Photo by Lisa Lightbourn A University of Toronto pilot project introducing three unique homes to the St. George campus – including two in a laneway near Robarts Library – has received a 2021 Canadian Green Building Award. Read more here.
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.
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 [...]
(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!
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, [...]
[easy-image-collage id=4567] For the fifth year, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships team members gathered for the OREP Thank BBQ & Awards event. To the New Orleans sounds of Loco Zydeco, over 600 staff members enjoyed delicious food - supplied by our very own Food Services culinary team, and cooked up by leads from all OREP units. 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. Our thanks once again to University College [...]
Read all about our Annual Award Winners! Outstanding Individual Award Marco Di Vittorio, ITS This past year, Marco took on two extremely demanding roles, in addition to his usual full slate of responsibilities. He was a key member of the Quercus (Academic Toolbox) Core Implementation team, while also serving as a member of the core team for the IT Strategic Planning process. That Marco was able to accomplish both of these simultaneously, while doing other parts of his daily job (including overseeing the infrastructural support for the University’s main website) – and all with aplomb and good humour, makes [...]
Congratulations to our caretaking team on this achievement! Cleaning Industry Management Standard - Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification demonstrates that University of Toronto has undergone a comprehensive assessment by an independent, accredited CIMS-GB assessor and has successfully demonstrated a commitment to the delivery of environmentally preferable services that are designed to meet customer needs and expectations. By implementing the CIMS-GB principles into our organization’s operations, Caretaking has established its capability to provide green cleaning services and assist the University in achieving points under the LEED-Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System. The certification process proved to be a [...]
Congratulations to our winners! Three OREP members were honoured at the SVP Award Luncheon on July 10th: Patrick Brennan, Property Manager, was chosen to be recognized for Significant Contribution and Sustained Service of Excellence. Patrick was nominated by Mary Patricia Byrne who wrote that Patrick is "complimented by his clients for his calm, friendly and proactive nature. He is organized. He is responsive and finds solutions. He is an excellent communicator". One of his supporters wrote of his "daily excellence" and the fact that Patrick is "highly respected both as a leader and a colleague" while another wrote that [...]
In 2015, the Vice-President University Operations (now VP, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships) established the annual Staff Achievement Awards Program in order to recognize exceptional staff contributions to the success of their particular unit, the University Operations portfolio and the University. The program provides University Operations with another opportunity to thank staff for the valuable work performed throughout the year. Three types of achievement-based awards will be presented at the 5th Annual Than-Q BBQ and Awards event on August 21, 2019. Outstanding Individual Employee Award Presented to an individual staff member (regardless of length of service) involved in any [...]