University Professors


The University of Toronto owes much of its reputation and stature to the quality of its eminent professors. The University recognizes unusual scholarly achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge through the designation of University Professor. The number of such appointments does not generally exceed two per cent of the tenured faculty. Its very exclusivity stands to underline the highly prestigious nature of the University Professor designation.  

Nomination Process & Information

Online Submission

Created in 2015, the online submission tool helps you mange your current nomination(s) and track previous submissions. We welcome all and any feedback as we continue to refine this tool. Please note we still accept hard-copy and electronic files (via email) if that is your preference. 

Caroline Cardarople
Special Projects Officer
Office of the Vice-President & Provost

Honouring our 2016 University Professors

Richard Florida

Rotman School of Management
Research Interests:
Cities, innovation and urban economic development

John Hull

Rotman School of Management
Research Interests:
Derivatives and risk management

Ato Quayson

Faculty of Arts & Science
Department of English

Research Interests:
African literature, postcolonial diaspora studies, urban studies and literary theory

Arthur Ripstein

Faculty of Law
and Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts & Science

Research Interests:
Political philosophy and legal theory


Peter Zandstra

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME)

Research Interests:
Stem cell bioengineering

2015 University Professors
Current University Professors at the University of Toronto
Complete Index of University Professors
Note: The Complete Index includes emeritus professors and deceased professors.