Johanna Pokorny - University of Toronto
Kaitlyn Corlett - University of Toronto - The Innovation Hub
Universities increasingly recognize the importance of fostering equity-informed student consultation in higher education and have made commitments to support student mental health through programming and services. A key part of assessing the efficacy of supports is gathering feedback through student consultation. What makes student consultation meaningful and engaging for students so that they feel heard and included in the design and change at their universities? The Innovation Hub is a student-led initiative at the University of Toronto that uses design thinking for student consultation and supporting assessment at the University of Toronto. This presentation will focus on equity-based frameworks and how ‘listening, learning and inspiring’ with students can begin a process of co-creating future possibilities in the design of mental health services and programs for students. Participants will learn about new approaches to support students and collaborate on how these values can come to life in their unique contexts.