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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



Andres M. Lozano

Meet Our Canada Research Chairs: Andres M. Lozano

REPAIRING MALFUNCTIONING BRAIN CIRCUITS

Brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease and depression occur when neurons—the basic building blocks of the nervous system—behave erratically. That makes it of paramount importance to identify malfunctioning neurons and to find new ways to either block abnormal activity or drive underperforming neurons in these disorders. That’s exactly what Dr. Andres Lozano, Canada Research Chair in… More

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