University of Toronto

University of Toronto
  • 20 Mentors
  • 146 Alumni
  • 52 Researchers
  • 34 Published Case Studies

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T) is Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. One of the world’s top research-intensive universities, students learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through a multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni and partners. Consistently ranked among the top 10 public universities worldwide, U of T has remarkable strengths in disciplines that span the humanities, social sciences, sciences and the professions. U of T’s three campuses host 93,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 159 countries, who are taught by 15,000 faculty.

How to Apply

To be eligible to be a Reach researcher, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student who is registered for the full next academic year (Fall & Winter) at the University of Toronto. Reach researchers are recruited from a variety of disciplines and academic backgrounds, such as: engineering, business, law, global affairs & public policy, public health, medicine, social sciences, and more. Reach research teams are unique due to their interdisciplinary and collaborative nature. This diversity of perspectives brings different lenses to the research process. Students learn from their peers and the experience prepares them for future collaboration in the workplace

  1. Online applications open for ~4 weeks
  2. Invitation to take part in interview and additional assessment tasks
  3. Final selection of research cohort

  1. Short Answer Questions
  2. Uploading Required Documentation 
  3. Resume, unofficial transcript, annotated transcript, activity list.
  4. Anonymous Student Equity Survey (voluntary)

Applications for the 2023-24 cohort have closed. Please contact to learn how to apply for the 2024-25 cohort.

The Reach Alliance is committed to building on initiatives that address systemic and structural barriers that impede access to opportunities for participation in the learning and scholarly activities as outlined in its Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Charter. If you require an accommodation to apply or participate in the interview process, please contact us at

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Meet the Team

  • Amy Bilton


    Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering; Director, Centre for Global Engineering, University of Toronto

  • Jill Cameron


    Associate Professor and Vice Chair Research, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

  • Priyank Chandra


    Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

  • Leanne De Souza-Kenney


    Assistant Professor in the Human Biology Program and Health Studies Program, University College, University of Toronto

  • Erica Di Ruggiero


    Associate Professor of Global Health and Director of the Centre for Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

  • Sarah Haines


    Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at University of Toronto

  • Raji Jayaraman


    Associate Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

  • Carmen Logie


    Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity and Social Justice with Marginalized Populations, Associate Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment, & Health, and Adjunct Scientist at Women’s College Hospital

  • Ahmed Mahmoud


    Program Manager, Centre for Global Engineering and Lecturer, University of Toronto

  • Anita McGahan


    University Professor and George E. Connell Chair in Organizations and Society, Rotman School of Management; Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

  • David Meyer


    Assistant Professor of Civil and Global Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

  • Mariana Mota Prado


    Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

  • Imara Rolston


    Founder & Director of the Community Climate Resilience Lab (CCRL); Assistant Professor, Dalla School of Public Health, University of Toronto

  • Paola Salardi


    Assistant Professor in Economics; Director of the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

  • Avni Shah


    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

  • Kim Skead

    Mentor, Alum

    Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto

  • Jason Spicer


    Assistant Professor, Economic Development/Planning – Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto

  • Michael Widener


    Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Health at the University of Toronto – St. George; Director of Health Studies at University College; Associate Professor in Geography and Planning

  • Joseph Wong


    Founder, The Reach Alliance; Professor and Vice-President, International, University of Toronto

  • Stanley Zlotkin


    Professor of Paediatrics, Public Health Sciences and Nutritional Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto; Chief at the Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children