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Inclusive Excellence

… embracing and promoting the enriching contributions that come from diverse backgrounds, ways of knowing, ideas, perspectives and experiences represented in our community. We can only be successful if we ensure that we have a multiplicity of voices at the table, actively involved in our decision making. 
The University of Toronto Scarborough is the embodiment of inclusive excellence, a bold community of conscientious and adaptable global leaders in scholarship, innovation, teaching, and learning, who constructively disrupt the status quo, connect the world, and advance transformative change for the good of all. 
The University of Toronto is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal oppourtunity, equity and justice.
True collaboration means supporting each other’s ideas and making sure the benefits of our efforts are shared equitably. 

How We Work

Master Plan

U of T Scarborough's Master Plan supports a world-class academic experience that is seamlessly integrated into the urban fabric of the eastern GTA.  Setting out how the campus will evolve to meet the needs of the future, the Master Plan looks beyond incremental growth and takes a major leap ahead, considering broad patterns of development such as street systems and open space networks.

This vision was formed through broad consultation with many colleagues and friends from business, government, our faculty, students and alumni.  Together we have shaped a blueprint for a vibrant community that will thrive for many years to come, one that is abuzz with the excitement of discovery, engaging discourse and dynamic experiences—where students prepare for the best possible future and scholars contribute to a better world.


Academic Plan 2015-2020

In 2014, the academic planning process began with academic units each drafting their own academic plans, in consultation with their faculty and departmental student associations. Drafts of their plans were reviewed and responded to by the Dean's Office during the year, and in the Fall of 2015, each unit received a formal response from the Dean.  The Dean then held a retreat in 2016, with both the Vice-President and Principal, and Vice-Principal Research, present to discuss the major themes emerging from the unit plans. This discussion was a starting point for the campus academic plan. 

A final draft of the plan was shared with the Campus Executive, Chairs and Directors, the Head Librarian, the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Directors of the Co-op Offices, Director of Financial Services, and the Director of Academic Advising and Career Centre for their input.  We received very helpful and constructive feedback and incorporated this into the final draft of the plan that was then submitted to the Provost's Office.  <Excerpt from Univeristy of Toronto Scarborough - Academic Plan 2015-2020>   Here is that Academic Plan 2015-20:


Anchor Strategy

Established in 1964 as Scarborough College, the University of Toronto Scarborough has been an influential member of the Scarborough community for over 50 years. With a diverse student population and a picturesque campus located within Highland Creek in northeast Toronto, University of Toronto Scarborough has become a hub of student activity, groundbreaking research and community engagement. The University of Toronto Scarborough is intricately rooted in the community and invested in it's long-term success.  It is based on a firm belief of encouraging local knowledge and expertise, through community based research, scholarship and partnership with faculty, staff and students.

Anchor Institutions:

Anchor institutions are large public or nonprofit organizations – such as hospitals, universities or government agencies – that are rooted in community. An anchor mission is the process of deliberately deploying the institution’s long-term, place-based economic power to strengthen a local community, especially neighbourhoods where people facing historic and other barriers to economic opportunity.

[1] As an anchor institution, the University of Toronto Scarborough is among the Eastern GTA’s' largest employers and purchasers of goods and services.  The University has a unique ability to improve the quality of life for all residents. By working together with anchor institutions such as the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, Centennial College, Toronto Zoo and the Rouge National Urban Park, the University will be able to collectively generate more positive social impact.

At the University of Toronto Scarborough the core principles of our Anchor Institution Strategy include: Social Procurement, Incubation, Network Building, Advocacy & Advising, Community Hub and Knowledge Exchange & Mobilization

[1] The Prosperous Province: Strategies for Building Community Wealth, Mowat Centre/Atkinson Foundation, August 2015.


Tri-Campus Instituitional Plan


What is Towards 2030?

Towards 2030 is a long-term strategic planning initiative launched in the spring of 2007 by President David Naylor. It responds to this question: Looking to and beyond the University of Toronto's second centennial in 2027, how can we ensure that our institution reaches new levels of excellence? The process has unfolded over many months and involved dozens of consultation sessions and substantial amounts of written feedback. Descriptions of some relevant documents follow...

Towards 2030 -

President's Planning and Discussion Document -