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From the President

Welcome to Toronto Metropolitan University

Our new name is a reflection of who we have always been: an urban institution dedicated to excellence, innovation, inclusion and creativity. Our new name also reflects who we aim to be: a place where all feel welcome, seen, represented and celebrated.

Toronto Metropolitan University is where diverse people, cultures, ideas, beliefs and lived experiences come together, just like the very city we call home. A university where we create and explore new ways of thinking, doing and being, so that we can make a positive impact on the world around us. 

Finding a new name for our institution has been a rare opportunity and a great responsibility. We are the first Canadian university to take on a challenge of this scale and through research, deep consideration, broad collaboration and consultation we have a new name to unify the many diverse groups and people that call our university home now and for decades to come.  

This work included feedback from over 30,000 people and over 2,600 unique name suggestions. Our community overwhelmingly told us that they wanted a new name that captured our location, and reflected who we are as a university, which has helped us shape our next chapter.  

I hope that all of our community members will find a sense of belonging here at Toronto Metropolitan University. I hope you will gather with your fellow students, fellow colleagues and friends to re-discover what it means to be a part of this extraordinary community.

Mohamed Lachemi
President & Vice Chancellor, Toronto Metropolitan University


Mohamed Lachemi