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June 30th, 2017

Update on U.S. Supreme Court ruling on travel restrictions

Update on United States Supreme Court Ruling on Travel Restrictions (PDAD&C #122)

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June 28th, 2017

A note of congrats from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

We are pleased and proud to receive this congratulatory note from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (PDF, 159 kB) for the University of Toronto becoming one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017.

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June 27th, 2017

Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding travel restrictions to the U.S.

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the revised Immigration Executive Order that took effect March 16, 2017 would be upheld with the exception of foreigners holding “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States….” Read the full post on the Immigration section … Read More

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June 26th, 2017

Principles of the Expert Panel on Education and Prevention of Sexual Violence released (PDAD&C #117)

After a year of diligent work and consultation, the Expert Panel on Education and Prevention of Sexual Violence has submitted to me its principles to guide sexual violence education and prevention training for students, staff, and faculty on all three University of Toronto campuses….. Read the full memo on these principles Source: Communications for Academic … Read More

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June 22nd, 2017

CUPE 3902 (Unit 5) salary increases under the renewal collective agreement

Date: June 21, 2017 To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs (via the Provost’s Digest); Business Officers (via the AMS Listserv); Divisional HR Offices From: Mikael Swayze, Senior Strategic Partner, Academic Labour Relations & Special Projects, Labour Relations, Division of Human Resources & Equity Re: CUPE 3902 (Unit 5) salary increases under the renewal collective … Read More

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June 22nd, 2017

Compensation update for Confidential, PM, AP and RA / SRA staff

Date: June 23, 2017 To: Confidential Staff; Professional & Managerial Staff; Advancement Professionals; Research Associates & Senior Research Associates From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity CC: HR Divisional Offices Re: Compensation update for Confidential, PM, AP and RA / SRA staff Compensation changes Further to my message of April 13, 2017, I am … Read More

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June 19th, 2017

U of T celebrates retiring faculty and staff

Each spring, the University honours employees as they embark on their next adventure: retirement. This year’s celebration took place at Hart House on Thursday, May 11, 2017. See who’s on the list of 2016–17 U of T retirees (PDF, 31 kB) Look through our album of 2017 Retirement Reception photos on Flickr

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June 14th, 2017

Enjoy fitness, dining, and culture through the Joint Membership Plan

What the Plan offers The Joint Membership Plan offers a combined, discounted membership fee for the following three University of Toronto St. George (UTSG) facilities: The Athletic Centre The University of Toronto’s (U of T) Athletic Centre provides a wide range of recreational programs for all ages and skill levels. Joint Plan members enjoy access to … Read More

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June 1st, 2017

Agreement ratified between U of T and IBEW (Machinists)

Date: June 1, 2017 To: U of T Community From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity CC: HR Divisional Offices; The Bulletin Brief Re: Agreement ratified between University of Toronto and IBEW (Machinists Unit) The University of Toronto (U of T) is pleased to announce that the tentative agreement reached May 30, 2017, between the … Read More

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June 1st, 2017

Agreement ratified between U of T and CUPE 3902, Unit 5 (Postdoctoral Fellows)

Date: June 1, 2017 To: U of T Community From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity CC: HR Divisional Offices; The Bulletin Brief Re: Agreement ratified between University of Toronto and CUPE 3902, Unit 5 (Postdoctoral Fellows) I am very pleased to announce that the tentative agreement reached on May 18, 2017, between the University … Read More

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May 31st, 2017

Canada Savings Bond Program to be discontinued November 1

Earlier this year, the Government of Canada announced that it will discontinue the sale of Canada Savings Bonds (CSBs). Consequently, CSBs will no longer be available for purchase through the Payroll Savings Program as of November 2017. What this means for participants in the CSB Payroll Savings Program Your CSB contributions will continue to be … Read More

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May 25th, 2017

Who’s True Blue? Megan Janssen

The True Blue Award emerged from the most recent Speaking Up: Faculty & Staff Experience Survey. The results showed that feeling valued and recognized in the communities in which they work rated highly among employees. The True Blue Award complements the recognition programs already in existence at the University of Toronto (U of T) and provides staff … Read More

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May 24th, 2017

Holiday Schedule 2017–18 and 2018–19

Date: May 24, 2017 To: All Faculty & Staff From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost CC: HR Divisional Offices Re: Holiday Schedule 2017–18 and 2018–19 In planning the University’s holiday schedule, we make every effort to provide a two-week closure in December, knowing how all of us appreciate … Read More

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May 18th, 2017

2017 Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Award recipients announced

Date: May 18, 2017 From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity, and Chair, Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Award Re: Recipients of Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Award announced Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce and congratulate this year’s recipients of the Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Awards – a program that recognizes outstanding performance in the … Read More

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May 16th, 2017

Meet HR & Equity’s first Diversity Program intern

Wuwuoritseetan (Wuwu) Ugbeye In 2016, the Division of Human Resources & Equity launched the Diversity Internship Program — a one-year program aimed at recruiting emerging HR professionals from underrepresented groups. Our first call was met with a tremendous response. “The inaugural Diversity Internship received 846 applicants,” states Cherilyn Nobleza, manager of HR policy and projects for Integrated HR at the … Read More

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May 8th, 2017

Who’s True Blue? Sophie Harding

The True Blue Award emerged from the most recent Speaking Up: Faculty & Staff Experience Survey. The results showed that feeling valued and recognized in the communities in which they work rated highly among employees. The True Blue Award complements the recognition programs already in existence at the University of Toronto (U of T) and provides staff … Read More

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May 5th, 2017

Who’s True Blue? Kimberley Tull

The True Blue Award emerged from the most recent Speaking Up: Faculty & Staff Experience Survey. The results showed that feeling valued and recognized in the communities in which they work rated highly among employees. The True Blue Award complements the recognition programs already in existence at the University of Toronto (U of T) and provides staff … Read More

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May 3rd, 2017

Launch of the 2017 SRA / RA Performance Assessment Process

To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs (via Provost’s Digest); Senior Research Associates & Research Associates (Limited Term) From: Deborah Ovsenny, Executive Director, Total Rewards, Human Resources & Equity CC: HR Divisional Offices Re: For action: Launch of 2017 Annual Performance Assessment Process for Senior Research Associates & Research Associates (Limited Term) Assessments begin May 8, … Read More

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April 24th, 2017

U of T: It’s greener here

The University of Toronto’s official colour might be blue, but it’s actually a very green place to be. Source: U of T News April 21, 2017

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April 24th, 2017

Flags lowered to half-mast for National Day of Mourning

20,702 people lost their lives due to workplace incidents, between 1993 and 2000 Flags on all three campuses will be lowered to half-mast on Friday, April 28 to observe the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. Officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, the National Day of Mourning is … Read More

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