uToronto president sets example for campus-community connection

August 23, 2016

“The more we can do to make [Toronto] a livable place, the more we succeed on the global stage,” says University of Toronto President Meric Gertler in an interview with the Globe and Mail. Gertler insists that even at a research-intensive university like uToronto, it is crucial to build meaningful and lasting connections with the surrounding community in order to better serve and transform that community. The article highlights some of the significant public outreach initiatives that have been undertaken by uToronto, and positions these efforts as part of a growing recognition of the need for greater connections between institutions and their surrounding communities. Globe and Mail