With much of the U of T community working and studying from home right now due to the pandemic, the Sustainability Office is sharing some easy steps to make your temporary home workspace more sustainable. Read more in the F&S Plugged In newsletter and on their website.
For the eighth consecutive year the University of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. The designation recognizes employers who develop exceptional sustainability initiatives that reduce their environmental footprint and create a culture of environmental awareness that empowers employees to contribute – and is attractive to prospective clients. Read more here.
(Photo: BSN Architects) UofT's Laneway Housing Project has been recognized by a 2021 Canadian Green Building Award! This major achievement is bestowed on only ten projects nationally for all project categories and sizes. A key aspect of this recognition is rooted in the neighbourhood’s visionary planning framework, as well as its high environmental achievement, one of U of T’s first Net-Zero Carbon and Energy project. Winners submissions will be featured in a special awards issue of SABMag following an awards event in early June, so stay tuned!
Despite COVID-19’s significant challenges, Information Technology Services (ITS) , in partnership with your faculty IT units, was able to embrace the opportunity to drive and deliver transformative work needed to provide technology-enabled services and support University-wide throughout 2020. Now, University of Toronto (U of T) staff and faculty can look back on and review this progress and other updates in the IT@UofT Strategic Plan Annual Report (2020), released by ITS on Nov. 26. The report highlights — selected from more than 300 initiatives currently in progress —align with the strategic plan thematic pillars: People, Solutions and Collaboration. Quick facts: Quercus help [...]
Scott Mabury, Vice-President, Operations and Real Estate Partnerships & Vice-Provost, Academic Operations, says Canada’s largest geoexchange project is set to begin construction in April as part of efforts to reshape the heart of the St. George campus. Read more here.
Following an extensive search by a broadly representative search committee, we are very pleased to announce that Isaac Straley will be joining Information Technology Services as the University‘s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Isaac is set to join us on December 3, 2018. Isaac is a recognized thought leader in information security and privacy. Known for his collaborative approach, Isaac currently serves in dual roles at the University of California, Irvine (UCI): as CISO: Risk and Compliance, and as Campus Privacy Officer (CPO). During his 13 years at UCI he has held progressively senior roles, providing both strategic and [...]
Anne Macdonald, Director, Ancillary Services, has been awarded this year's Chancellor’s Award: Influential Leader category. Described as “visionary” by Yves Roberge, Principal, and Ron Vander Kraats, CAO, New College, Anne has, since taking the helm of Ancillary Services in 2002, quietly and determinedly led a team which has been responsible for several transformative accomplishments. Acquisition of the Toronto Colony Hotel and its transition to a university residence (89 Chestnut) Implementation of responsible procurement initiatives: bottled water ban, Bangladesh Accord requirement for merchandise manufacturing, local sustainable food partnerships Financial and relationship turn-around of university’s program in the Huron-Sussex neighbourhood, which set [...]
Scott Mabury: “I’m quite proud that we as an institution have adopted the most energy efficiency standards of any universities of which we are aware” (photo by Steve Frost) As a professor of environmental chemistry, Scott Mabury is one of the most highly cited scholars in his field. And, as the University of Toronto’s vice-president of university operations and vice-provost, academic operations, Professor Mabury is also one of U of T’s most highly sought decision-makers. Mabury was already serving as vice-provost, academic operations when the University created the position of vice-president, university operations and appointed Mabury to the role [...]