TORONTO, ON, Thursday, September 24, 2020: Your Toronto Zoo and The University of Toronto Scarborough are proud to announce a five-year partnership between their organizations. This partnership was established upon shared complementary priorities in education and research in the areas of conservation and biodiversity, environmental sustainability and innovation. This agreement outlines the various projects The University of Toronto Scarborough and the Toronto Zoo wish to collaborate on including:
An anchor institution in the eastern GTA, The University of Toronto Scarborough combines the intimacy of a close-knit campus, the breadth of humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences disciplines and rigor of one of the world’s best research universities. Fostering a vibrant culture of community engagement, The University of Toronto Scarborough students cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. The dynamic campus life features more than 161 student groups. Located next to popular natural landmarks in Toronto’s greenest area, The University of Toronto Scarborough is situated in one of Toronto’s most diverse and multicultural neighbourhoods. New buildings by award-winning architects characterize The University of Toronto Scarborough’s transformational growth.
“This collaboration with the Toronto Zoo reflects our commitment to responsible stewardship of our natural resources and ecosystems, and is another example of what has earned as a global reputation for being at the forefront of knowledge co-creation, sharing, and dissemination that leverage our location and directly impact socio-economic development in our communities,” said Dr. Wisdom Tettey, Vice-President, University of Toronto, Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.
“Your Toronto Zoo’s mission is connecting people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction,” said Dolf DeJong, CEO, Toronto Zoo. “This established partnership with The University of Toronto Scarborough, a key Scarborough institution, is an exciting opportunity to collaborate on research and innovation in the fields of conservation, environmental and biological science to help us achieve our mission,” he added.
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