Media Releases

University of Toronto: Back-to-school 2013

August 20, 2013

TORONTO, ON – This September, U of T’s three campuses will come alive as more than 80,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff descend on Canada’s premier university for the coming academic year.

To assist your news team in producing interesting, relevant and timely news stories during back-to-school season, U of T’s media relations team will issue a series of education-related press releases in the coming days and weeks.

Here’s some more information that may be helpful as you plot your back-to-school coverage:

• Pertinent U of T facts and figures: http://media.utoronto.ca/factsheet/

• Relevant information about school start dates, residence move-in dates and orientation activities: http://media.utoronto.ca/media-releases/back-to-school-2013-key-dates/

• Contact information for U of T experts who can comment on a wide variety of education-related topics, from bullying to stress to inclusive schooling: http://media.utoronto.ca/breaking-news-experts/back-to-school-experts/

• Back to School pictures are available via the Digital Media Bank: http://mediabank.utoronto.ca/?c=8&k=29b9d27aff

Keep an eye out for our upcoming Back-to-School 2013 press releases and/or visit our website at http://www.media.utoronto.ca for this year’s releases.

And remember, the U of T media relations team is available 24/7 to help with your back-to-school questions and coverage. Contact us any time at 416-978-0100.

We look forward to working with your news team during the 2013-2014 school year.

Fun Facts about U of T

• Around 80,000 students will pursue their degrees at University of Toronto this year. That’s about twice the population of the Northwest Territories

• U of T’s undergraduate population, at around 65,600, outnumbers the population of Greenland

– Undergrads coming to U of T would fill the Roger’s Centre and the Air Canada Centre, at the same time

– Undergrads at St. George campus outnumber the population of Charlottetown, PEI

• With 44 libraries, U of T’s 21 million holdings could provide 1.5 books to every Ontarian

– Or nearly 8 books for each person living in Toronto

• The university contributes around $15.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year

– That’s more than the Olympics boosted London’s economy ($15 billion)

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For more information, contact:

U of T Media Relations Team
Tel: 416-978-0100
media.relations@utoronto.ca