OCTOBER 13, 2022 Ron Saporta, chief operating officer at the University of Toronto’s Facilities & Services, has been named a 2023 Canada's Clean16 and Clean50 honouree by Delta Management Group. The Clean50 awards recognize sustainability leaders in Canada across 16 industry categories – with the leader in each category receiving the Clean16. “As an environmental engineer and an alumnus of U of T, I am grateful for the rare opportunity to work on a lifelong passion – bettering our environment with technology and innovation – alongside excellent and dedicated colleagues,” Saporta said. “We have rolled up our sleeves and are excited to make [...]
(Photo courtesy of OVO) Thanks to our Trademark Licensing team, the University of Toronto and OVO are set to drop their second fall-winter capsule collection for students who want to showcase their pride in the university – with U.S. rapper and singer Lil Yachty brought in to help model the latest line. Read more at UofT News.
On August 24, the Operations and Real Estate Partnerships (OREP) division held a celebration at the Sir Daniel Wilson Quad that drew more than 600 staff to reflect on the successes of the last year—from awards to new initiatives, and more. Now in its seventh year, the award ceremony is the division’s way of bringing departments together for a BBQ and celebrating the outstanding work of OREP staff. The award ceremony and BBQ took place at University College’s Sir Daniel Wilson Quad (photo by Jackie Shapiro) This year, 42 Facilities & Services staff were recognized. You can read more here.
(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 [...]
(photos 1,2,3, 5, 6, 7 by Jackie Shapiro, 4 by Joyce Hahn) On August 24th, over 620 Operations & Real Estate Partnerships team members gathered for the 7th OREP Thank BBQ & Awards event. This is our opportunity to celebrate our entire team, and to honour our often unsung heroes for the great work they do in creatively, efficiently and dedicatedly furthering our mission through our three levels of OREP Awards. At the ceremony, Scott Mabury, VPOREP presented staff with 19 Distinguished Service Awards; 8 Impact Awards (Individual); 101 Impact Awards (Team) to members from 10 OREP and cross-divisional [...]
Visit the Plugged In site to read more about: the Central Steam Plant's annual shutdown the Updated Electrical Design Standard UofT's partnership with Canada's Infrastructure Bank how to certify your office or event as sustainable And, get to know Business Officer Shannon Guo Finally, congratulations to Campus Safety Officer Al Hastings who has received a Toronto Police Services award for 25+ years of volunteer work with the Special Olympics!
Ron Saporta, U of T’s chief operating officer, property services and sustainability, takes Ehren Cory, CEO of CIB, Karina Gould, families, children and social development, and U of T President Meric Gertler on a tour of the university’s central steam plant (photo by Johnny Guatto) The University of Toronto will receive $56 million in financing from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) to accelerate the university’s plans to achieve a climate positive campus. Through the launch of Project LEAP, U of T will use the CIB financing to complete deep energy retrofit projects – such as converting gas boilers to [...]
University Development and Campus Services (UDCS) hosted its inaugural Display Your Pride event on June 15, and clearly the team had an amazing time as they demonstrated thoughtful solidarity with their LGBT2QAi co-workers on campus and beyond and also exemplified what it means to be an ally of this wonderful community!