Research and Innovation

Research & Innovation


The University of Toronto is a leader in research and innovation, with significant impact both locally and globally. Our outstanding research scholars are committed to understanding and solving the challenges that face us today - and look forward to what is possible for the future.

LATEST RESEARCH & INNOVATION NEWS

Stand up in a canoe and you’ll probably find yourself in the water before too long. Jump up and down on the upper edges of the sides of the canoe, and you’ll likely end up in the drink as well. But get the balance right and you’ll be able to move yourself along by as much as one metre per second, according to a study published in Physical Review Fluids examining gunwale bobbing.

With coral reefs imperiled by climate change, coral refugia – reefs in habitats that are protected from environmental stressors – may hold the key

Soil-dwelling nematodes depend on their sophisticated sense of smell for survival, able to distinguish between more than a thousand different scent

FEATURED RESEARCHERS

Daniel De Carvalho

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Daniel De Carvalho is an associate professor in the department of medical biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine and a senior scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. His work focuses on epigenetics, or the changes brought on by modification of gene expression, and better understanding the mechanisms behind tumour growth and translating this knowledge into more efficient approaches for therapy.

David Evans

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

An associate professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology in the Faculty of Arts & Science who oversees dinosaur research at the Royal Ontario Museum, Evans studies the Cretaceous Period to understand Earth’s biodiversity crisis today.

Jean-Philippe Julien

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Julien, an assistant professor in the departments of biochemistry and immunology in the Faculty of Medicine and a scientist at the SickKids Research Institute, studies how the immune system works and harnesses that information to design interventions, including vaccines.

Geoffrey Hinton, U of T's Godfather of Deep Learning