The revised Strategic Framework is also available as a downloadable PDF.

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A visual representation of the University of Toronto Mississauga's Strategic Framework
A visual representation of the University of Toronto Mississauga's Strategic Framework


  • UTM’s Strategic Framework provides focus for our campus and its partners. It expresses core priorities and commitments that will strengthen consensus, inspire action and guide investment. But it also designs room for change, giving our community the flexibility to realize our priorities in many ways— including in ways that we haven’t yet imagined.

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  • The University of Toronto Mississauga is an exceptional academic institution in the western part of
    the Greater Toronto Area, the only research university in the City of Mississauga and the Peel Region. As one of the three campuses of the University of Toronto system, UTM champions the teaching, creation, dissemination, preservation and mobilization of knowledge.

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  • In 2022, UTM is home to 1,250 continuing faculty, librarians and staff, and 16,100 students, including almost 4,500 international students, who come to study here from more than 100 countries around the world. Our internationally renowned researchers and world-class staff and students enhance U of T’s standing as one of the world’s best universities and Ontario’s reputation as a global leader in post-secondary education.

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Priorities, Commitments and Accountabilities

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Truth, Openness, and Reciprocity

  • Listen, communicate, and act with kindness, transparency and evidence-based honesty.
  • Answer calls for truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in every aspect of university operations.
  • Deepen reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities.

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Foster Student Success

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  • Recruit and retain outstanding and promising students and graduate lifelong learners and engaged global citizens.
  • Lead positive transformations in undergraduate, graduate, and professional teaching and learning.
  • Foster student flourishing through curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular supports.

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Empower Research Discovery and Impact

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  • Attract, support and retain world-leading faculty, postdoctoral, graduate and student researchers.
  • Advance disciplinary insight, interdisciplinary innovation, artistic creativity, and scholarly curiosity and critique.
  • Catalyze research inquiry that enhances U of T’s reputation for inclusive excellence as it delivers benefits both regionally and globally.

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Encourage Collaboration and Belonging

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  • Instil an ethos of cooperation among experts from diverse teams at UTM and across the tricampus.
  • Enact anti-racism and anti-oppression strategies as collective responsibilities and collaborative actions.
  • Integrate and innovate approaches to safety, accessibility and physical, mental and social health.

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Build Efficient and Sustainable Operations

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  • Design green buildings and spaces that enhance belonging, biodiversity and operational success.
  • Foster sustainability across our academic and research programs and through our external engagements.
  • Identify and implement innovative approaches to the responsible stewardship of our environmental, infrastructural, technological and financial resources.

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Embrace Our Place

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  • Incorporate Mississauga’s history, culture, and City and regional priorities into campus identity and planning.
  • Foster community-engaged teaching, learning, research and service in our city and the Peel region.
  • Ground UTM’s contribution to U of T’s global reputation for excellence in our positive local impact.

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Continuous Planning

UTM’s Strategic Framework is open-ended, rather than timebound. This is in part because we benefit from plans already in place or in development that are structured on concrete timelines.