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University of Toronto

University of Toronto (UofT) (Toronto, ON) is a globally-renowned academic and research institution. It receives the most annual research funding of any Canadian university and, through its Boundless Campaign, endeavors to become a global leader in key areas that are pivotal to the future well-being of our planet.

The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto is the largest Family Medicine training program in North America. The department is recognized internationally for its clinical, educational and research excellence.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) consistently ranks among the top in North America. It attracts outstanding students, has excellent research and teaching facilities, and has an outstanding faculty of more than 75 professors in biomedical, computer, communications, electromagnetics, electronics, energy systems, photonics and systems control. Many of its members are international leaders in their field.

DFCM will support the development and evaluation of a data safe haven to support data extraction from multiple EMRs, all on different platforms, into one secure, searchable repository. DFCM is contributing up to $1.72 million to finance the development and evaluation of this product.

ECE will support the development of a portable cell analyzer for advancing global remote testing capabilities in hepatitis and syphilis. ECE will collaborate with ChipCare Corporation to develop new microfluidic chip diagnostic test for these critical diseases in the global health space.