Canada, ON, Toronto announce new partnership model with Toronto HEIs

November 10, 2020
The Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and the City of Toronto have announced a new partnership model with Toronto’s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The new model allows the city to put forth research priorities, which HEIs can then pursue. The pilot supports eight COVID-19 recovery research projects by eight Toronto institutions: Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, OCAD University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, University of Toronto, and York University. “Our government recognizes that research and innovation are important ways to better understand and manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Canada Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Innovation and Industry) said Navdeep Bains. “It is heartening to see so many higher education institutions partnering with government to delve into some of today’s biggest challenges.” Toronto (ON)