Chrystia Chudczak


I am uOttawa's Chief Design Officer. I support uOttawa innovation across operations, faculties &disciplines. I use human-centric design tools and techniques to creatively solve problems &prototype solutions. I work with students, professors, administrators, staff, partners, stakeholders,alumni, funders and the public to elevate the experience of learning, working, and playing at theUniversity of Ottawa and in Canada's National Capital innovation ecosystem.

I hold an MBA & BA (Visual Arts) from the University of Ottawa.  Also, I hold an MPA & Honours BA (Soviet & East European Studies) from Carleton University.  I am a certified LEGO Serious Play facilitator. 

I have worked in the Government of Canada in seven different departments, including three central agencies.  From 2015-2018, I ran the Innovation, Science & Economic Development (ISED)'s Innovation Lab, which used human centric design to solve problems in policy, programs and regulatory areas across the Govenment of Canada.