UofT News: U of T partners with Canada Infrastructure Bank to boost climate positive efforts

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 [...]

July 19, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|

UDCS Displays Its Pride!

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!

June 29, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|

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.

June 29, 2022|Categories: Awards, News, Updates|

OpEd: On cybersecurity, we must truly work together

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.

May 11, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|

UofT News: Student-run program helps redirect surplus food to those in need

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 [...]

May 2, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|

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|

Daily Commercial News: Massive geoexchange system will heat and cool U of T’s St. George campus

COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO — An aerial view of the front campus under construction at the University of Toronto, St. George looking south. Over 370 boreholes have been drilled 250 metres deep under front campus, nearly half the height of the CN Tower. Crews are preparing the footings, shoring walls and utilities for a one-level underground parking garage amidst the historic buildings at the downtown St. George campus of the University of Toronto (U of T). But that’s not the interesting part. Below the parking garage, crews have bored a field of 370 wells and inserted a series of U-shaped [...]

March 25, 2022|Categories: News, Updates|
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