Dispensers providing free sanitary pads and tampons have been installed in 75 female, male and gender-inclusive washrooms in seven buildings on U of T's St. George campus (photo by Skylar Huang) Students and other members of the University of Toronto community on the St. George campus now have free access to menstrual hygiene products in a growing number of high-traffic washrooms. The Office of the Vice-Provost, Students and Facilities & Services have collaborated to install menstrual hygiene product dispensers in 75 female, male and gender-inclusive washrooms in seven buildings. The dispensers will provide free sanitary pads and tampons. The pilot project, [...]
(Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn) The University of Toronto is advancing Canada’s goals of transitioning to a low-carbon future and strengthening its economy through each of its research, innovation and teaching missions – with students playing a key role. Scott Mabury, U of T’s vice-president, operations and real estate partnerships, delivered the message at the recent Canada 360° Economic Summit 2022, which was hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and included appearances by Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem – a former dean of the Rotman School of Management – and François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and industry. Read more at [...]
Master's candidate Yazminv Aboelzahab (centre, right) is pictured with her husband Samir, as well as their children Salma and Adam, outside of U of T's family housing at 30 and 35 Charles Street West (photo by Johnny Guatto) Raising a young family while pursuing a graduate degree isn’t easy. Doing it in a new country far from home – and in a city with sky-high housing prices – is even more complicated. For Yasmin Aboelzahab, a mother of two and master of health sciences candidate at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, the challenges have been alleviated by living [...]
With Ontario beginning to lift COVID-19 restrictions as experts predict we’re past the peak of the latest Omicron-driven wave, universities and colleges across the country are preparing to return to in-person learning activities with appropriate safety measures in place. That includes the University of Toronto, which will resume some in-person learning and activities across its three campuses on Feb. 7. Read more at UofT News.
U of T is constructing Canada's largest urban geoexchange field under King's College Circle – a technology built in part on the pioneering work of Engineering's Frank Hooper (photo courtesy of U of T Facilities & Services). You can read more at UofT News.
Facilities & Services, in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students, is developing a new program that is aimed at advancing equity and enhancing the campus experience. In the first phase of this program, the Caretaking Services team is installing 75 free menstrual product dispensers in female, male, and gender-inclusive washrooms in seven buildings on campus. The dispensers will provide the community with access to free pads and tampons. Read more on the F&S website or subscribe to the F&S newsletter, Plugged In.
With much of the U of T community working and studying from home right now due to the pandemic, the Sustainability Office is sharing some easy steps to make your temporary home workspace more sustainable. Read more in the F&S Plugged In newsletter and on their website.
Message from Ron Saporta, Chief Operating Officer, Property Services & Sustainability, U of T Facilities & Services As always, Facilities & Services is committed to your safety, security, and comfort. We appreciate and value your partnership to ensure a smooth holiday closure period. The last day for regular F&S services at the St. George campus is Tuesday, December 21. Services will resume on Monday, January 3. You can find more information about requesting facilities support for the holiday closure period on the F&S website. Best wishes for the remainder of the semester, and for a safe and restful holiday season! Ron