Our Advocacy

The University of Toronto Government Relations Office advocates for the University with local, provincial and federal governments. We partner with community and industry groups in many areas, from employment and productivity, to urban policy.

The Government Relations Office has submitted, contributed, or convened stakeholders to produce the following key documents and position papers:

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

In fields such as life sciences, artificial intelligence, fintech and agriculture, U of T-linked companies are translating research into new products for global markets and promoting economic growth and job creation. Founders identified three elements as critical to their success: talent networks, r...

The Toronto Academic Health Science Network is core to Canada’s competitiveness in the life sciences sector. The network brings together the University of Toronto (U of T) – Canada’s top ranked research university – with 14 globally recognized academic hospitals throughout the Greater Toront...

Together, with public and industry partners, we develop disease-fighting therapies in North America’s greenest life science labs and pursue solutions for diabetes in Canada’s largest community hospital system.

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