Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be part of one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate.
Our globally-recognized network of faculty members, alumni and partners creates a unique educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students. With a strong academic focus, our students have the opportunity to learn from and work with professors who are some of today’s thought leaders.
The ideas and inventions that are created here make their way into the global economy in many ways, through start-ups, small businesses, commercialization and partnerships. You can see our members engaged in community projects, our faculty experts in the news, and our graduates making an impact worldwide.
At the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, we develop, advance and disseminate knowledge about physical activity, health and their interactions through education, research, leadership and the provision of opportunity.
We fulfill concomitant responsibilities to be the University of Toronto’s vehicle for excellent research, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in our disciplinary areas; to deliver a huge slate of co-curricular physical activity and sports programs; and, to provide the opportunities and supports for students from all divisions and campuses to represent the University of Toronto as Varsity Blues athletes.
We embrace this multi-faceted mission.
We aim to achieve international recognition for our excellence in research, teaching, and practice and for inspiring our University community and nation to achieve higher levels of engagement in healthy physical activity and sports.
While achieving this vision, our decisions and actions will be guided by and consistent with the values of integrity, respect, equity and diversity, leadership and excellence.