Donor Report 2021-22: Your Generosity Transformed Into Action

Dean Melanie Woodin.

Thanks to you, Arts & Science is reaching new heights

Over the last year, the Faculty of Arts & Science has gained stellar momentum in driving exceptional student programming and remarkable research, thanks to friends and supporters like you. We provided opportunities to faculty and students displaced by the war in Ukraine. We made significant headway in launching the Acceleration Consortium and increasing experiential learning opportunities that encourage learning beyond the classroom.

As part of Defy Gravity, the largest university fundraising campaign in Canadian history, U of T has set the ambitious goal of raising $4 billion for its highest priorities — and Arts & Science is playing a pivotal part in the campaign’s success. Thanks to your steadfast support, the Faculty of Arts & Science is supporting student success, driving scientific discovery and protecting the principles of democracy.

Melanie Woodin, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science


Together, we raised:


In 2021-22* to support academic programming, research and students in Arts & Science


donors gave


new scholarships created

1 in 5

undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend university

*Figures capture new commitments made during the period of May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022.

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Supporting Student Success

We are committed to providing the opportunities students need to be successful once admitted to Arts & Science.

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Driving Scientific Discovery

We are continuing our long history of making discoveries that transform what’s possible in the world.

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Protecting the Principles of Democracy

Arts & Science is committed to incorporating frequent touchpoints in the learning journey that emphasize strategies for solutions, specifically around restoring foundations and the future of functioning democratic societies.


Thank You!

At the Faculty of Arts & Science, we are building a better future. We are defending the principles of democracy by making space for debate in public discussions and undertaking critical research on privacy, freedom and human rights. We are driving trailblazing work in materials science and data science and developing progressive solutions to the environmental crisis. And we are creating exciting opportunities for students to thrive and succeed through experiential learning and scholarship programs.

How are we doing all of this? The answer is simple: through the visionary support of people like you. Donors make anything possible. Together, we can go further and advance a brighter world for all. Thank you for your generosity.

For more information on this report or your impact, please contact:

Lanie Treen, Associate Director, Stewardship
Office of Advancement, Faculty of Arts & Science, 416-978-3482 |