Toronto, University of
Toronto, University of,at Toronto, Ont., Canada; nondenominational; provincially supported; coeducational; founded 1827 as King's College. It achieved university status in 1849 and is governed under the Univ. of Toronto Act (1971). The largest university in Canada, it administers more than 30 centers dedicated to research and education, including the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Royal Ontario Museum. There are faculties of arts and science, architecture and landscape architecture, music, dentistry, education, management studies, applied science and engineering, library and information science, social work, forestry, law, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. University colleges include Erindale, Innis, New, Scarborough, University, and Woodsworth. The Univ. of St. Michael's College with its affiliate, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, is a federated university, as are the Univ. of Trinity College and Victoria Univ. There are also United Church of Canada, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Anglican theological colleges and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The Univ. of Toronto Press is one of Canada's largest book publishers.
Toronto, University of
one of the largest institutions of higher learning in Canada, founded in 1827. The University of Toronto consists (as of 1975) of eight colleges, embracing the natural sciences and the humanities, with faculties of applied science and engineering, arts and science, forestry, food sciences, medicine, dentistry, education, law, and pharmacy. The university has a graduate program and 30 appointive chairs.
The University of Toronto is affiliated with several institutes devoted to research in aerospace, bioelectronics, and pediatrics, as well as to the study of the ecology of the Great Lakes and the history of science and technology. It also sponsors the Banting and Best medical institutes and the Connaught Medical Research Laboratories. The university supports a center for Russian and Eastern European studies. It has schools of architecture, hygiene, preschool education, and business. Included in the university complex are a conservatory, an astronomical observatory, a computer center, a museum, and a library with holdings of approximately 2 million.
In 1975 the University of Toronto had approximately 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 5,000 teachers, including 619 professors.