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.


U of T is the place to innovate. Connect with us from June 20-23 at Collision, North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, happening in person in Toronto.

Listen to talks by notable U of T alumni and startup founders and visit the U of T booth to learn how you can engage with our community of startups, accelerators, students, alumni, researchers and faculty.

Meet us at Collision

Meric Gertler at Collision


Residents of Toronto’s inner suburban communities value the same three things in their neighbourhoods: safety; transportation and mobility; and local services – in that order.

In a study titled “Community Voices,” researchers went door-to-door to nearly 700 randomly selected homes in seven neighbourhoods across Toronto’s east and west ends.

Using different survey techniques, they explored residents’ top priorities for their neighbourhoods, the reasons behind their views and what they believed should be done about them.

When University of Toronto alumna Eva Liu signed up for her fourth-year capstone course in the Faculty of Applied Science & En

As the planet warms, outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases are becoming more common around the world.


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