From our earliest days, U of T has been home to extraordinary people who dare to ask big questions and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Our groundbreaking work in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and the professions led to key biomedical discoveries, the understanding that the medium is the message, the development of the electron microscope and one of the world’s first operational computers, and breakthrough advances in deep learning and neural networks. For generations, our global outlook and location in one of the world’s great city-regions has enabled us to provide students with a transformative educational experience. Our 600,000+ alumni make immense contributions to communities worldwide.
Today, U of T is one university with three campuses. From Scarborough to St. George to Mississauga, we’re building a culture of inclusive excellence. We’re bringing together bright people from every conceivable background and discipline to collaborate on tackling the world’s toughest challenges. We’re teaching a new generation to approach the seemingly impossible as a tractable problem to be solved. We’re creating a more equitable and inclusive environment so the best ideas and talent can shine. As a community, we’re delivering what the world needs most right now: fearless and compassionate thinking. Thinking that totally changes the calculus of what’s possible. Thinking that defies gravity.
It is a great honour and privilege to serve this incredible institution and its community as U of T’s 16th president. I hope you will explore this site to learn more about our latest activities and the remarkable ingenuity of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Stay up to date with President Gertler by exploring his latest activities on our three campuses and his recent engagement with the wider community.
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Toronto. Together with the President’s Leadership Team, the President upholds the vision, mission, and global reputation of the University.