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Contributing to a healthy Canada

Supporting strong + sustainable communities

Ontario’s energy and EV transition were in focus during a recent visit to campus by MPP Andrew Dowie, previously a Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and a meeting with Climate Positive Energy (CPE) and Professor Chris Yip, Dean of the Faculty … Read More

With the relaunch of the $3-million International Student Experience Fund, international students to enjoy expanded supports across the university’s three campuses From left to right: Sapolnach Prompiengchai, Laura Ramos Barbosa, Mahmoud Rashid and Juliana Rivas Torrente (photo of Ma… Read More

Posted on March 12, 2024 Categories: Faculty, Research, Tanya Sharpe The impact of The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB) was in focus during an event marking Black History Month and attended by researchers, students, and Michael Tibollo, Ontario… Read More

Please see President Meric Gertler’s response to a letter sent recently to Canadian universities from several Members of Parliament. Read More

The University of Toronto (U of T) has joined fellow members of the Coalition for Canadian Research who are calling on the federal government to invest in Canada’s research ecosystem in this spring’s upcoming budget.   The Coalition is urging all Canadians to add their voice to this ca… Read More

The U of T ecosystem and the talent and networks in the GTA region are a resource to help startups thrive and scale, a forum on the topic heard this month.  “U of T is inarguably a startup creation engine in Ontario. Over the past decade, U of T researchers, clinicians, and students have laun… 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.

Accelerating emissions reductions

The University of Toronto is accelerating efforts to decarbonize its St. George campus through a massive, $138-million infrastructure project that will cut emissions in half within three years. Project Leap will begin phasing out natural gas in favour of electricity in the campus’s central steam plant and carry out deep energy retrofits to some of the most energy-intensive buildings. Kickstarted with more than $50 million in Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) financing, the public-private sustainability project is among the largest in the higher-education sector. It will speed up the university’s efforts to make the St. George campus climate-positive, reducing more greenhouse gases than it emits, ahead of an original 2050 goal.