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December 5th, 2019

U of T recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2020

Thank you for making U of T one of the best places to work in the Greater Toronto Area! The University of Toronto (U of T) has been recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2020 for the 14th consecutive year! U of T has been honoured with this award every year since … Read More

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December 5th, 2019

Staff Announcement: Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Date: December 5, 2019 To: HR Divisional Offices; Division of HR & Equity From:  Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity We are delighted to announce that Shannon Simpson, member of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation, has been appointed to the role of Director, Indigenous Initiatives as of January … Read More

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November 26th, 2019

2019 Annual Pension Statements now available on Employee Self-Service

Your statement summarizes the pension benefits you have earned to June 30, 2019. Remember that since 2012 statements are now provided exclusively online on ESS. Proposed Conversion to the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP) The University is proposing to convert the University of Toronto Pension Plan (the “Plan”) to the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP) … Read More

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November 22nd, 2019

U of T recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for the 13th consecutive year

The University of Toronto has been recognized again as a top employer in Canada. The 2020 competition results for Canada’s Top 100 Employers acknowledge U of T’s continued leadership in a number of employment practices. This is the 13th consecutive year that the University has received the award in the national category. “At U of … Read More

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November 8th, 2019

Staying Healthy This Flu Season

Date: November 8, 2019 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost Cc:  Divisional HR Offices Flu season has started and there are many ways you can avoid catching or spreading the virus. In addition to frequent hand-washing and staying home if … Read More

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November 8th, 2019

Invitation to Participate in U of T Focus Groups: Green Shield Benefits & Trans Health

In consultation with the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) and Queer U of T Employees (QUTE), our partners at Green Shield are undergoing a review of covered benefits and reviewing their in-house training and communications with a focus on trans health. They have already conducted research and consultations with WPATH/CPATH, the provincial government, Rainbow … Read More

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November 8th, 2019

U of T steps it up once again for Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month

Congratulations to all 111 teams and 644 staff who walked 229 million steps (equivalent to 175, 000 km) in the October 10,000 Steps Challenge for Staff at U of T. The results are in: First Prize for the team with the highest average number of steps is RunTime Exception – Library Information Technology Services Second Prize for a team … Read More

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November 7th, 2019

U of T Hosts the Inaugural Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series

November 7, 2019 “How can institutions think strategically about equity, diversity and inclusion and leverage it to enhance its academic mission: research, teaching, and innovation?” This was just one of the many important questions that were discussed at the inaugural event of the Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series, organized by the Anti-Racism and Cultural … Read More

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November 4th, 2019

For Action: Launch of the DEFERRED 2019 Annual Performance Assessment process for Professional & Managerial and Confidential staff

Date: November 4, 2019 To: Participants and Reviewers in the deferred 2019 Performance Assessment process for PM and Confidential Staff From:  Karina Villar, Manager, Compensation, Human Resources & Equity Cc:  Divisional HR Offices Further to Chief Human Resources Officer Erin Jackson’s message of April 10, 2019, I am writing to announce the launch of the … Read More

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November 4th, 2019

Passionate about improving the student experience on campus? A new equity-centered design program for staff is coming to U of T

The Innovation Hub and the Centre for Learning, Leadership & Culture (LLC) are launching a Design Thinking Experience Program for staff. This ten-week program, designed for staff who are passionate about improving life for students on campus, will provide training in equity-centered design thinking through a hands-on project that tackles a genuine challenge in the … Read More

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October 30th, 2019

Why I give: A message from David Estok, Vice-President, Communications

I am writing for your help and support on behalf of this year’s United Way Campaign at The University of Toronto. Our University has a long and proud tradition in supporting Toronto’s most needy through our annual United Way Campaign. This year is no different and the needs are greater than ever. DONATE TODAY Affordable … Read More

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October 24th, 2019

Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas in the Workplace

Date: October 23, 2019 To: University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians From:  Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity Cc:  Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices;  Equity Officers As the U of T community prepares … Read More

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October 23rd, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellows – Collective Agreement Renewal (CUPE 3902, Unit 5)

Date: October 23, 2019 To: Principal Investigators; PDAD&C; CAOs From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cc:  Divisional HR Offices Please be advised that the University and CUPE 3902 will soon commence collective bargaining for the renewal of the Unit 5 (Postdoctoral Fellows) collective agreement. Any feedback or recommendations you may have in respect … Read More

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October 18th, 2019

Replacing the HR & Equity Website

Date: October 18, 2019 To: Divisional HR Offices; Division of HR & Equity From:  Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity Dear colleagues, I am writing to provide you with a reminder that the HRE website will be replaced later this year as part of the ongoing HR Digital Transformation. You will receive another notice closer to the switch-over … Read More

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October 17th, 2019

Chancellor’s Awards 2020: Call for Nominations

Date: October 17, 2019 To: Professional & Managerial Staff; Chief Administrative Officers From:  Lesa Holmes, Employee Recognition & Engagement Advisor Cc:  Divisional HR Offices Hello everyone, I wanted to let you know that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Chancellor’s Awards. The Chancellor’s Awards recognize administrative staff members for exceptional leadership in advancing the University’s … Read More

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October 16th, 2019

Here’s what your donation can do

The University of Toronto has a resolute commitment to equal opportunity, equity and justice, and we are fortunate to be able to fulfill that commitment in a variety of ways. DONATE TODAY As the VP of Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives, I am delighted that our entrepreneurship community is Canada’s leading engine for research-based … Read More

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October 15th, 2019

Launch of the Annual Goal Setting process for Advancement Professionals

Date: October 15, 2019 To: Advancement Professionals From:  Karina Villar, Manager, Compensation Cc:  Divisional HR Offices Dear colleagues, Further to the September 26, 2019 memo from Kelly Hannah-Moffat, the 2019/20 Goal Setting process has begun for Advancement Professionals. For additional information, please refer to the Goal Setting timelines posted on the Performance Management web page. … Read More

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October 15th, 2019

Federal Election – October 21, 2019

Date: October 15, 2019 To: University of Toronto Faculty & Staff From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cc:  Divisional HR Offices; Division of HR & Equity   The Federal Election will be held October 21, 2019. In the forthcoming Federal Election on Monday, October 21, 2019, voting hours will run from 9:30 a.m. … Read More

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October 11th, 2019

CUPE 3902 Units 1 and 3 Vacation Pay Entitlements

Date: October 10, 2019 To: Designated Authorities, CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Designated Authorities, CUPE 3902 Unit 3 From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cc:  Chief Administrative Officers (via the CAO Listserv) Chairs and Directors Business Officers (via the AMS Listserv) Divisional HR Offices Alexander Brat, Executive Director, Labour Relations, Human Resources & Equity … Read More

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October 11th, 2019

Make ‘Take Our Grade 9 Kids to Work Day’ a safe day

Please share with your client groups. On November 6, 2019, Grade 9 students across Canada will take part in the national ‘Take Our Kids to Work Day’. While the University does not formally participate in this program, we are supportive of this initiative and are aware that a number of staff members will bring their … Read More

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