The Institutional Strategic Initiatives portfolio increases the University of Toronto’s capacity to support large-scale, high-impact interdisciplinary research.
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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Team PRiME@UoFT will be running/walking in the #MarathonofHope on Sept 19th!! Links to join our team or sponsor us for this virtual event: https://t.co/6xN95TbVAg
"Many hundreds of predictive tools were developed [to fight COVID-19]. None of them made a real difference, and some were potentially harmful."
Why weren't AI tools impactful in the fight against the pandemic?
https://t.co/sWxknmELqz @techreview @turinginst
#MedicinebyDesign's Executive Director @michael_sefton receives a $430,000 grant from @JDRF_Canada to continue studying a method of transplanting insulin-secreting cells to treat diabetes without injection. Read more: https://t.co/oioD8ukTWM #BeyondInsulin #Insulin100
Interested in @workingatuoft? We're hiring! Join #TorontoSRI as Research & Communications Specialist. Closing date is August 4, 2021. https://t.co/r8YUIMEg0Y
Regulation vs. no regulation of tech is "a false dichotomy," writes @StanfordCyber's @MarietjeSchaake in the @FinancialTimes. "It's time the debate about regulating technology reached a more sophisticated and substantial level."
An app on your phone is asking for permission to access your location. What do you do?
#TorontoSRI Research Leads Lisa Austin (@UTLaw) and David Lie (@eceuoft) conducted a new study on why we grant or deny app requests. #UofT
Episode 7 of the "Healthy #Cities in the SDG Era" podcast series – 'Zero Hunger' - feat. Dr. Valerie Tarasuk and Allison Daniel, with host @ed4socialchange, focuses on the impacts that hunger & #FoodInsecurity have both in #Canada, and globally.
Listen at: https://t.co/mBisUSfP0Q
“Authoritarians hold their regimes together using the glue of fear & lies, and they use technology to increase the threat they pose to citizens'...personal #Privacy. We must prevent the possibility that there will be nowhere in the world safe from menace.”
You may not know @citizenlab
researcher @jsrailton. But you should.
"For many #Cities with #Sustainable and circular ambitions, knowing where to start can be the biggest barrier."
#Prague leads the charge in shaping a local #CircularEconomy. Read more at the link below.
Interested in @workingatuoft? We're hiring! Join #TorontoSRI to provide administrative assistant support to the Institute and Director @ghadfield. Closing date is August 8, 2021. https://t.co/ur0mKxOHkt #UofT #CdnPSE
🗣 CDHI is excited to announce the success of the Technical Skills Outreach Project funded collaboratively with the Chief Librarian Innovation Grant! Click for more details: https://t.co/TqRt0TDyQm
#digitalhumanities #Training #Call #Workshop
Call for applications: @uoftlibraries, in partnership with @UofTDHN & @UofTInfoFaculty are offering a virtual 2-day Carpentries Instructor Training #workshop on the pedagogy of teaching basic coding & data science skills to novice learners. Apply by Aug 8: https://t.co/r0bDNvebq1
Do you remember when you joined Twitter? We do! So thrilled to see our community grow in the last couple of years. #MyTwitterAnniversary
"Political scientist Dr. Robert Muggah explores the effects of the coronavirus #Pandemic and national lockdowns, using #Data from Nasa, Transport for London, Johns Hopkins University and more." via @BBCWorld
We're hiring! We're looking for a new scientific manager to join the team at #MedicinebyDesign. Apply or pass on to anyone who may be interested: https://t.co/IQqoFu6Ev0.
The new #InfrastructureInstitute at the #SofC is looking for an #Infrastructure Fellow to undertake primary #research on a topic of their choosing.
Application review begins Aug. 15, until filled.
Details at https://t.co/LWfrJd31i5
#UrbanPlanning #Fellowship #UofT #UTM #UTSC
Great news for both the cell and gene therapy industry and patients. Congratulations @CCRM_ca and @CellCAN_Network 🙌
CCRM and @CellCAN_Network have partnered to launch a much-needed training institute. #CATTI will build a workforce able to operate under #GMP conditions to meet the needs of the #CGT industry and future #biomanufacturing demands https://t.co/m5ZWxelwnO
Check out @hiddenflorence Project!
An app that enables users to navigate Florence toggling between a modern & a superbly detailed sixteenth-century map
More here: https://t.co/yRD7PaVTzi
(images taken from HF website)
#digitalhumanities #italy #apps #renaissance #history
For machine learning models to be robust and up to date, we must constantly update the data they use. @JacobSteinhardt and @hlntnr explore in @BrookingsInst. https://t.co/Z8KSO0cB0j
Join the @UofG_SES & @LMTozer tomorrow, July 28, at 3 PM (EDT) for "Climate Action in #Cities" - to learn how cities are tackling the #ClimateCrisis to reach carbon neutrality & increase resiliency to #Climate change impacts.
Learn more & RSVP at https://t.co/JcoWAIvq0F
Check out this project!
Canada Declassified is a digital repository of government records declassified under the Canadian Access to Information Act.
Visit their website here: https://t.co/pNHNLDIhBK
#Canada #20thcentury #ColdWar #digitalhumanities #Omeka @CADeclassified
Are you a #PostDoctoral researcher with a passion to address #Urban Inequality, #Transportation Technology & Services, #Climate Change & Health, & #Designing for Disruption?
Apply to be a fellow at the #Mobility Lab at #SofC!
Detailed #Job description at
A great opportunity for trainees in the #MedicinebyDesign community. #HCA2021DevPed
We’ve extended the deadline for poster abstracts for the HCA Developmental and Pediatric Cell Atlas meeting until Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 5:00 pm EDT. Please submit your poster abstracts in the next two days via the registration site at https://t.co/mExVOAxQzw
Maryam Faiz @UofTSurgery became excited about a career in research during her post-doc, when the "feeling of unmitigated possibility really left a mark." Now, she studies reprogramming cells for brain repair. Read her #PeopleofMedicinebyDesign profile: https://t.co/X3wn0o6Pzy.
New: #TorontoSRI Faculty Affiliate @LauraCRosella and collaborators are using a machine learning model to predict incidence of type 2 diabetes and analyze factors influencing people's risk level for the disease.
Read more at @UofTNews: https://t.co/mFNwlgN66O
🔍Profile of #TorontoSRI Faculty Affiliate @prof_lyons on page 12 of the @UofTInfoFaculty magazine! Lyons gives her personal perspective on the effects of COVID-19 during her time serving as Dean’s Advisor on Pandemic Planning and Response.
Read it here: https://t.co/jXHN1ulKRf
Over the past 2 weeks, @UofTPRiME & @MbD_UofT hosted the Cell & Gene Therapies Innovation Showcase, featuring renowned researchers from #UofT & its affiliated hospitals, industry leaders & exceptional trainees. Read the event recap & watch the videos here: https://t.co/iktkvkWmYj
Join the next session on Monday! https://t.co/ZU05YccYhV
Thinking about your next career move? #MedicinebyDesign trainees are invited to join the next Careers by Design workshop, led by @NanaLee03, Telling your story through your interview, cover letter and CV. Learn more: https://t.co/ZU05YccYhV
An innovation that will transform the future of medicine: "DeepMind's new database provides predictions for more than double the number of known protein structures to date."
Our Cell and Gene Therapies Innovation Showcase, co-hosted with @MbD_UofT, featured leaders from academia & industry, as well as trainees, from our local ecosystem. Read & watch about novel strategies and enabling technologies poised to advance the field: https://t.co/TCIicYb9kq
The Juba Project explores minstrelsy from a historical & dramaturgical perspective
named after early minstrelsy's most famous & most unusual early practitioner, explores the phenomenon both from a historical & a dramaturgical perspective
New work from #TorontoSRI Faculty Fellow @nsrg_shah and collaborators. A thread below! 🧵
The paper: https://t.co/SJfMSEhCuw
With ranked-choice voting getting increasingly popular, have you wondered about the best way to combine ranked ballots and choose the winner of an election?
Check out our FOCS-20 paper with @Gk4Tz and Daniel Halpern in Highlights Beyond EC session in #EC2021 at 3pm ET today.
“Perhaps we should start thinking about the 15 minute city…as a place where streets themselves are commonly regarded as places where people can gather and enjoy themselves”
Read Alan Ehrenhalt’s article @GOVERNING on the rebirth of 15 minute #Cities.
Thank you to speakers from #UofT, @aspectbiosys and @Excellthera at Day 2 of the Cell & Gene Therapies Innovations Showcase. Thanks for sharing your inspiring enabling technologies with the @MbD_UofT and @UofTPRiME communities.
#MedicinebyDesign is a proud sponsor of the HCA Developmental and Pediatric Cell Atlas Meeting. Learn more and register: ➡️https://t.co/TfkS66ydI1.
Only five weeks until the August 25 - 27th HCA Developmental and Pediatric Cell Atlas Meeting #HCA2021DevPed . Register at https://t.co/mExVOAxQzw
Getting started with @ShanaOKelley @UofTPRiME at the Cell & Gene Therapies Innovations Showcase today, focusing on enabling technologies. Hosted by @MbD_UofT and @UofTPRiME.
"Privacy is not free," writes @avicgoldfarb on the #TorontoSRI blog.
While protecting privacy is key, there are also costs associated. Could privacy regulations further solidify the dominant market positions of big players like Google?
"#Summer just started in the Northern Hemisphere, but #Cities everywhere have already been impacted by unprecedented extreme heat and must plan for heat #Resilience now..."
ICYMI: Watch the talks from Day 1 of the Cell & Gene Therapies Innovations Showcase, which hosted speakers from #UofT, @UHN, @panCELLaInc and more! https://t.co/F35N6LcwXO
Join Day 2 of the Cell & Gene Therapies Innovations Showcase tomorrow at 1 p.m., focusing on enabling technologies. Featuring speakers from #UofT,@Excellthera & @aspectbiosys. Read more & register: https://t.co/igfIF4WcTI
Check out the Kiinawin Kawindomowin Story Nations Project!
(Images taken from KKWSN website and Manitou Mounds website)
#DigitalHumanities #Indigenous #Canada #history #decolonization #religion