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The University of Toronto is mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, who visited the university on numerous occasions. Flags on all three U of T campuses are being lowered to half-mast in memory of the Queen, who died Thursday at Bal… Read More

Canada must step up its support of R&D in science and technology if the country’s innovation economy is to remain competitive globally. That was the key message of a Globe and Mail op-ed by University of Toronto President Meric Gertler and Alan Bernstein, preside… Read More

Canada is a world leader in life sciences research and innovation, but more investment is needed to spur the commercialization of made-in-Canada discoveries, according to the University of Toronto’s Leah Cowen. In a Globe and Mail op-ed, Cowen, U of T’s vice-president, research an… Read More

The latest subject ranking by the independent ShanghaiRanking Consultancy placed U of T in the top 10 globally in eight subjects: sociology (4th); medical technology (6th); psychology (7th); pharmacy and pharmaceutical science (8th); education (10th); finance (10th); public health (10th); and s… Read More

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

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.

Back to School

As the University of Toronto prepares for its biggest-ever back-to-school season, President Meric Gertler welcomed students, faculty, staff and librarians to the university’s three campuses.

“Many of you will be here in person for the first time,” the president said in a video message. “It’s a perfect opportunity to experience the diversity, energy and creativity on our three campuses, and to enjoy life in this amazing metropolitan region.”