Jessica Thornton

Collaborator

Jessica is a collaborator at BII+E who uses creative problem solving around human-centred design, strategic foresight, and design research methods to advance innovation policy. Formerly at BII+E, she was responsible for leading several major projects, including Employment in 2030 and Digitally Lit. Previously, Jessica led user research as part of the Impact of Tech on Ontario’s Workforce Project, as well as BII+E’s engagement in various education related projects such as Basecamp, SHAD at Ryerson, ZerotoStartup, and YRDSB Climate Hack2Action.

Before BII+E, Jessica spent nearly a decade in the not-for-profit sector, in a range of roles, tackling issues such as housing affordability, transportation accessibility, and sustainable food system development.

Jessica holds an Honours BA in Anthropology and Equity Studies from the University of Toronto, a certificate in food security from Ryerson University, and a diploma in Fundraising and Volunteer Management from George Brown College. Jessica recently completed a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University, exploring the futures of public engagement.

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Dec 13, 2021

Ces rapports vous aideront à mieux comprendre les défis régionaux du marché du travail et présentent des recommandations sur le marché du travail (IMT) soit davantage axée sur les travailleurs.
L’emploi en 2030 : Ateliers de mise en pratique de la recherche

Dec 13, 2021

These reports will help you gain insight into regional labour market challenges and recommendations for more worker-centric Labour Market Information (LMI).
Employment in 2030 Action Labs

Jul 21, 2021

From virtual forest bathing to digital makerspaces — designing an effective virtual prototyping workshop takes creativity and flexibility. Here are the principles that guided us during the pandemic.
What we learned from pivoting to virtual prototyping workshops

Feb 10, 2021

From wildfires to flooding, the effects of the global climate crisis are accelerating fast — as are attempts to kickstart the growth of the green economy
An illustration of 2 different climates, one with windmills to showcase new environmental tech
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