Message from the Director

Headshot of Rie Kijima

Munk One is the first year foundation program at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. It is the smallest first-year undergraduate program at the University of Toronto. The size of the cohort enables students to get to know each other well and to form strong relationships with faculty and mentors. 

There is a lot of exciting programming scheduled for the upcoming year! The two core courses are paired with a year-long lab course where students tackle global challenges that are framed using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Students also take part in a case competition and gain practical research skills. Innovation and creativity is at the heart of the Munk One curriculum. Students are challenged to think about big and complex questions and come up with scalable solutions. We cater our program to inquisitive learners who are interested in making this world a better place. Munk One students gain skills to become effective problem-solvers and innovate through the identification of needs that are present in our society. Welcome to Munk One!