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Contributing to a healthy Canada

Supporting strong + sustainable communities

The Government Relations Office is providing guidance for electoral candidates and the university community for the upcoming 2022 provincial election. These guidelines will facilitate engagement of students in the electoral process and main… Read More

Canadian universities and colleges that signed the historic Scarborough Charter are looking at ways to support Black flourishing across Canada. “The opportunity to flourish, thrive and to be successful is very much tied into the success of our institutions,” says Wisdom Tette… Read More

A new medical academy at the University of Toronto Scarborough will fill a critical need by training the next generation of health-care professionals in the eastern Greater Toronto Area. The Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH) will be a partnership with U of T’s Temerty … Read More

The University of Toronto and Moderna, Inc. – known for its mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine – plan to work together to develop new tools to prevent and treat infectious diseases. Guided by a partnership framework agreement, the U.S. biotechnology firm will collaborate with U of T researchers who ar… Read More

New investments in the Toronto High Containment Facility will help train the health-care workforce of tomorrow, enhance the life sciences ecosystem in Ontario and protect the health care of all. Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus the importance of strong domestic industrial capabilities needed to respond to public health crises. This includes the capacity to enable talent development, support life science scaleups, and accelerate the translation of academic research into advanced … 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.