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About the university

Students talking at Polonsky Commons

We advance the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world.

Our priorities

Tech with a conscience

We aim to improve the lives of humans and the planet through the ethical application of technology. It’s a key component in our teaching and learning practices, administrative processes and innovative research projects.

  • For us it’s not only about developing the next tech breakthrough. Understanding and integrating the social and ethical implications of technology differentiates us as a university.

Learning re-imagined

We adapt to the ever-changing educational landscape by experimenting with the most effective ways to deliver flexible and dynamic learning, giving more choices to more people.

  • By offering a range of credentials and experiential learning opportunities, and sparking entrepreneurship activities, we provide learner-centred educational options.

Creating a sticky campus

We promote positive social change and encourage an accessible, equitable, diverse and inclusive culture for our campus community.

  • Whether it’s conducting research in one of our more than 80 high-tech labs, meeting in collision spaces like The Hive Café or Brilliant Catalyst, joining a club or participating in the hundreds of events held on campus, our university is a place to make lasting connections.

Partnerships

We help industry, community, government and academic partners be more effective by bringing them together with students and researchers to uncover innovative solutions for our partners’ most pressing problems.

  • We team with organizations, local and abroad, to bring synergies, ideas and insights into our research and teaching environment—dynamic spaces that contribute to a more prosperous social fabric and planet.