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

Lynne Viola was forced to contend with what she calls a “Cold War mentality” in Soviet studies after publishing her first book in 1987 – one that explored social support for Stalinism among the Russian working-class.

“The book entailed looking at a group of factory workers who would now be called perpetrators and that was extremely controversial in the West,” Viola says of The Best Sons of the Fatherland.

Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered that an overlooked gene plays a major role in the development of antibodies, which help th

Inequality, climate change, infectious diseases – these are just a few of the global problems that leading researchers at the University of Toronto

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