Universities will play an important role in leading recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

November 3, 2021
Universities will play a vital role in helping Canada and the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, says University of Toronto President Meric Gertler. Gertler, who recently took on the role of chair of the board of Universities Canada, described how universities are leading the transition back to in-person activities. He further shared how in-person activities can help to tackle pandemic issues such as tribalism and political polarization. “[A]s university leaders, let’s focus on enhancing the ability of our institutions to break down barriers, educate citizens, foster debate, engage difference, prize truth and discovery, create sustainable communities and open portals for social mobility,” said Gertler. U of T (ON)