Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s top university with a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and resolve of its faculty, students, alumni and supporters.
We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, bringing together top minds from every conceivable background and discipline to collaborate on the world’s most pressing challenges.
Our community is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and progress, creating knowledge and solutions that make a tangible difference around the globe. And we prepare our students for success through an outstanding global education rooted in excellence, inclusion and close-knit learning communities.
The ideas, innovations and contributions of more than 640,000 graduates advance U of T’s impact on communities across the globe.
Together, we continue to defy gravity by taking on what might seem unattainable today and generating the ideas and talent needed to build a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.
Meet U of T’s Senior Leadership
The Governing Council, established by the University of Toronto Act, 1971, oversees the academic, business and student affairs of the University. Together with the Chancellor, President and senior administration, the Council represents the University’s vision, mission and purpose both locally and globally.