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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


Christopoulos Constantin

Constantin Christopoulos

Meet Our Canada Research Chairs: Constantin Christopoulos

How to help buildings withstand earthquakes

Whenever there is a major earthquake abroad, it reminds us how fragile our communities are and focuses attention on earthquake-prone regions in Canada. Current Canadian seismic building codes aim to prevent loss of life, but do little to prevent material damage to buildings or disruption of essential services in cities. Dr. Constantin Christopoulos, Canada Research… More

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