Campaign Priority

Support student success

The world is changing faster than ever, and technology is reshaping how we live and make our living. You can help us prepare our students for success in a world of constant reinvention.

The idea of secure jobs and lifelong careers are feeling like artifacts of another era. The ability to solve problems and lead change are the defining skills of the 21st-century job market. This is why we teach our students how to think, not what to think, and challenge them to tackle complex ideas, concepts, and problems. We also encourage them to work creatively and productively in teams and open their minds to varied cultures and viewpoints—competencies that will enrich their lives for years to come. 

We do so in an environment that prizes excellence, wellness, diversity, and belonging for equity-deserving communities. Since 1998, the University’s policy on student financial support has been that no student admitted to a program at U of T “should be unable to enter or complete it due to lack of financial means.” We have also pioneered several programs and pathways to help bright students from underserved communities realize their dreams of studying at a top-ranked university. This commitment to inclusive excellence sets us apart from other elite universities and creates an incredibly rich environment for research, teaching, innovation, and social impact. 

The University believes in empowering students with the skills, mindset and confidence needed to build successful careers, lead change, and make a positive difference in their communities. Your generosity will help us create life-changing spaces, supports, and opportunities for these students and provide them with the creative and analytical tools needed to thrive in a complex and ever-changing world. 

Discover how U of T is supporting student success

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Support Woodsworth College’s renovation and expansion

A new Academic Building at Woodsworth College will dramatically enhance the student experience and strengthen a proud tradition of making higher education accessible to all.

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Prepare a new kind of leader

The Global Leaders initiative is an innovative undergraduate experience that prepares students to become culturally fluent, empathetic leaders.

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Support Innis College’s renewal and expansion

A three-storey addition will enhance Innis College as a vibrant, friendly community within Canada’s largest university.

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Propel collaborative research that supports student mental health

The Student & Youth Mental Health Research Initiative is working with students to ensure they have the support they need to realize their potential—in academia and beyond.

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Make law school accessible for everyone

Law Access Bursaries ensure that financial need is not a barrier to fulfilling dreams.

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Expand financial aid for students at New College

New College Access Awards ease financial concerns, reward excellence, and allow students to participate in all our smaller community has to offer.

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Prepare Victoria College students for the future

The unique Vic Ready program is helping the next generation of leaders prepare for life beyond university.

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Enhance residences at St. Michael’s College

St. Michael’s College is creating welcoming and sustainable spaces for generations of students to thrive.

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Help renew Massey College’s campus

A renewed building for Massey College will help sustain one of Canada’s great centres of thought and innovation.

Help us support student success:

Choose a featured initiative to support with a donation today, create a legacy through a planned gift or contact us to discuss possibilities.