

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10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST / 2pm AST / 2:30pm NST

As student affairs professionals, how might we better design for an increasingly diverse student body? Navigating post-secondary education is often complex, and can feel challenging, particularly for students who have intersectional identities. In this 1-hour webinar, participants will be introduced to some traditional models of Human Centered Design Thinking, contrasted with equity-centered models for design thinking. Participants will hear stories that illustrate application of these models from the University of Toronto’s Innovation Hub, and will learn about and discuss opportunities to implement these models in a student affairs and services context.

 

JULIA SMEED – MANAGER, INNOVATION PROJECTS

Julia is a leader, innovator and “intrapreneur” who specializes in design thinking, collaboration and related methodologies that strive to design programs with students rather than for them. As the Leader of the Innovation Hub at the University of Toronto, she works with hundreds of students, faculty and staff on campus to improve the community’s campus experience.  Julia holds an MBA from the University of Fredericton in Global Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Western University. Julia is also the Secretary of the Council on Student Services and the Co-Chair of the Student Life Professionals community of practice at the University of Toronto.  She has presented her work at various higher education conferences across North America, and is currently writing a book about the application of design thinking in student affairs. Outside of her work, Julia is a single mom to 6-year-old twins Joshua and Victoria who are in first grade.

 

Registration

CACUSS member: $39 + tax
Non-Member: $79 + tax
This webinar will take place in Adobe Connect. Upon registration, you will receive login information.
If you have questions, please e-mail contact@cacuss.ca.

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