Welcome to U of T Mississauga

Alex Gillespie seated and conversing with students at Lislehurst

UTM—Mississauga’s campus of Canada’s top university—works to make our community one of the world’s great catalysts of creativity, innovation, and positive social mobility.

We’re grounded in the strength of our students. Our students—including many new, second-generation, and upwardly mobile Canadians in Ontario—are drawn to this community from 130 countries around the globe. They go on to thrive as Canada’s most employable graduates, sharing their insight with the world and giving a special boost of talent to the life science, business, arts, and technology sectors for Canada’s largest and most dynamic cities, including Toronto and Mississauga.

UTM embraces the power of this place, building local collaborations to lead research and innovation for what matters most here. Our Mississauga team pursues solutions to chronic disease in Canada’s largest community hospital system, and develops cancer-fighting therapies in North America’s greenest life science labs. UTM researchers extend human capabilities with made-in-Canada robotics, and redefine what it means to be human through first-in-Canada programs in arts and culture. Our community is powering socially responsible entrepreneurship, making cities more sustainable, and giving all our students the lift of a lifetime.  

This work—like everything we do—believes that change starts at home, here in one of North America’s most diverse urban regions, alongside our neighbours and partners. We’re U of T for Mississauga: we advance discovery, equity, and social mobility across this region to do the same around the world.

Our ambition comes together on a community-oriented campus, which stretches through the beauty of the Credit Valley Forest down to the banks of an ancient river, the Missinnihe. Here, on the traditional land of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, we seek to walk the path to reconciliation with Indigenous people and to model right relations as a step towards our fundamental goal: to help lead the way to a better future from Mississauga.

It’s a great privilege for me to be part of this community and to welcome everyone who wants to learn more about what we do.

Alexandra Gillespie
Vice-President & Principal
University of Toronto Mississauga