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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.
Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives
An online health communications revolution
The Internet and social media have radically changed how people obtain health information. Most of us have been tempted to use the Web to diagnose symptoms even though we know it’s not always accurate, and that we can end up misdiagnosing a pulled muscle as an imminent heart attack. Social media and the Internet have… More