Whatever the endeavour, we seek synergies through partnership. UTS thrives on the power of collaboration with some of the brightest institutions and minds in our city, and our world. Partnerships are a cornerstone of our strategic plan.
Officially affiliated with the University of Toronto, UTS collaborates extensively with the University, as well as other vital local, national and international partners in education and beyond. This enriches the UTS educational experience for our students. It builds knowledge and relationships, helps us bring in best practices in education, and ultimately drives progress.
University of Toronto is the font of our most robust partnerships in learning and research. The official UTS affiliation with the University means the knowledge and research flows both ways. The University is our largest and most important partner and our home, with our renewed building located on the University’s St. George campus. UTS students benefit from access to University of Toronto facilities, including the Robarts Library, athletics facilities and more, but also the access to the progressive, innovative minds that thrive at the University.
Our school actively contributes to research efforts, giving students a chance to learn firsthand from the best, and putting UTS at the forefront of knowledge about education, youth and other related subjects. UTS also maintains a close relationship with U of T Enrolment Services, forging vital university connections for our students.
Our University of Toronto partnerships include:
UTS lives our commitment to drive progress in the field of education by working in close collaboration with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Our OISE partnerships flourish on a number of fronts.
UTS is one of the partners behind the Global Ideas Institute, an initiative of U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.
Equity-oriented global citizenship is core to the UTS curriculum. UTS forges partnerships across borders and continents to give students a worldwide perspective for these changing times with exchanges, virtual connections and research projects. UTS is also a member of the United Global Education Network, which brings students together across borders to enhance their sense of global responsibility.
UTS has international partnerships in:
UTS also gives students access to foreign-language exchange programs to France, Germany and Spain, and many other global opportunities.
The school actively pursues opportunities for collaboration at the local level to enhance our transformative education, support research projects, build community around our school and more. We seek synergies by bringing our partners together. These are just a few of many local partnerships we forge to enrich the UTS education and our greater community:
In summer 2021, UTS partnered with the Lifelong Leadership Institute and its Founder Trevor Massey to bring 120 Black youth to virtual UTS summer camps through their Leadership by Design program and SummerUp initiative, raising our profile in the Black community and familiarizing Black students with the program at UTS. Read the story
The partnership continued in 2022.