IT@UofT Strategic Plan Annual Report (2021) released
The IT@UofT Strategic Plan Annual Report (2021) was released on November 25, 2021. It highlights ITS’ work and achievements and our collaborative efforts with unit and divisional partners from September 2020 to August 2021. Since our last report, we have been called upon to continue evolving our response to urgent academic and workplace needs, plan our recovery as we return to campus and reset our priorities to leverage digitally enabled workflow and business process capacity. Highlights profiled in this report feature key projects that advance our strategic initiatives and support our core values. Despite the exceptional challenges we have faced, together with the IT@UofT community, our [...]
Isaac Straley named CISO of the year
(Photo by Lisa Sakulensky) Isaac Straley, the University of Toronto’s chief information security officer (CISO), has been named CISO of the year at the CISO Forum Canada 2021. You can read more here.
UofT News: Scott Mabury highlights U of T’s sustainability efforts at Toronto Region Board of Trade event
University of Toronto research in clean-tech and renewable energy will help organizations in the Toronto region and across Canada achieve net-zero emissions – while generating thousands of new jobs, says Scott Mabury, U of T’s vice-president, operations and real estate partnerships. At the same time, U of T’s own ambitious carbon-reduction plan will serve as a model for other universities and institutions, Mabury told members of the Toronto Region Board of Trade during a panel discussion last week. You can read more here.
All aboard the GO-VAXX bus
This month Facilities & Services partnered with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Metrolinx to bring a GO-VAXX pop-up vaccine clinic to the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. Over the summer, U of T hosted a vaccine clinic in the Exam Centre that administered 55,964 doses, including pop-ups in community hot spots and nearly 1,600 members of Indigenous communities before wrapping up in September. The GO-VAXX bus on the corner of Willcocks and St. George (photo by Skyler Huang) Read more about this great initiative and partnership here.
Daily Commercial News: First of two U of T towers rises, creating Canada’s largest innovation centre
by Grant Cameron October 25, 2021 PHOTO COURTESY OF U OF T — Presently, trades are working on building the eighth and ninth floors of the first of two towers that will make up the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre at the University of Toronto. The tower will have 250,000 square feet of learning space for students at the university with a focus on artificial intelligence, innovation and machine and deep learning. A small army of skilled trades and contractors are working on building the first of two towers that will make up the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre at the University of [...]
In the Bulletin: U of T staff recognized at annual OREP BBQ & Awards
Photo by Jackie Shapiro The 6th annual Operations & Real Estate Partnerships (OREP) Thank You BBQ & Awards event took place at Varsity Stadium on October 5 to recognize and celebrate exceptional staff and team contributions over the past year and a half. Read more here.
OREP hosts 6th (sort of) annual OREP BBQ & Awards event at Varsity Stadium!
(photos: Jackie Shapiro, Ancillary Services) For the sixth year, and following a year's hiatus, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships team members gathered for the OREP Thank BBQ & Awards event, one day later than originally scheduled due to nature's fickle plans. Over 470 staff members had rsvpd with alacrity to enjoy delicious food – supplied by our very own Food Services culinary team - to the sounds of our Faculty of Music's student steel pan band, in a socially distanced, EAT-guided and EHS-approved event. This is our opportunity to celebrate our entire team, and to honour our often unsung [...]
Congratulations to our VPOREP Annual Award Winners 2021!
(Photo: Jackie Shapiro, Ancillary Services) Read more about our award winners below: Outstanding Individual Employee Award Presented to an individual staff member (regardless of length of service) involved in any area of staff work who has made outstanding contributions that go beyond the ordinary fulfillment of the position’s duties. Praveen Narayanaswamy (ITS) As an SAP Solutions Architect, Praveen has amassed a series of successfully accomplished, high profile, and complex projects for our institution and its various lines of business. He has demonstrated thoughtful and methodic approaches to organization, planning, execution and support, helping us transform our business systems, during [...]
F&S’s latest issue of Plugged In is now available!
Facilities and Services features several stories and updates in their latest issue of Plugged In: Welcoming the U of T community back to campus Facilities & Services has been working diligently with our campus partners to implement many of the safety measures the University put in place to ensure a safe return to campus this fall, including improved ventilation, building signage, and enhanced cleaning. Learn more about how we’ve helped to prepare campus. Passion drives change at the Sustainability Office The St. George campus’s Sustainability Office is a small team with big goals that include making the University a leader in sustainability—and they want the help of the U of T community! Get to [...]
While you were away… U of T was busy building for the future
The University of Toronto has been working hard on transformational projects, aiming to complete as much construction work as possible before students return. You can read more here.