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Mission, Vision and Values

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Our Mission

As outlined in its Statement of Institutional Purpose, the University of Toronto is committed to being an internationally significant research university, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of excellent quality.

It 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 opportunity, equity and justice.

Inspiring Inclusive Excellence - Principal Wisdom Tettey

At the University of Toronto Scarborough, our distinctive contributions to the University’s mission are guided by four imperatives:

1. To advance a culture of leadership that is bold, empathetic, shared, transparent, inclusive and transformational, thereby enabling our collective aspirations.

2. To promote and support an inclusive, healthy learning and working environment.

3. To strengthen, grow, and sustain local and global networks and partnerships that advance our mission.

4. To augment U of T’s global standing through scholarly prominence and exceptional learning in unique areas of established and emerging strength.


We will ensure that these four imperatives inform all that we do to sustain a vibrant and international intellectual community, which through intentionally inclusive structures and practices, strives every day to inspire limitless ingenuity to address the pressing global issues of our time, to lead transformative change, and to foster thriving communities and ecosystems in Canada and around the world. We do not simply react. We help to shape the future.

Wisdom Tettey

“Inclusion is not tangential to what we do. It is a core prerequisite for realizing our vision. The genuine embrace of different experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and identities is what will sustain a vibrant intellectual community like ours, where we strive every day to inspire limitless ingenuity, address the pressing issues of our day and generate solutions that are boundless in their impact.“

Wisdom J. Tettey - Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough

Our Vision

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.


Our Values

Intentional Inclusion: Only by genuinely embracing and understanding different experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities can we sustain our vibrant intellectual community and address our global challenges.

Students as Partners: Students are active participants and partners in the educational process.

Reciprocity: We are defined by collaborative, fair, and reciprocal partnerships for the mutual benefit of colleagues, students, alumni, Indigenous communities, neighbours, and global networks.

Accountable Stewardship: We continually challenge the status quo in order to be more effective stewards of our resources and to exemplify individual and collective accountability.


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