Professor Raquel Urtasun

Professor Raquel Urtasun in her hiring by Uber to lead a new Toronto-based research and development centre for its Advanced Technologies Group


Professor Raquel Urtasun




Emerging and High Growth Companies

Date Closed

May 2017

Lead Office


On May 8, 2017, Raquel Urtasun, an Associate Professor from the University of Toronto, joined Uber Inc. Professor Urtasun, known for conducting world-leading research on self-driving vehicles, will bring Uber's first international research lab to Toronto and will head up self-driving efforts in Canada.

Uber will also invest $5 million over a number of years into the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto, which Urtasun helped found.

Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 570 cities worldwide.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented Professor Raquel Urtasun with a team consisting of Chad Bayne, Jay Greenspoon and Justin Dharamdial (Corporate), Nathaniel Lipkus (Intellectual Property), Colena Der (Tax), Allan Wells and Steven Dickie (Employment) and Marta Rochkin (Financial Services).