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The Institutional Strategic Initiatives portfolio increases the University of Toronto’s capacity to support large-scale, high-impact interdisciplinary research.

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The Institutional Strategic Initiatives portfolio advances the University of Toronto’s capacity to conduct high-impact interdisciplinary research that transforms lives.

Global issues such as inequality, climate change and infectious diseases are some of humanity’s grand challenges. They demand creative and innovative answers, a cross-disciplinary approach to address barriers and the scale of problems before us and can translate cutting-edge discovery into societal solutions.

As Canada’s top university and a global Top 20 institution, the University of Toronto is uniquely positioned to lead life-changing research and innovation.  The Institutional Strategic Initiatives portfolio streamlines the process of building, growing and maintaining collaborations across disciplines. We enhance partnerships with external industry, community and philanthropic partners.

Drawing on the University’s deep research excellence, innovation and talent, the University’s strategic initiatives will ignite groundbreaking research that will create a better future for the generations to come.

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Medicine by Design-funded researchers develop cell injection technique that could help reverse vision loss

University Professor Molly Shoichet. (Photo by Neil Ta) Story from: By Tyler Irving|August 19th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: cell therapy, cycle 2, Molly Shoichet, team projects, vision Through research partially funded […]

How Do Cities Manage Change? Experts Size Up Contemporary Challenges in Municipal Governance

Photo credit: Nick Iwanyshyn Article from: The pace of change in cities—technological, social, economic—seems to speed up day by day, posing challenges to municipal government structures established in different […]

Medicine by Design launches Translation Talks

Article from By Ann Perry|June 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: commercialization, events, Summer by Design, Translation Talks Translation Talks is a weekly webinar series for trainees that will cover key concepts […]

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