In holiday message, President Meric Gertler celebrates community's work on sustainability

‘Your scholarship, innovation and leadership are making a huge difference'

In his annual holiday message released today, University of Toronto President Meric Gertler celebrates the work of students, faculty, librarians, staff and alumni to build a “sustainable, equitable and inclusive” future – across the three campuses and around the world.

“We’re partnering with remote communities to track and fight climate change, we’re creating clean energy solutions, remediating pollution – and so much more,” he says in the video, noting that QS Top Universities recently ranked U of T first in the world for sustainability, “recognizing our ability to tackle the world’s greatest environmental, social and governance challenges.”

In a year marked by deeply upsetting global events, the president also calls on members of the community to build bridges, foster mutual respect and understanding, and advance the search for peace.

“And during the upcoming break, let’s take time to rest and recharge with family and friends,” the president says.

“I wish you all the best in the year to come.”

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