2023 Operations & Real Estate Partnerships Annual Staff Achievement Awards Program is now open for nominations! (deadline: May 12 2023)
The Vice-President Operations & Real Estate Partnerships (OREP) 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. The awards will be presented at the VPOREP Thank You BBQ on August 28 (save the date – details to come!) Three Award categories are now open for nominations: The OREP Impact Awards (Individual or Team) The Impact Award has been designed to [...]
Ron Saporta, COO, is the 2023 Chancellor’s Award (Influential Leader) Winner!
The Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture at the University of Toronto has announced the 2023 recipients of the Pinnacle Awards and we are delighted to announce that Ron Saporta, Chief Operating Officer, Property Services & Sustainability, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships, has been named the winner of the Chancellor's Award 2023, Influential Leader category. The citation states: Ron has led and collaborated on a broad range of initiatives since he joined U of T that have had a significant and lasting impact on the institution. Lauded by his colleagues and staff as “incredibly collaborative”, “supportive”, “unflappable”, “inspirational”, “innovative, energetic, [...]
President’s Excellence Awards Recognizes S&E’s Gloria Cuneo
The Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture at the University of Toronto has announced the 2023 recipients of the Pinnacle Awards and we are delighted that one of our favourite people at Spaces & Experiences, Gloria Zangari Cuneo, has been awarded the President’s Excellence Award for Emerging Excellence. You can read more here!
OREP Team members win inaugural Exemplary UofT Ambassador (EUTA) Awards!
The inaugural recipients of the EUTA Awards were recently announced, and several OREP colleagues have been honoured! Established in 2022, the Exemplary U of T Ambassador (EUTA) Award recognizes the contributions and achievements of librarians and staff, as individuals or in teams, who have provided outstanding service, furthered the strategic priorities of their unit, department, faculty, or division, and made a significant, positive impact on the University. Congratulations to OREP members: Mark Simpson, Former Director, Building Services, Grounds & Trades, recognized for fostering innovations that increased productivity and efficacy, and providing thoughtful, supportive, and collaborative leadership for caretaking, grounds, trades, [...]
Ron Saporta receives Clean50, Clean16 awards
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 [...]
Celebrating F&S’s 2022 OREP award winners
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.
Congratulations to our VPOREP Annual Award Winners 2022!
(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 [...]
OREP hosts 7th annual OREP BBQ & Awards event!
(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 [...]
CanSSOC recognized at 2022 CUCCIO Awards Ceremony
As part of the Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO) 2022 CANHEIT conference in Abbotsford, BC, there was an in-person gala held on June 22 to celebrate this year’s CUCCIO Award winners. The Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre’s (CanSSOC) Threat Feed services, which has been developed, in part, by UofT ITS members, was awarded CUCCIO’s Collaboration Award. Read more here.
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 [...]