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This innovative program teaches students design thinking skills to enhance business success, positively impact society and manage organizational change. Emphasis is placed on teaching complex problem finding, framing and solving to create sustainable futures. Students work on leading innovation with people from a diverse range of backgrounds including entrepreneurs, social scientists, artists, designers and engineers.
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Trevor Bell
Trevor Bell

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Trevor Bell

“Trevor is a product designer and futurist who strives ask dangerous questions, and plan for an inclusive and accessible future. ”

Justine De Ridder
Justine De Ridder

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Justine De Ridder

“My co-authored research project explores knowledge sharing in organizations through a foresight and systems lens and proposes strategic recommendations to enable a culture of learning. ”

Alejandra Farías
Alejandra Farías

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Alejandra Farías

“As a designer turned strategist with a passion for sustainability, my research project, was not only an academic endeavour, but also a passion project of mine. Motivated by the broad respect and love for the planet and its animals, human and... More

Laurissa Barnes-Roberts
Laurissa Barnes-Roberts

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Laurissa Barnes-Roberts

“I’m a socially-minded professional who enjoys exploring complex problems through foresight, systemic thinking and a passion for inclusion. For my final research project, I use a systemic lens to explore power and maltreatment in Canadian sports. ”

Alexis Tennent
Alexis Tennent

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Alexis Tennent

“A recent survey revealed that most people do not think about the far future. Most respondents rarely or never thought 30 years into the future, and about 27% rarely or never think even five years ahead (Institute for the Future, 2017). This has... More

Amy Morrell
Amy Morrell

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Amy Morrell

“*Simplify the complex to make space for possibility* - this has been my approach to the work I do and in leading teams to success for the past 20+ years. It is an approach enabled by an inclusive mindset, steeped in learning and creativity,... More

Ali Milad
Ali Milad

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Ali Milad

Danielle Lim
Danielle Lim

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Danielle Lim

Martha Chomyn
Martha Chomyn

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Martha Chomyn

Carly Benson
Carly Benson

View Medal Winners

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Carly Benson

Miranda Honasan
Miranda Honasan

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Miranda Honasan

Puja Prakash
Puja Prakash

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Puja Prakash

Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2021/2022!