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Vice-President, Research & Innovation

The Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) portfolio plays an important role in supporting U of T as a top public research university in the world. Our mission is to create the most supportive environment possible so that our researchers, innovators and learners can do what they do best — advance understanding and apply new knowledge.

Our work supports, fosters and promotes the research and innovation culture and activities of our faculty and students across our three campuses, along with our partner hospitals, funding sponsors, and partners in the public and private sector.

The VPRI provides a full range of services including guidance to faculty, staff and students on grants and funding, oversight, innovation and entrepreneurship, partnerships, policies and procedures, and institutional awards & honours. Information on all of these items can be found on this website, as well as information on our boards & committees, and executive team.

Vivek Goel
Vice-President, Research & Innovation


Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Meet Our Canada Research Chairs: Mark Taylor

How our bodies’ molecules interact

Everything that happens in our bodies occurs due to specific interactions between molecules. “Molecular recognition” is a term used to describe these interactions. Understanding molecular recognition is what motivates Dr. Mark Taylor, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Recognition and Catalysis. Taylor aims to understand the details of molecular interactions, so that progress can be made… More

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