A Message from the Vice-Principal, Research

Kent Moore

It’s an exciting time for research at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). UTM is a flourishing campus, generating research discoveries, innovation, and new knowledge from an impressive breadth of fields and collaborations that bridge many disciplines. Our research enterprise has been on a rapid rise; researchers continue to secure significant research revenue each year, reaching record levels in federal support, with funds subsidizing pioneering work in the humanities, natural and life sciences, as well as the social sciences — and this is a trend we aim to uphold.  

Our vision in the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research (OVPR) is to support, promote, and inspire the research, scholarship, and creative activity of our community, and to enhance UTM’s research environment, reputation, and profile. This past year has brought many welcome changes to our office, and we look forward to sharing our updates and successes, our outreach efforts, and new available support with the UTM community. 

UTM’s Strategic Framework, launched earlier this year, emphasizes the need to empower research discovery and impact. Its commitments — to attract, support, and retain world-leading researchers; to advance insight, innovation, creativity, and curiosity; and to catalyze research inquiry that enhances U of T’s reputation for inclusive excellence that benefits both the region and the world at large — have informed our work on campus and beyond. 

UTM is investing in new buildings and renovations with research infrastructure, expanding core research facilities, continuing to invest in research through internal funding programs, and adding new staff and faculty leadership roles to the OVPR. As our research environment continues to thrive, I enthusiastically support and encourage these new developments and initiatives and am eager to ensure that our campus remains an outstanding centre of creative pursuits and scholarly advancements.  

New this year, our office is launching Synergy, the OVPR's annual report. I warmly invite you to read our inaugural report to learn how we’re supporting the exciting research happening across the UTM campus — and to see where we’re headed in the year to come.  


G. W. K Moore, PhD 
Vice-Principal, Research
Professor, Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences



By the Numbers: 2022 Research Impacts

Situated on a stunning 225-acre campus along the Credit River, the University of Toronto Mississauga is the second-largest division of the University of Toronto, with 18 academic units, 180+ programs, and 90 areas of study. UTM is a thriving research environment, involved in numerous community and civic initiatives, and offering award-winning facilities, robust funding programs, and dedicated partnership support. Below are just some of the highlights from the past year.



Total Research Funding




Federal Funding




Major Partnered Research Funding Awarded




Publications by UTM Researchers



Open Access Publications



International Publishing Collaborations



Canada Research Chairs



Award Recipients



Grants & Awards Held


Internal Funding Recipients


Internal Funding Programs