The BRIDGE: Innovative Teaching and Learning Space
As a leader in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at the University of Toronto, we offer a premier learning experience for our students on the campus.
The BRIDGE is a multi-purpose academic space that spans teaching, study, research, and experiential learning for business, finance, and entrepreneurship. It is a partnership between the Department of Management and the U of T Scarborough Library.
We provide a hands-on learning experience for students interested in Management disciplines and their real-world applications, while supporting the research needs of our faculty. Students can access a collection of research databases, participate in a range of Management classes with top scholars, and work together with community and industry partners to offer innovative solutions to real-time challenges. The BRIDGE is an applied-learning venue where our community can connect in person and virtually.
This state-of-the-art facility provides Management students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning in real-time by researching and analyzing companies, observing and interacting with the market in simulated trading environments, and creating investment ideas and pitches.
The BRIDGE Lab provides students with 60 double-monitor computer workstations that simulate a professional trading floor. The workstations feature industry-standard products including FactSet and Capital IQ and four Bloomberg terminals. A stock ticker displays real-time data and news on hundreds of publicly traded companies, and a large LCD screen carries a constant broadcast of breaking news from global markets.
More than 3,000 students access the The BRIDGE each year, making it one of the most prominent and leveraged learning spaces on campus! Visit The BRIDGE website for access to a host of databases and research resources.
Experiential Learning Hub
The BRIDGE enables our students to network with potential employers, learn from accomplished professionals, experience the excitement of a career in global finance, and develop a strong sense of community within their chosen field of study.
Co-curricular activities and events include guest speakers from the finance industry, as well as portfolio management and stock-pitch competitions that help students develop their analytical and critical-thinking skills.
More than 100 students compete in the annual U of T Scarborough Trading Competition. In 2019, the BRIDGE played a pivotal role in enabling a team of U of T Scarborough students to finish first in the Rotman Portfolio Management Competition.
Our dedicated Lab Manager and Finance Librarian, who collectively have 14 years of investment banking and trade floor experience, support all learning and research activities alongside a team of student assistants who deliver a daily market wrap-up to students.
Community and Industry Collaborators Welcome
The BRIDGE stimulates collaboration between U of T and local industry through unparalleled experiential learning projects through:
- Applied Research Partnerships: Student innovators and faculty solve problems for your business with a customized research initiative.
- Sponsored Hackathons: Students tackle your projects over a short period of time at a high-energy competitive event.
- External Engagements: Short-term projects that offer practical skills development in a professional setting.
- The New Venture Program: Enable the next generation of business leaders by engaging in the early-stage development of their new business ventures.