Two UCers are the driving force behind the Vector Institute, a newly announced hub for artificial intelligence research in Toronto. University College faculty member Geoffrey Hinton, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science and Google Engineering Fellow, will serve as its Chief Scientific Adviser. Alumnus Ed Clark (BA 1969 UC), former TD Bank CEO, is the Vector Institute's board chair. Hinton and Clark are both quoted in this story announcing the Vector Institute in the Toronto Star.
You can read more about the Vector Institute in U of T News.