A club for donors who reflect the leadership of our past presidents

Since 1977, Presidents’ Circle has honoured donors whose commitment to the vision and leadership of U of T’s Presidents–present and past–has enabled the University to achieve prominence in Canada and internationally.

Commemorating the University’s Royal Charter of 1827, all individuals with annual gifts of $1,827 or more and corporations with annual gifts of $10,000 or more receive special acknowledgement as welcomed members of the Presidents’ Circle — a unique recognition society for those donors whose commitment reflects the vision and leadership of the University’s past presidents.

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Presidents’ Circle Events Series

As a Presidents’ Circle member, you are invited to attend special lectures and events presented by the University’s most celebrated, insightful and inspiring professors. We hope that you that you will join us at the various events throughout the season to thank you in person for your support of the University of Toronto.

Upcoming Events

Engineering Healthy Hearts

Tuesday, March 13 2018


Professor Craig Simmons, Distinguished Professor of Mechanobiology, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto.

Topic Description

Heart failure is among the world’s deadliest and fastest growing diseases, affecting everyone from babies born with heart defects to retirees whose weakened hearts cannot pump enough blood to meet their bodies’ needs. One of Canada’s foremost cardiac researchers, Prof. Simmons, and his colleagues at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, are helping to change the face of heart disease. Multidisciplinary teams of engineers, biologists and clinicians are growing “living tissue” heart muscle and heart valves that promise to restore heart function, reduce the need for surgeries, and improve drug discovery to provide new hope for cardiac patients of all ages.

Event Details

Tuesday, March 13 2018
6:00-7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Lecture
Rotman School of Management
Desautels Hall (South Building)
105 St. George Street

To RSVP Please email dua.events@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-1064