There are many ways to make a lasting financial contribution to the Faculty of Information and direct a gift.
You can explore the multiple options for giving on the Defy Gravity campaign website.
All donations to the Faculty of Information help our students, who are being taught ideas and skills necessary to shape our world in the coming decades.
Students come here to gain the expertise to work skillfully in today’s complex knowledge society. Learning from and working alongside highly respected faculty, students acquire both foundational theories essential to information management and leading-edge practices that transform the way knowledge is generated and employed. From archives to digital collections, libraries and information systems to issues of policy and security, our Masters and PhD programs offer leading edge education to meet these demands.
Preparing Global Citizens
Our goal is to foster international fluency and leadership skills among our students – by raising funds to support student awards and providing opportunities that nurture creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and global perspectives.
Meeting Global Challenges
Our goal is to ensure our students are given opportunities to gain the knowledge, experiences, and skills needed for an increasingly complex global setting.
Funds raised will support the Faculty’s world-class scholars, attract a new generation of faculty, and make critical enhancements to programs and infrastructure.
Explore giving opportunities and our donation options below and discover which option(s) best suits your financial and philanthropic goals, or make a donation directly to our named funds and / or scholarships.
We greatly appreciate your interest and contributions. All donor names will be added to our Donor Appreciation page unless anonymity is requested.
Ensuring Access & Opportunity
Ensuring access and opportunity for the best and brightest students, regardless of means, is our top priority.
Graduate students—and the original research they undertake—are essential to the University of Toronto’s global standing, as well as Canada’s competitiveness in the knowledge economy. These emerging scholars are also vital to the recruitment and retention of our leading faculty members.
The campaign for the Faculty of Information seeks private-sector funding to endow graduate awards. This crucial aid will ensure that we can continue to compete at a global level and attract the best graduate students, regardless of their means.
Private support for graduate students will encourage these talented individuals to join us as they advance knowledge and seek solutions to some of the world’s most pressing information challenges.
Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards & Fellowships
The Faculty of Information is committed to educating the next generation of information leaders. Funding of scholarships, bursaries, awards and fellowships helps to ensure that the best minds are attracted to U of T, and that a prospective student will never be deterred from a career in the field of information because of financial constraints.
Preparing Transformative Leaders
Philanthropic investment in this area will ensure we continue to prepare information professionals for the future and meet the growing demand for leaders in the field.
- Internship funding
- Co-op scholarship program
- Graduate student conference grants
Divisions, Departments, Institutes & Centres in the Faculty of Information
There are opportunities for the naming of physical spaces, such as labs or classrooms, that support research and education programs.
Priority capital projects include:
- A Centre for Global Museology
- Revitalization of the Coach House for the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology
Priority laboratories include:
- Electronic and digital preservation
- Electronic books
- Digital games and research
Chairs & Professorships (endowed or term)
Among the highest of honors that can be bestowed upon a distinguished faculty member, these funds promote innovative and significant work, and provide secure, flexible support for research and scholarly activities.
Priority areas include:
- Information Literacy
- Archival Science
Assistant Professorship (endowed or term)
This is a named faculty position awarded to new hires at the start of their academic career. It supports academic goals, serves as an important recruitment tool, and ensures that the best and brightest come to the Faculty of Information.
Priority areas are:
- Digital preservation
- Digital repositories
- Research funds
Solving the most vexing problems in the field of information requires creative, innovative ideas from the best minds in information research. The Dean’s Fund for the Support of Faculty Innovation in Information Research will provide revenue that the Dean can direct towards catalyzing the development of new research proposals, and to supporting bids that require matching funding.