17 faculty members recognized with President’s Impact Award 

A record 17 University of Toronto faculty members are being recognized with the President’s Impact Award for the significant impact of their research across Canada and beyond.

Ajay Agrawal of the Rotman School of Management, George Dei of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Ito Peng of the Faculty of Arts & Science and Yu Sun of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering are each receiving individual awards.

A team award, meanwhile, recognizes 13 leaders of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Arts & Science, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, many of whom also hold appointments across U of T's hospital partner network at Baycrest Health Sciences Centre, Hospital for Sick Children, Sinai Health System, Unity Health, University Health Network and Women’s College Hospital. They are: Upton Allen, Karen Born, Adalsteinn Brown, Peter Jüni, Linda Mah, Andrew Morris, Kumar Murty, Fahad Razak, Paula Rochon, Beate Sander, Brian Schwartz, Nathan Stall and Robert Steiner.

Each winner is designated a member of the President’s Impact Academy, which advocates for sustained excellence in research and innovation impact within and outside the university.

“These awards represent how U of T’s research community is coming together tackle some of today’s toughest problems and making breakthroughs that result in real-world change,” says Leah Cowen, U of T’s vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives. 

“From global issues to micro-scale innovations, this year’s laureates have shown themselves to be visionaries in their respective fields and consummate collaborators – working with scholars across disciplines and partnering with community members, public stakeholders, industry leaders and policymakers to address our current challenges and drive progress toward a brighter future.” 

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