Culture + Community

New technology is changing how we live, work, and interact with each other. The choices we make now will determine whether all communities will have access to healthy food, affordable housing, and an excellent and accessible education. On its three campuses, the University of Toronto encourages dialogue about how to create strong and sustainable communities where each member feels valued and respected.

Our professors and students in the humanities and social sciences address the challenges faced by Canada, from understanding and advancing indigenous reconciliation to negotiating international trade agreements. We also regularly invite and host visits from political representatives at all levels of government to share experience and help solve public policy challenges.

(Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, lays a wreath during the University of Toronto Service of Remembrance at the foot of the Soldiers’ Tower, November 9, 2018. Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn)

Canada Research Chairs improving health, work, and newcomer wellbeing

Marzyeh Ghassemi is one of 56 University of Toronto faculty members awarded new Canada Research Chairs, or whose chairs were...

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U of T hosts Prime Minister Trudeau, Ukrainian president for global conference

U of T President Meric Gertler greeted dignitaries, which included recently elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign...

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Scott Mabury on U of T’s ambitious building plans

Scott Mabury has added a new portfolio – real estate partnerships – to his senior leadership role as vice-president, operations at...

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An ancient Tamil epic is given new life at UTSC

At U of T Scarborough’s first Tamil Heritage Month celebration earlier this year, 18 performers made history by illustrating parts...

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U of T backs federal government plan for equity, diversity, inclusion in higher education

The University of Toronto has expressed its support for a new federal government initiative that aims to bolster efforts by...

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Geoffrey Hinton honoured as regional city builder

The Toronto Region Board of Trade is awarding U of T University Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hinton its Toronto Region Builder...

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StudentDwellTO: U of T, Toronto universities’ student housing initiative

Researchers at the University of Toronto, Ryerson, OCAD and York are beginning to understand just how large and complex the...

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U of T building to create university, city gateway

A proposed new University of Toronto building at 90 Queen’s Park Crescent will bring together academic and public spaces to...

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