The Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto aspires to serve our community as a welcoming center for learning, communicating, and applying mathematics, while building on our strength as Canada’s preeminent research department in the discipline and a top department worldwide. The Department offers ground-breaking research, innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, opportunities to engage with and learn from world-renowned faculty, and networking opportunities with alumni and industry leaders.
The Department houses undergraduate mathematics programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George campus (UTSG) in downtown Toronto, as well as the tri-campus Graduate Department of Mathematics, to which mathematicians from across the three campuses of the University of Toronto are affiliated. Faculty members appointed to the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) or the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) do their undergraduate teaching on that campus and their graduate teaching at St George. The beautiful Mississauga and Scarborough campuses offer pleasant and spacious work environments at a reasonable commute from St. George. Faculty recruitment is done on a tri-campus basis, and the criteria are the same at all three campuses, namely excellence in research and teaching.
The Department is located next to the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, an international center for collaboration, innovation, research, and learning in mathematics and across a range of adjacent disciplines.
Mathematics is the study of shape, quantity, pattern and structure. It serves as a tool for our scientific understanding of the world. Knowledge of mathematics opens gateways to many different professions such as economics, finance, computing, engineering, and the natural sciences. Aside from practical considerations, mathematics can be a highly satisfying intellectual pursuit, with career opportunities in teaching and research. The department counts many of Canada's leading research mathematicians among its faculty. Our mathematics programs are flexible, allowing students to select courses based on specialization and interest.