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).