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Student mental health task force issues report and recommendations
After months of consultations with students, faculty and staff, an independent task force on student mental health at the University of Toronto is calling for... Read more
University-business partnerships develop inclusive career paths
This past fall, the Business Council of Canada released A Better Future for Canadians, the results of the Business Council’s Task Force on Canada’s Economic... Read more
Powering Ontario's Regional Economies: How universities can help
How can every region in Ontario prosper, grow and contribute to the province’s global competitiveness? That was the question debated at a series of forums... Read more
On January 14, 2020, Andrew Thomson, Chief of Government Relations; Christine Burke, Director, Campus & Facilities Planning, and Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships, spoke to City of Toronto councillors about building the city together. The discussion was part of the mandate of the Government Relations Office (GRO) 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.