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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


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Gustavo Bobonis

Meet Our Canada Research Chairs: Gustavo Bobonis

Do Votes for Sale in Emerging Democracies Affect the Responsiveness of Government?

Many developing countries have adopted democratic governments in recent decades. However, there is an increasing perception that the shift has not always translated into better government. It has been suggested that voter patronage systems—in which politicians trade favours or gifts to individuals in exchange for their votes—may be an important barrier to creating governments that… More

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