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:

The University of Toronto produces highly skilled graduates, groundbreaking research and game-changing innovation. U of T provides Ontario with the knowledge, ideas and talent to compete in the global economy.

How can every region in Ontario prosper, grow and contribute to the province's global competitiveness? That was the quion debated at a series of forums co-sponsored by the University of Toronto and the Ontario Chamber of commerce this past fall.

On May 17th, 2019, Ontario’s government launched an expert panel and consultation on intellectual property to help protect made-in-Ontario ideas, maximize commercialization opportunities, and create jobs and economic growth.

We wanted to share with you the University of Toronto’s Low-Carbon Action Plan, aimed at reducing the University of Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent below 1990 levels by year 2030.


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