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 [...]

October 26, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized, Updates|

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 [...]

February 24, 2017|Categories: Awards, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

January 5, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorized, Updates|

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 [...]

May 24, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

April 7, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|
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