elcome to Innovation X 175 = U of T, the University of Toronto National Report 2002. Distributed nationally with The Globe and Mail on November 22, 2002, the National Report showcases the innovations in scholarship and teaching that have made U of T the number one research university in Canada. A survey of the year in review, the report also includes key performance indicators and financial details for the university.
As the nation's top research university, U of T aims to push the frontiers of knowledge on all fronts. Many of the nation's top experts on global competitiveness - the ability of Canadian companies to compete internationally - can be found at the university. Scholars at U of T also generate groundbreaking ideas on such social issues as terrorism, mass media and child abuse. Advances in health are revolutionizing our understanding of medical puzzles such as the make-up of human cells and Alzheimer's disease. Science and technology research is an area of strength at the university, generating discoveries in the fields of nanotechnology and tissue engineering. Scholars of arts and culture are using interdisciplinary approaches to challenge traditional views of literature, art and social history.
By bringing together great minds from a range of backgrounds and convictions,
U of T encourages dialogue that breaks down stale thinking and creates fresh perspectives. We have invited top scholars and opinion makers at the university to sound off on various hot button topics on our discussion board. You can add your own voice to the debate by posting a comment or voting in the online poll.
Innovation has long been a hallmark at U of T. In its 175-year history, the university has been home to some of the world's most original thinkers, including six Nobel Prize-winning graduates, two female astronauts, two graduates who went on to become prime minister, the first black Canadian doctor, the first Canadian aboriginal medical graduate and the world's first female aircraft designer. You can read more about these trailblazers in the historical timeline.
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