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.


Canada is on the cusp of some major disruptions to its transportation systems.

Ride-sharing apps, on-demand transit and micromobility (scooters, for example) are already available in some cities. Self-driving vehicles are in development. And as urban centres continue to grow, it is necessary to invest in traditional public transit that will best serve riders in the future.

But social benefits are often an afterthought in transit planning. When new technologies come into use, who gets left behind?

Two University of Toronto researchers are at the centre of the world’s first robot-assisted brain surgery, testing a system that could allow them t

Our upright posture may have originated in a common ancestor of humans and great apes who lived in Europe – and not in Africa, as previously though


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