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The University of Toronto will receive $56 million in financing from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) to accelerate the university’s plans to achieve a climate positive campus. Read More

Wet lab space is a critical missing piece in the GTA life sciences ecosystem and will need to increase if the full potential of public and private investments in the sector is to be realized.   That is the conclusion of a new report from Toronto Global that compares the availability of wet… Read More

After a month at the University of Toronto, Kateryna Luchka wants to know what to expect upon returning to her hometown of Pryluky, Ukraine – a region she described as “very dangerous” given the ongoing Russian invasion of her country. So, she put the question Ukraine President Volod… Read More

Diplomats, potential funding partners, faculty and academic leaders from African universities and the University of Toronto gathered recently to discuss ideas on co-creating and advancing partnerships that address urgent global priorities.   The historic two-day event, held at the U of T Scar… Read More

A biomedical firm whose drug discovery platform is used by 16 of top 20 pharmaceutical companies. A quantum computing startup whose machine recently outperformed the world’s most powerful supercomputers. A genomics company whose cloud-based software enabled better data-sharing and analysis during … Read More

The inaugural cohort of a University of Toronto program to support Black entrepreneurs was introduced last week at an in-person event on the St. George campus. The kick-off event – hosted by the Black Founders Network (BFN) and U of T Entrepreneurship – welcomed 11 early-stag… Read More

About Government Relations at U of T

The mandate of the Government Relations Office (GRO) is to advance policies and positions that align with the mission of the University of Toronto and support the efforts of government to develop sound public policy. GRO is organized in three units: Government Relations and Public Policy, University Relations, and Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Initiatives. Our goal is to ensure that governments recognize, enable, and publicly articulate the unique role played by the University of Toronto in civic, provincial, and national capacity-building.

Defy Gravity

In a world searching for positive change, we have a rare opportunity to rebuild in a more inclusive and responsible way. Deeply rooted in one of the world’s most diverse city regions, U of T brings a comprehensive approach to solving complex social, economic, and health issues at scale. Our unrivalled commitment to excellence, inclusion, and removing barriers to higher education opens up worlds of opportunity for students.