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University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is a Canadian research university based in Toronto, Ontario.

It hosts a number of institutes and colleges, including the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Massey College.



U of T received a $49,418 CAD grant in July 2021 from the Government of Canada for a project titled “Training peers in motivational interviewing to increase vaccine confidence among healthcare workers in a large, urban healthcare institution.”1) It was awarded through a grant program called “Encouraging Vaccine Confidence in Canada” jointly administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).2)

On April 7, 2022, U of T and Moderna announced a new partnership to “develop new tools to prevent and treat infectious diseases,” including in the realms of “molecular genetics, biomedical engineering, biochemistry and beyond.”3)


Dalla Lana School of Public Health

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health was founded in 1927 from a large donation from the Rockefeller Foundation, originally named the University of Toronto School of Hygiene.4) 5)



Chancellor's Circle of Benefactors

The school recognizes its most significant donors through the Chancellor's Circle of Benefactors, which “includes the most visionary and generous members of our community, stretching all the way back to 1850.”6)

Featured individual donors include:

Featured corporate donors include:

Other notable donors are the following:7) 8)

Auto and Aviation
Big Oil and Energy
Consumer Goods and Services
Financial Services and Investments
Food Services
Government Agencies
Health Care Facilities
Pharmaceutical Companies
Regulatory Bodies
Telecommunications, Big Tech and Media
Encouraging vaccine confidence in Canada - Competition Results. (2021, July 26). Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Retrieved November 3, 2021, from
Encouraging vaccine confidence in Canada. (2021, July 26). Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Retrieved November 3, 2021, from
Kalvapalle, R. (2022, April 7). U of T partners with Moderna to advance research in RNA science and technology. University of Toronto News.
Burrows, M. (2019, May 16). Canada’s Greatest Impact Donation. All about Estates.
Bodnar, N. (2014, May 2). Origin story: how the Dalla Lana School of Public Health began. University of Toronto News.
Chancellors’ Circle of Benefactors. University of Toronto. Retrieved January 22, 2022, from
Presidents’ Circle Member Listing. (2022, May 1). University of Toronto.
Donor Listing. University of Toronto Boundless Campaign. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from
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