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. The leading faculty and outstanding staff and students at UTM contribute to U of T’s standing as one of the world’s top twenty universities, distinguished by our researchers’ unique range of expertise. U of T is one of eight universities to rank in the top 25 globally in 34 fields of research. We rank in the top fifty globally in 48 fields, more than any other university on earth.

Our research enterprise continues its 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. In 2022 our scholars were awarded over $15 million in research funding, published more than 550 journal articles and over 10 books, and received several local and national honours

The Office of the Vice-Principal, Research (OVPR) plays a foundational role in aiding research excellence by the way of state-of-the-art core facilities, internal funding programs, and staff and faculty expertise. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive suite of high-quality services, resources, and knowledge in support of this enterprise. I am confident that these investments and resources, coupled with the research infrastructure expansions taking place across our campus, will extend UTM’s leadership as a centre of creativity, discovery, and positive social change. Our Research Strategic Framework, launched in late 2023, emphasizes the need to empower research discovery and impact. This plan will guide our vision to support, promote, and inspire the research, scholarship, and creative activity of our community, and to enhance UTM’s research reputation and profile. Though the OVPR is the hub for research support at UTM, our research enterprise touches every part of the campus. It informs the ideas we teach; the co-curricular opportunities we provide; the facilities we construct; the investments we make; the priorities we fundraise for; and the external relationships we build.


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