Brain drain: Brexit and Trump have top-notch academics fleeing – and Canadian schools stand to gain


U of T President Meric Gertler is quoted in a National Post story about how institutions believe last year’s Brexit vote in the U.K. is prompting “stellar” academics to ask for jobs here.

“The level of interest from outside of the country is probably unprecedented,” said President Gertler. “It is across many different disciplines and across the demographic spectrum: post-docs and junior faculty right through to mid-career, to truly established stars who want to move here.”