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Explore problems in a Discovery Lab

Discovery Labs is a new initiative where students, community members and a host organization identify problems and opportunity spaces based on a different these. 

GreenHouse holds one to two Discovery Labs per term with a different workplace partner. During the Discovery Lab, you identify opportunities for innovation based on the theme for the lab and we teach you skills in ethical design to address them. 

Previous Discovery Labs themes include: 

  • In partnership with KidsAbility, the youth accessibility lab focused on pressing issues with assistive devices and accessibility for youth with cognitive or physical special needs. 
  • In partnership with the Waterloo-Wellington Canadian Mental Health Association and the Local Health Integration Network, the mental wellness lab focused on finding opportunities for innovation to improve mental wellness in our community. 
  • Hack4Health, a collaboration between many partners which focused on finding new ways to improve quality of life for those living with MS and dementia. 

Upcoming Labs

Mental Wellness Discovery Lab

Save the date! On January 31st from 4-6PM we invite you to participate in the Discovery Lab on Campus Mental Wellness hosted by GreenHouse and St. Paul’s University College Residence Life.

As a participant you will learn about the campus mental wellness system from a variety of stakeholder perspectives and will begin identifying opportunities for innovation in this space. 

Register for the lab here!



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