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The University of Toronto Mississauga campus has grown to become the second-largest division of U of T. UTM now includes 15,200 undergraduate students, 900 graduate students, and over 65,000 alumni.

The Life Sciences sector in Mississauga and the Toronto Region is strongly supported by talent emerging from the region’s life sciences university and college programs, such as the University of Toronto Mississauga campus, which is home to an Academy of Medicine, and the recently created Institute for Management & Innovation, offering professional graduate programs in biotechnology and innovation. In 2016, University of Toronto Mississauga established a new Centre for Medicinal Chemistry, focusing on the development of new drugs targeting cancer and other diseases.

Continuum Robotics Lab

The University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus has opened a new robotics cluster program that aims to lead the charge in world-class research that will help surgeons, researchers, and businesses.

Continuum robotics is an exciting, new field of study focused on the development of tiny robots with the potential to transform surgeries and equipment maintenance. The new robotics program will build on U of T’s deep expertise in AI and computer science. The lab’s Mississauga location is also strategic, as many of the Toronto Region’s largest fulfillment centres and logistics companies are based nearby. The team plans to work closely with leading Ontario companies such as Walmart, Amazon, and Google to build a “consortium of technologies.”

Centre for Medicinal Chemistry (CMC)

The CMC is an interdisciplinary centre for the development of new drugs targeting cancer and other diseases.

Its unique approach to drug discovery is changing the global landscape of pharmaceutical innovation.

UTM’s new life sciences building will enable this cutting-edge cancer drug discovery program to grow exponentially into an international research hub, including:

130 graduate students, research associates and postdoctoral fellows

Spin-offs attracting about $70 million in private investment and employing more than 120 people

University of Toronto Mississauga


ICUBE is the home of social entrepreneurship and early-stage start-ups at the University of Toronto Mississauga, offering programs, workshops, and mentorship for people who are changing the world.

As the business accelerator at UTM’s Institute for Management & Innovation, ICUBE’s early-stage business development and commercialization services has produced more than 318 total ventures and $5.9 million in funding raised to-date.

ICUBE offers:

Co-working space


Training & programs

Grants & resources

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Alexandra Gillespie
Vice President, University of Toronto and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga
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