University of Toronto

Office of the
President

From the President…

President’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Toronto and to our online community. This webspace gives you an overview of the university’s three campuses – St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough – and articulates many of the reasons why U of T is justly renowned nationally and internationally. There are stories about our nation-leading research enterprise, our remarkable students, and dedicated staff; there are stories about our colleges, federated Universities, libraries, clubs, and classes; there are stories about our schools, centres, and institutes; there are stories about our alumni. And that just scratches the surface.

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is very much like the Toronto region itself: it is a large, multicultural community with a huge number of opportunities and resources. Like Toronto, it is organized around neighbourhoods, where smaller gatherings of people come together to learn and think and work.

In our knowledge-based age, higher education and advanced research are essential to our collective prosperity and quality of life. Working with members of our constituencies and communities, U of T strives to make far-reaching and positive differences in the world – through the education of our students and through our pioneering research. These efforts have led to amazing stories, many of which are told in this webspace. I invite you to take a few minutes and browse through the remarkable array of information available here.

On behalf of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends I hope you enjoy and benefit from your visit to the University, whether it is through this website or in person.

Meric Gertler
President