OpEd: On cybersecurity, we must truly work together

By ISAAC STRALEY MAY 11, 2022 The old approach of each organization attempting ‘defence in depth’ doesn’t work anymore. What we really need is ‘defence through partnership.’ Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne recently announced an $80-million investment in a new Cyber Security Innovation Network, but real progress is going to take more than funding, writes Isaac Straley. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade Canada is under an unprecedented cyber siege and without immediate action, our standard of living and economic future is in jeopardy. Read more here.

May 11, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|

UofT News: Student-run program helps redirect surplus food to those in need

Ana Laura Noda González, a second-year student, is co-leading the U of T chapter of MealCare, which partners with campus eateries and grocery stores to collect, redistribute and deliver surplus food to local shelters and meal programs (photo by David Lee) Upon moving to Toronto, Tamara Altarac and Ana Laura Noda González were shocked by the mountain of food thrown away every day in Canada’s largest city – even as many residents face ongoing barriers to food access. “Coming to the city, I got to see how people interact with food here and how it is taken for granted,” says Altarac, who is studying [...]

May 2, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|

2022 OREP Staff Achievement Awards Program launches today!

The Vice-President Operations & Real Estate Partnerships (OREP) established the annual Staff Achievement Awards Program in 2015 in order to recognize exceptional staff contributions to the success of their particular unit, the OREP portfolio, and/or the University. The program provides OREP with an opportunity to thank staff for the valuable work performed throughout the year. The awards will be presented at the OREP BBQ on August 24 (save the date – details to come!) This year, and in recognition of the various and varied ways our staff contribute to the success of the portfolio and the institution’s mission and [...]

April 1, 2022|Categories: Awards, News, Updates|

Daily Commercial News: Massive geoexchange system will heat and cool U of T’s St. George campus

COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO — An aerial view of the front campus under construction at the University of Toronto, St. George looking south. Over 370 boreholes have been drilled 250 metres deep under front campus, nearly half the height of the CN Tower. Crews are preparing the footings, shoring walls and utilities for a one-level underground parking garage amidst the historic buildings at the downtown St. George campus of the University of Toronto (U of T). But that’s not the interesting part. Below the parking garage, crews have bored a field of 370 wells and inserted a series of U-shaped [...]

March 25, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|

UofT News: U of T reaches deal to acquire Knox College building on King’s College Circle

Knox College was founded in 1844 and became affiliated with U of T in 1890. The building itself was constructed between 1912 and 1915 (photo by Arthur Kwiatkowski) The University of Toronto has reached an agreement to acquire the Knox College properties at 59 and 63 St. George Street in a deal that will bring the college’s neo-gothic building under the university’s ownership while freeing up Knox to focus on its mission of theological education and programming. For U of T, Knox College is seen as one of the last missing pieces of the St. George campus and therefore a [...]

March 25, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|

UofT News: U of T explores university housing development at Bloor and Spadina

The proposed development of “Site 1,” visible at the southeast corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue, would provide academic space and housing for U of T students, faculty and staff, as well as their families (photo by Johnny Guatto)   The University of Toronto is in the early stages of exploring how the northwest corner of the St. George campus can be revitalized to provide much-needed and attainable university housing, including academic and amenity space – all while supplying carbon-friendly energy and advancing Indigenous place-making. The proposed development of “Site 1” – bounded by Bloor Street West, Spadina Avenue, [...]

March 18, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Office and Facilities & Services (F&S) collaborate to integrate accessibility features in service alerts

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Office is working with the Facilities & Services (F&S) department at the St. George campus to integrate accessibility features in service alerts. To facilitate this integration, F&S is conducting interviews to better understand the needs of the accessibility community and issuing a call for participants to share their experience about building access notices.

March 11, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|
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