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:

U of T’s submission to the Standing Committee on Science and Research articulates how the university advances Canada’s success in key economic sectors as well as overall prosperity. The submission responds to the Committee’s study on the distribution of federal government funding among...

A new survey from the School of Graduate Studies finds that a growing share of PhD graduates are working in the private sector. This report identifies the industries in which U of T’s PhD graduates are working, and summarizes the career outcomes of 16,014 PhD students who graduated between 200...

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...

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