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“Toronto is its own kind of urban laboratory – it’s incredibly diverse – and so using those skills you are learning in school and then applying them in practice was a superbly valuable experience.”

city planner, urban studies alumnus



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U of T named one of world's top public universities, best in Canada by influential global ranking

Great news for the 15,000 new students gearing up to start classes here this fall: an influential international ranking has once again placed University of Toronto among the best in the world.

Today’s report by the independent Shanghai Ranking Consultancy — known as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)  — is the second of the major rankings to be released this summer.

Majestic 3,000-year-old female statue uncovered in Turkey: excavation led by U of T archaeologists

The remains of a majestic female statue uncovered at the archaeological site of Tayinat in Turkey may challenge our understanding of the public role of women in the ancient world.

Excavations led by University of Toronto archaeologists in southeast Turkey near the Syrian border have unearthed a beautifully carved head and upper torso of an unknown female figure. The remnants are largely intact, although the face and chest appear to have been intentionally – possibly ritually – defaced in antiquity.

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Abigail Friendly uses city-building know-how to connect São Paulo and Toronto

Cities around the world are growing bigger and taller faster than ever before. By 2050 the United Nations estimates, 6.3 billion people – or 67 per cent of the world’s population –  will be living in urban centres.

So how do we ensure that cities still reflect and accommodate their residents as they continue to grow?

U of T alumna Abigail Friendly looks at the different ways cities are doing just that – with a focus on Toronto and Brazil.


“Coming into U of T with an economics mindset and leaving with a sociology, political science and economics background changed my life. They all tackle global poverty, aid and development, but from very different schools of thought."

Shawn Ahmed

Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Hons.) 2005, Trinity College


The college system

All students within the Faculty of Arts & Science on the downtown Toronto (St. George) campus are affiliated with one of seven colleges. These colleges have deep roots in the history of the University of Toronto; the college system dates back to the earliest days of the university and remains one of its distinctive features. The colleges are a home base for their students and provide the advantages of a closer-knit community experience within a large research university.