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Transformative Education

Meet U of T's Rhodes Scholars

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The University of Toronto consistently ranks among the top 20 universities in the world and leads Canadian universities in international rankings.

By fostering small-group learning opportunities, championing experiential learning, increasing research opportunities for undergraduates and expanding international experiences available, U of T’s graduates are able to contribute to the economic, social and political success of Toronto, the province, Canada and the world.

Not only that, U of T has led a fundamental transformation of teaching and learning for all grade levels. Through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) – the largest and most research-intensive faculty of education in Canada, and one of the largest in North America – education research is brought to life by the thousands of teachers, researchers, professionals, policy makers, leaders and influencers worldwide. U of T is a leader in teacher education, continuing and professional learning, and education research, opening doors for individuals, communities and for society.

University of Toronto: Flying Drones

Our Impact, Our Experts

Professor Alissa TrotzWomen and Gender Studies Institute

What's your approach to teaching?

I think of my responsibility as a teacher is facilitating students to fully recognise their own capacities. I'm less interested in telling students what they think they need to know. So much more interactive learning takes place in an environment in which excitement and curiosity are nurtured. Part of my task is to teach students to go beyond what I can offer them, to encourage them to extend themselves in new directions, ultimately, I suppose, to outgrow me!

U of T's graduates contribute to the economic, social and political success of Toronto, the province, Canada and the world.