U of T invites you to an evening showcasing four Connaught-funded researchers sharing their cutting-edge scholarship.  

Discover the latest big ideas from four of U of T’s sharpest minds: from what we know about the earliest moments of the universe, the dangers of international digital espionage, the politics of music in expatriate communities and the sounds of Kensington Market, to how we can exercise activism and advocacy through research.

The talks will be followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by broadcast journalist Mary Ito, host of The CRAM Podcast which highlights innovative research and big ideas in Canada. The roundtable will address the critical importance of university research today and consider the next big ideas to emerge.

The event is free and open to the public at U of T’s historic Convocation Hall.

All attendees receive a gift at the door.

What is the Connaught Fund?

Celebrating its 50th year, the Connaught Fund supports the research of U of T graduate students, early-career researchers, interdisciplinary teams, and innovators to enable them to meet the challenges facing our global society. To date, the Connaught Fund has awarded more than $178 million to researchers from a range of disciplines and a diversity of lived experiences.