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2022 OREP Staff Achievement Awards Program launches today!

The Vice-President Operations & Real Estate Partnerships (OREP) established the annual Staff Achievement Awards Program in 2015 in order to recognize exceptional staff contributions to the success of their particular unit, the OREP portfolio, and/or the University. The program provides OREP with an opportunity to thank staff for the valuable work performed throughout the year. The awards will be presented at the OREP BBQ on August 24 (save the date – details to come!) This year, and in recognition of the various and varied ways our staff contribute to the success of the portfolio and the institution’s mission and [...]

April 1, 2022|Categories: Awards, News, Updates|

Isaac Straley named CISO of the year

(Photo by Lisa Sakulensky)   Isaac Straley, the University of Toronto’s chief information security officer (CISO), has been named CISO of the year at the CISO Forum Canada 2021. You can read more here.

November 26, 2021|Categories: Awards, Updates|

OREP hosts 6th (sort of) annual OREP BBQ & Awards event at Varsity Stadium!

(photos: Jackie Shapiro, Ancillary Services)   For the sixth year, and following a year's hiatus, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships team members gathered for the OREP Thank BBQ & Awards event, one day later than originally scheduled due to nature's fickle plans. Over 470 staff members had rsvpd with alacrity to enjoy delicious food – supplied by our very own Food Services culinary team - to the sounds of our Faculty of Music's student steel pan band, in a socially distanced, EAT-guided and EHS-approved event. This is our opportunity to celebrate our entire team, and to honour our often unsung [...]

October 5, 2021|Categories: Awards, News, Updates|

Congratulations to our VPOREP Annual Award Winners 2021!

(Photo: Jackie Shapiro, Ancillary Services) Read more about our award winners below: Outstanding Individual Employee Award Presented to an individual staff member (regardless of length of service) involved in any area of staff work who has made outstanding contributions that go beyond the ordinary fulfillment of the position’s duties.   Praveen Narayanaswamy (ITS) As an SAP Solutions Architect, Praveen has amassed a series of successfully accomplished, high profile, and complex projects for our institution and its various lines of business. He has demonstrated thoughtful and methodic approaches to organization, planning, execution and support, helping us transform our business systems, during [...]

October 5, 2021|Categories: Awards, News, Updates|

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.

April 21, 2021|Categories: Awards, News, Uncategorized, Updates|

2021 OREP Staff Achievement Awards Program launches!

The Vice-President Operations & Real Estate Partnerships (OREP) has 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. Depending on our restrictions at the time, the awards will either be presented at the Than-Q BBQs on August 24 and 25, 2021 and/or virtually on those dates.   Outstanding Individual Employee Award Presented to an individual staff [...]

April 1, 2021|Categories: Awards, News, Updates|

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!      

March 29, 2021|Categories: Awards, Uncategorized, Updates|

U of T once again recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

The GGRP team pose after winning the Outstanding Staff Team Award at the Operations & Real Estate Partnerships Annual Staff Achievement Awards in July 2019, which recognizes exceptional staff contributions to the success of their particular unit. The University of Toronto has been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2020, for the seventh time. This designation, issued by editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada Inc., recognizes employers who are leaders in developing exceptional sustainability initiatives that reduce the organization’s environmental footprint, create a culture of environmental awareness that empowers employees to contribute unique skills, [...]

June 19, 2020|Categories: Awards, Updates|
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