Mission, Vision and Values

Students on campus

Our Mission

As outlined in its Statement of Institutional Purpose, the University of Toronto is committed to being an internationally significant research university, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of excellent quality.

It is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice.


We will ensure that these four imperatives inform all that we do to sustain a vibrant and international intellectual community, which through intentionally inclusive structures and practices, strives every day to inspire limitless ingenuity to address the pressing global issues of our time, to lead transformative change, and to foster thriving communities and ecosystems in Canada and around the world. We do not simply react. We help to shape the future.

Our Vision

The University of Toronto Scarborough is the embodiment of inclusive excellence, a bold community of conscientious and adaptable global leaders in scholarship, innovation, teaching and learning, who constructively disrupt the status quo, connect the world, and advance transformative change for the good of all.

Our Values

Intentional Inclusion: Only by genuinely embracing and understanding different experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities can we sustain our vibrant intellectual community and address our global challenges.

Students as Partners: Students are active participants and partners in the educational process.

Reciprocity: We are defined by collaborative, fair, and reciprocal partnerships for the mutual benefit of colleagues, students, alumni, Indigenous communities, neighbours, and global networks.

Accountable Stewardship: We continually challenge the status quo in order to be more effective stewards of our resources and to exemplify individual and collective accountability.