2023 Operations & Real Estate Partnerships Annual Staff Achievement Awards Program is now open for nominations! (deadline: May 12 2023)
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 [...]
Deferred Maintenance Report for 2022 now available
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 [...]
Congratulations to our VPOREP Annual Award Winners 2022!
(all photos but the one of her by Jaclyn Shapiro) Read more about our award winners below: The OREP Impact Award – NEW! The Impact Award has been designed to recognize individuals or teams who, above and beyond their regular roles and responsibilities, have developed, revised or implemented a system, tool, process, initiative or program, which concluded in the last calendar year, that had a positive impact within their unit or portfolio, or across the University. The new Impact Award replaces the previous Outstanding Individual Employee and Outstanding Staff Team Awards. To be considered for the award, the nominee [...]
Six ways you can make your home office more sustainable
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.
University of Toronto named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers
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.
UofT’s Laneway Housing project has been awarded a 2021 Canadian Green Building Award
(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!
IT@UofT Strategic Plan Annual Report (2020) Released
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 [...]
Greening of UofT
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.
Appointment of Isaac Straley as Chief Information Security Officer
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 [...]
U of T Named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2018 (again)!
U of T has, once again, been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers! Read more here.