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About the Department

 

The University of Toronto, the largest university in Canada, is one of the highest ranked research universities in the world. It is located in downtown Toronto, a rich multi-cultural mix that provides for a stimulating living environment.

The Department is actively engaged in a wide range of observational and theoretical research and offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, as well as a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses. Together with our sibling units, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics (Dunlap),  there are close to 100 faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students here that make up a lively and diverse atmosphere in research, teaching and outreach.

Our graduate students come to Toronto from around the world with a wide range of academic backgrounds. They enjoy working with leading researchers in various fields, and are actively engaged in outreach programmes.
Department Chair: Ray Carlberg chair@astro.utoronto.ca
Associate Chair, Graduate: Marten van Kerkwijk grad.sec@astro.utoronto.ca
Associate Chair, Undergraduate: Dae-Sik Moon ungrad.sec@astro.utoronto.ca