Universities in Vancouver and Toronto are struggling to find ways to entice professors to move to cities known for eye-popping house prices and out-of-control bidding wars. In Ontario, schools are looking for changes to provincial laws that would allow them to build affordable long-term housing for faculty. This month, planners and senior administrators from Toronto universities, McMaster in Hamilton, the University of Ottawa and others, met to discuss the challenges of recruiting new faculty in their housing markets. Young professors want to live close to their work, but many are worried their starting salaries make a downtown home unaffordable. “For [...]
SAVE THE DATE: the 2nd Annual Than-Q BBQ and VPUO Awards is on Wednesday, August 17th from 11 am to 1 pm in the UC Quad Last year's event was such a success that Scott wants to invite you to do it all again! The sunshine's been ordered, the band will be there and Jaco Lokker and his team are working on the menus...now all we need is YOU! Details for how to rsvp will be sent to you via your utoronto email over the next few days, and information will also be posted around offices, lunch rooms etc...or you [...]
University Architect at Cornell University since 2007, Gilbert Delgado, FAIA brings his skills to University Planning, Design & Construction ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ MEMORANDUM To: The University Community From: Scott Mabury, Vice-President University Operations Date: March 9, 2016 Re: Gilbert Delgado named Chief of University Planning, Design & Construction In January 2012 an organizational review for the Division of the Vice-President University Operations resulted in the creation of University Planning Design and Construction (UPDC), an amalgamation of the former Real-Estate Operations with the Office of Campus and Facilities Planning. The portfolio currently has [...]
Sustainability Office Main page March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Join us as we celebrate the environmental community at U of T, St George! Since 2014, our office has hosted the Green Gala! It’s a unique opportunity for staff, students, faculty, and friends of sustainability to come together and celebrate our collective hard work and accomplishments. We hope to see you on March 9th where you can look forward to: Presentation of the Green Ribbon Awards A keynote address by Professor Sara Hughes The reveal of the 2015-16 Sustainability Yearbook! This [...]
On September 16, 2015 the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport received top honours at the Toronto Urban Design Awards, winning the Award of Excellence for Public Buildings in Context. The Goldring Centre was recognized for the way in which the architects found a way to drop the field house “partly below ground and making each large space transparent to the street.” The jury applauded “the elegance of this solution and also the fine detail in the public realm around the building, from the materials of the emergency exit stairs to the pedestrian routes that slice through the building at ground [...]
On Thursday, September 3rd, MaRS announced and welcomed their upcoming health and life science anchor tenants to MaRS West Tower...and U of T was confirmed as having acquired a 20% undivided interest in the MaRS Phase 2 Investment Trust - a share of the West Tower. This was the first in a series of tenant announcements planned for the fall, and you can read Vice-President Scott Mabury's remarks here.