U of T Name the New Portal Contest!

U of T is ushering in a new era! A new Portal (provided by Canvas) is arriving soon and it needs a name – something that captures U of T’s spirit and commitment to community, teaching and learning. The new Portal is designed to enhance students’ learning needs. It works like a smartphone with a platform that your instructors can use like an ‘app store’ – it’s intuitive and easy to navigate.

But first things first, the new Portal needs a name!


Enter the Name the New Portal contest for a chance to win a $250 gift card for the U of T Bookstore.  

Submit your proposed name and a short rationale (max 250 words) on why your submission is the best choice via the online contest entry form (link below).


The contest is open from October 30, 2017 at 12:01 am, to November 22, 2017 at 5:00pm EST.

Who is eligible:  

The contest is open to students registered at the University of Toronto for the duration of the contest period. See contest rules for details on eligibility.


The winner will receive a $250 gift card for the U of T Bookstore. 

The winning entry will adhere to the U of T Name the New Portal Contest official competition rules.

 How to Enter:

  1. Entrants must read the contest rules before submitting an entry
  2. Each entrant should submit their suggested name via the online contest entry form (see below).
  3. If the entrant is a person with a disability and seeks accommodation to enter, please contact Cheryl Gibbs at 416.946.8522 or cheryl.gibbs@utoronto.ca.


Entries will be reviewed by University of Toronto community Steering Committee. You can learn more about the new Portal (also known as a learning management engine), its features, the community engagement process, and implementation timeline at http://toolboxrenewal.utoronto.ca/

The winner will be notified by email no later than December 1, 2017.

For any questions or inquiries contact:

Name the New Portal Contest
Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
Suite 225, 27 King’s College Circle
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1


(click here for the online entry form)