U of T, CGLR, University of Illinois System create Great Lakes Higher Education Consortium

November 3, 2020
The University of Toronto, the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), and the University of Illinois System have signed a MOU to create and launch the binational Great Lakes Higher Education Consortium. The consortium, which was a key recommendation from the council’s Great Lakes, Great Minds report, will provide a platform that will enable institutions to discuss regional socioeconomic and environmental issues. “Learning, discovery and innovation are fundamentally collaborative endeavours,” said U of T President Meric Gertler. “To address the big challenges and opportunities facing the Great Lakes region, our two countries and our world, we need to work across disciplines, sectors and borders. That’s why partnerships such as the one we’re launching today are so important – and so hopeful.” U of T | UIllinois (ON)