Established in 2013, the Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential (SVP) Staff Award recognizes outstanding contributions by staff (Confidential, Unionized, or Professional & Managerial at any level) who work in service of the President’s Office, the Division of the Vice-President & Provost, a Vice-Presidential Division (where the Vice-President is a member of Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidents), or the Office of the Governing Council. Recipients of the SVP Staff Award demonstrate outstanding leadership advancing the University’s mission and / or exceptional service to enhance the University experience for students, faculty, librarians, and / or staff. This year, four OREP colleagues were honoured: Brian Szuberwood, Executive [...]
Rendering courtesy of Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. The ever-expanding student population of the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) could soon get a modern residence that would add a striking architectural presence to the southwest edge of the campus. You can read more here.
The Vice-President Operations & Real Estate Partnerships (OREP) established the annual Staff Achievement Awards Program in order to recognize exceptional staff contributions to the success of their particular unit, the Operations & Real Estate Partnerships portfolio and the University. The program provides Operations & Real Estate Partnerships with an opportunity to thank staff for the valuable work performed throughout the year. The awards will be presented at the VPOREP Thank You BBQ on August 28 (save the date – details to come!) Three Award categories are now open for nominations: The OREP Impact Awards (Individual or Team) The Impact Award has been designed to [...]
The Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture at the University of Toronto has announced the 2023 recipients of the Pinnacle Awards and we are delighted to announce that Ron Saporta, Chief Operating Officer, Property Services & Sustainability, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships, has been named the winner of the Chancellor's Award 2023, Influential Leader category. The citation states: Ron has led and collaborated on a broad range of initiatives since he joined U of T that have had a significant and lasting impact on the institution. Lauded by his colleagues and staff as “incredibly collaborative”, “supportive”, “unflappable”, “inspirational”, “innovative, energetic, [...]
The Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture at the University of Toronto has announced the 2023 recipients of the Pinnacle Awards and we are delighted that one of our favourite people at Spaces & Experiences, Gloria Zangari Cuneo, has been awarded the President’s Excellence Award for Emerging Excellence. You can read more here!
In honour of International Women’s Day, S & E met up with six incredible women who work with us in various areas of our university operations. These consummate professionals are just a few of the individuals who keep things running behind the scenes at U of T, always with a smile and a focus on providing excellence in service to our community. Here are their stories.
Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share our deferred maintenance report for 2022. Taking care of deferred maintenance needs on our campus is imperative to creating a world-class student experience and supporting our academic and research mission. As you know, Facilities & Services oversees our campus’s deferred maintenance and facilities renewal program to ensure buildings and grounds are kept in a state of good repair to enable the University of Toronto’s academic and research mission. Today we are planning the future of U of T’s extensive infrastructure amid changing economic tides and imminent climate change. Over the course of the [...]
The inaugural recipients of the EUTA Awards were recently announced, and several OREP colleagues have been honoured! Established in 2022, the Exemplary U of T Ambassador (EUTA) Award recognizes the contributions and achievements of librarians and staff, as individuals or in teams, who have provided outstanding service, furthered the strategic priorities of their unit, department, faculty, or division, and made a significant, positive impact on the University. Congratulations to OREP members: Mark Simpson, Former Director, Building Services, Grounds & Trades, recognized for fostering innovations that increased productivity and efficacy, and providing thoughtful, supportive, and collaborative leadership for caretaking, grounds, trades, [...]
Professor Scott Mabury, a renowned environmental chemist, will serve as University of Toronto vice-president, operations and real estate partnerships and vice-provost, academic operations for another three years. At a meeting on Dec. 15, the university’s Governing Council approved an extension of Mabury’s term until June 30, 2026. “Professor Mabury’s visionary leadership of this large and complex portfolio has had a profound impact at the University of Toronto,” President Meric Gertler said. “The extension of his term ensures that the university maintains momentum and maximizes opportunities to complete the major initiatives currently underway. “I am deeply grateful to Scott for his outstanding service to the university, [...]