Congratulations to Anne Macdonald, Influential Leader and 2017 Chancellor’s Award winner
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 [...]
Professor Scott Mabury reappointed as U of T’s vice-president, university operations and vice-provost, academic operations
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 [...]
U of T being featured as an Energy-efficiency Champion in November 2nd’s Globe and Mail
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 2ND ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OPERATIONS THAN-Q BBQ ON AUGUST 17TH!
RSVP HERE BY MONDAY, JULY 25TH TO HAVE YOUR NAME ENTERED IN THE EARLY BIRD PRIZE DRAW FOR EITHER 1 MONTH OF FREE PARKING OR A FREE METROPASS FOR A MONTH, COURTESY OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES!
University Operations shows its Pride!
In the News: Universities struggle to attract professors amid soaring housing prices
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 – Wednesday, August 17th
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 [...]
Gilbert Delgado named Chief of University Planning, Design & Construction
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 [...]
March 9th: Join us as we celebrate the environmental community on the St George Campus!
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 [...]