U of T is the best and among the best in the world

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Subject: U of T is the best and among the best in the world
Quick Facts About Research at U of T

For more general information about the University of Toronto, see U of T facts on the university´s main News and Events site.

Founded 1827

Research Faculty 2,615

Post-Doctoral Fellows 1,564
Research Associates 144
Libraries Over 15 million holdings

External Research Funding $517 million

Industrial Research Revenue (Apr 01 - Mar 02)
$44.89 million

Gross Licensing Revenue
$2.96 million

Spin-Off Companies (as of Apr 03)
$821 million

Cumulative Investment in Spin-off Companies
(Jan 1998 - Aug 03) $49.6 million

International Agreements


Ranking, Federal Research Council Payments
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
No. 1
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
No. 1
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
No. 1

Faculty Research Awards (1980-2003)(except where noted)
Canada Research Chairs
Nobel Prizes (1923, 1986)
Killam Prizes
Molson Prizes
Steacie Prizes
Killam Fellows
Guggenheim Fellows
Steacie Fellows
Fellows, Royal Society of Canada Fellows, Royal Society of London
Herzberg Canada Gold Medal


Faculties and Schools

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
Faculty of Arts and Science
School of Continuing Studies
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Forestry
School of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Information Studies
Faculty of Law
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Music
Faculty of Nursing
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Leslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Physical Education and Health
Faculty of Social Work

Research Centres and Institutes
Advanced Coating Technologies, Centre for
Aerospace Studies, Institute for
Aging, Sunnybrook Centre for studies in
Applied Power Electronics, Centre for
Asia Pacific Studies (U of T/York), Joint Centre for Asian Institute
Banting and Best Diabetes Centre
Bioethics, Joint Centre for
Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Institute of
Book, Toronto Centre for the
Business Effectiveness and Board Effectiveness, Clarkson Centre for
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Canadian Music, Institute for
Capital Markets Institute
Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Terrence Donnelly Centre for
Comparative Literature, Centre for
Competitiveness and Prosperity, Institute for
Criminology, Centre of
Drosophila Microarray Centre, Canadian
Education (Medical), Centre for research in
Educational Change, International Centre for
Energenius Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology
Environmental Studies, Institute for
European Studies, Institute of
Evidence-Based Medicine, Centre for
Fields Institute(Mathematics), The
G8 Information Centre
Health Promotion, Centre for
Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre for Cardiovascular Research
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Institute for the
Hitachi Survey Research Centre
Human Development, Life Course and Aging, Institute for
Humanities Centre
Industrial Relations, Centre for
Information Studies, Centre for research into
Innovation Law and Policy, Center for
Integrative and Anti-Racism Studies, Centre for
Intelligent Transportation Systems
International Business, Institute for
International Health, Faculty of Medicine, Centre for
International Studies, Centre for
Knowledge Innovation and Technology, Institute for
Knowledge Media and Design Institute
Laidlaw Centre (Institute of Child Study)
Landscape Research InterNetwork, Centre for
Lassonde Institute (Engineering Geoscience)
Lonergan Research Institute (Theology)
Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship, Centre for
Media and Culture in Education, Centre for
Medieval Studies, Centre for
Medical Science, Institute of
Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging, Centre for
Modern Language, Centre for
Molecular Design and Information Technology Center (MDIT)
Molecular Medicine, R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for
Multimedia Centre for Learning in the Humanities
Munk Centre for International Studies
Neurobiology of Stress, Centre for the
Neurodegenerative Diseases, Centre for research in
Nuclear Engineering, Centre for
Pain, U of T Centre for the Study of
Policy Analysis, Institute for
Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies
Positron Emission Tomography Centre
Proteomics Research Centre
Pulp and Paper Centre
Reformation & Renaissance Studies, Centre for
Recherches en ?ducation franco-ontarienne, Centre de
Russian and East European Studies, Centre for
Sable Centre for 19th-Century French Studies
Sleep Medicine and Circadian Biology, Centre for
Social Research, Centre for Applied
Society and Child Development, Atkinson Centre for
South Asian Studies, Centre for
Studies in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Imperial Oil Centre for
Study of Education and Work, Centre for
Study of Religion, Centre for the
Study of the United States, Centre for the
Sunnybrook & Women´s College Health Sciences Centre
Teacher Development, Centre for
Technology and Social Development, Centre for
Telecommunications, Nortel Institute for
Transformative Learning Centre
Urban and Community Studies, Centre for
Women´s Health, Centre for research in
Women?s Studies and Gender Studies, Institute for
Women´s Studies in Education, Centre for

Fully Affliated Teaching Hospitals

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Bloorview MacMillan Children´s Centre
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Hospital for Sick Children
Mount Sinai Hospital
St. Michael´s Hospital
Sunnybrook & Women´s College Health Sciences Centre
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
University Health Network

Facts say it all (in reply to: U of T is the best and among the best in the world)
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada´s largest and most distinguished university. Consistently ranked Canada´s top research-intensive university by Maclean´s magazine, U of T offers teaching programs in 17 academic divisions. Its programs are held on the historic St. George campus in downtown Toronto, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals in Toronto.

Along with the diversity of a world-class university, U of T also offers the intimate scale of small college life. The university is composed of 10 colleges, each with a distinctive feel and sense of community. It has more than 150 student clubs and organizations on all three campuses and innumerable activities ranging from cultural events at Hart House to intercollegiate and intramural sporting activities.

63,109 students (37,915 full-time), 10,301 faculty and staff and 365,000 alumni
operating budget: $977.6 million
research grant and contract support: $478.7 million
85 doctoral programs, 14 professional faculties
library has over 15 million holdings and is one of the top 5 research libraries in North America

St. George campus: 48,863 students
U of T at Scarborough: 8,035 students including joint programs with Centennial College
U of T at Mississauga: 7,412 students including joint programs with Sheridan College
Institute for Aerospace Studies in north-west Toronto
Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill
Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill, King Township
Research Achievements

developed first electronic heart pacemaker, artificial larynx, single-lung transplant, nerve transplant and artificial pancreas
isolated gene that allows plants to grow in salt water
developed the chemical laser
developed the anti-blackout suit, later adapted to create the astronaut space suit
created the infant cereal Pablum
Economic Impact

94 spin-off companies with 4,264 employees and revenues of $640 million
generates $1.16 for every dollar of funding from federal and provincial governments
16th-largest employer in the GTA
U of T employees, students and alumni put an estimated $4.5 billion into the economy of the Toronto region annually
Noted Alumni

authors Margaret Atwood, Farley Mowat, Michael Ondaatje, Rohinton Mistry and Stephen Leacock
film directors David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Arthur Hiller, Norman Jewison
opera singers Measha Brueggergosman, Teresa Stratas and Maureen Forrester
business leaders Edward S. "Ted" Rogers (Rogers Cable) and Jeff Skoll (eBay)
media personalities Peter Gzowski, Barbara Amiel, Evan Soloman and Barbara Frum
astronauts Roberta Bondar and Julie Payette
comedy duo Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster
Prime Minister Paul Martin; also William Lyon Mackenzie King, Arthur Meighen and Lester B. Pearson
former Ontario premiers Bob Rae, David Peterson and William Davis
Ontario´s first woman lieutenant-governor Pauline McGibbon
Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and past Governor General Vincent Massey
Noted Faculty - Past and Present

Sir Frederick Banting and J.J.R. Macleod won the Nobel Prize in 1923 for their work with Charles Best in the discovery of the role of insulin in controlling diabetes
John C. Polanyi won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering work that led to the development of the laser
Political scientist Janice Gross Stein
geneticist Tak Mak, the first to clone a T-cell gene, a key part of the immune system
literary critic and author Northrop Frye
author and dramatist Robertson Davies
medical biophysicist Lap-Chee Tsui led the team of researchers who discovered the cystic fibrosis gene
communications guru Marshall McLuhan
engineering pioneer Ursula Franklin, known for her work on the social impact of technology
Peter St. George-Hyslop led the team that discovered two genes responsible for early-onset Alzheimer´s
astronomer Helen Sawyer Hogg
Did You Know...

U of T has six Nobel Prize-winning graduates, the highest number of any Canadian university
over the last two decades, our professors have received almost a quarter of all national awards although they represent just over seven per cent of Canada´s university professors
more than half of full-time undergraduates are women
U of T is in the midst of the largest capital expansion program in 40 years, building over 1 million square feet of classrooms, research facilities, libraries and residences
U of T has over 4,000 international students, about seven per cent of our student population
the Royal Ontario Museum, Pollution Probe, Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony and the Royal Conservatory of Music were all started at U of T

(in reply to: U of T is the best and among the best in the world)
Don´t forget that with over 60 000 students, it has an acceptance rate of 90% according to Macleans
anyone can get in


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