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

Professor Leah Cowen, chair of the department of molecular genetics in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and an expert on infectious fungal diseases, has been appointed the University of Toronto’s first associate vice-president, research.

The newly created role will see Cowen tasked with enhancing supports for U of T’s scholars, mobilizing funding and boosting even further the quality and impact of research across the university’s three campuses. She will begin the position on March 1, 2021 for a four-year term.

From clean energy and water to urban biodiversity, disability in HIV patients and labour activism in China, the next generation of researchers at t

LegUp Computing Inc.,?a startup with origins in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has been acquired by U.S.-

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

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