A Report to the Community, October 2013
Since our founding in 1827, in each generation the University of Toronto has made an immense impact for the good of countless individuals and of our society. Our predecessors laid strong foundations on which we are building towards a third century of excellence, as Canada’s leading institution of advanced research and research-intensive education, and as one of the greatest universities in the world.
As Chancellor, shortly I will join the new chair of the Governing Council, Judy Goldring, in the installation of Meric Gertler as the 16th president of the University of Toronto. This is a time of excitement and confidence in what we are capable of achieving together.
In that spirit, the following is a report on the remarkable progress of the University of Toronto since 2005, under David Naylor’s leadership as president. This report was conceived in a spirit of accountability to all those on whom we depend for our success – our university governors, faculty, staff, students, and alumni; our volunteers and donors; our government partners; taxpayers and the wider community. It is intended, not as an exhaustive summary, but as a concise review of selected highlights in the advancement of our core missions.