Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport

The Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport (TISS) is a global centre of excellence for high performance sport science and sport medicine.

Established through a generous $20-million gift from the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Family Foundation, TISS brings together the sport science research of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education with the sports medicine research of U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, and the clinical and research expertise of the Dovigi Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Sinai Health.

Professor Ira Jacobs is the Interim Director of the Institute. Learn more.


The mission of the Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport (TISS) is to support research that advances high performance in sport for professional and non-professional athletes and para-athletes, as well as for members of the wider community, both able bodied and with disabilities, who want to optimize their recreational participation in sport.

Read the Implementation Plan for the Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport.

TISS Website  


KPE Faculty

  • Professor, Exercise Physiology
  • Director, Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport