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:

• Rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion about school start dates, res­i­dence move-in dates and ori­en­ta­tion activ­i­ties:

• 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:

• Back to School pic­tures are avail­able via the Dig­i­tal Media Bank:

Keep an eye out for our upcom­ing Back-to-School 2013 press releas­es and/or vis­it our web­site at 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)


For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

U of T Media Rela­tions Team
Tel: 416–978-0100