(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!
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.
The University of Toronto has entered the third year of its participation in UniForum, a global benchmarking data collection program. The data is used to enhance administrative and support services at the University of Toronto. Read more here.
By ISAAC STRALEY MAY 11, 2022 The old approach of each organization attempting ‘defence in depth’ doesn’t work anymore. What we really need is ‘defence through partnership.’ Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne recently announced an $80-million investment in a new Cyber Security Innovation Network, but real progress is going to take more than funding, writes Isaac Straley. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade Canada is under an unprecedented cyber siege and without immediate action, our standard of living and economic future is in jeopardy. Read more here.
Ana Laura Noda González, a second-year student, is co-leading the U of T chapter of MealCare, which partners with campus eateries and grocery stores to collect, redistribute and deliver surplus food to local shelters and meal programs (photo by David Lee) Upon moving to Toronto, Tamara Altarac and Ana Laura Noda González were shocked by the mountain of food thrown away every day in Canada’s largest city – even as many residents face ongoing barriers to food access. “Coming to the city, I got to see how people interact with food here and how it is taken for granted,” says Altarac, who is studying [...]