Supporting prosperity and economic growth

Contributing to a healthy Canada

Supporting strong + sustainable communities

The University of Toronto is Canada’s largest and most highly ranked university. It hosts over 97,000 students and employs more than 24,000 faculty, staff, and researchers. With an operating budget of $3.36B annually and over $1.4B in research revenue, the University is unique in its combination o… Read More

Buildings and transportation account for more than half of carbon emissions in Ontario. Investment in greening this infrastructure is one of the most effective ways to reach Canada’s net-zero emissions by 2050 target.  Yet the positive returns for capital projects may be measured over decades… Read More

A new initiative in the life sciences, with membership from Ontario universities, the health care sector and industry, has been developed to harness the collective power of Ontario’s growing life sciences ecosystem.   The Ontario Life Sciences Collaborative launched a report this week (May 15… Read More

To mark the start of Mental Health Week, Inlight hosted their much-anticipated launch event at Massey College on May 1st – a venue that has been convening the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers for 60-years. Read More

The Faculty of Dentistry’s commitment to access to dental services for all populations can help support the new Canadian Dental Care Plan, said Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen last week during a visit to the Faculty’s dental clinics.   The visit followed th… Read More

Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Vic Fedeli, met startups participating in this year’s True Blue Expo, which showcases the university’s homegrown entrepreneurs. 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.