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January 17th, 2020

U of T Celebrates the Second Annual HR & Equity Awards of Distinction

This year’s winners of the HR & Equity Awards of Distinction comprise three individuals and two teams from across the Division of HR & Equity and Divisional HR Offices (photo by Tom Spence). January 17, 2020 U of T’s Division of HR & Equity recognized the exceptional contributions of three individuals and two teams at … 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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September 11th, 2019

Nominate Before It’s Too Late: A Look Through the Window of Recognition

The importance of HR is easily overlooked in the busy day-to-day of the workplace. From getting paid on time to planning for a family, the work of any HR team is (often) as impactful as it is invisible. The collective efforts of U of T’s HR function impacts the livelihoods of the 20,000 people who … Read More

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November 2nd, 2018

Call for nominations for 2019 Chancellor’s Award

Looking for more current information? Get details about the 2020 Chancellor’s Award Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Chancellor’s Award. Who is eligible? This award recognizes administrative staff members for exceptional leadership in advancing the University’s mission over the past years. Deadline Faculty and staff are asked to submit any nominations to their Divisional … Read More

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September 25th, 2018

Community, career and 35 years: A profile of long service at U of T

Adele Bugajski’s path to U of T all started with a placement she was completing for a public relations course at Humber College. Fast forward 35 years and she is one of 238 employees receiving the Long Service Award today. We met with Adele to chat about her time at U of T and what … Read More

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October 4th, 2017

Call for nominations for 2018 Chancellor’s Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Chancellor’s Award. Who is eligible? This award recognizes administrative staff members for exceptional leadership in advancing the University’s mission over the past years. Deadline Faculty and staff are asked to submit any nominations to their Divisional HR Office prior to the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, … Read More

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September 28th, 2017

University of Toronto honours long service employees

On Wednesday, September 27, 279 members of the University of Toronto community were honoured for their commitment to the university through 25, 35, and 40 years of continuous service. In the group being celebrated: 125 individuals who had given 25 years of continuous service; 92 individuals who had given 35 years of continuous service; and, 62 individuals who had given 40 years of … 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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April 21st, 2017

U of T named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2017

Recognized for the fourth year! The Canada’s Greenest Employers award recognizes the employers who are leaders in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. “Being named as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the fourth year is fabulous news,” says Ron Swail, chief operations officer of Property Services & Sustainability at the University of Toronto (U of … Read More

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April 3rd, 2017

U of T recognized as a Top Employer for Canadians over 40

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Toronto (U of T) has been recognized as one of the 2017 Top Employers for Canadians Over 40. “At U of T we feel that having a broad range of experiences creates an environment that welcomes a variety of thought and opinion. We all benefit from the … Read More

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March 28th, 2017

U of T marks a decade as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

The University of Toronto (U of T) has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017. U of T has received this honour for a decade: each year since the Award’s inception. The annual list by Mediacorp recognizes Canadian employers with exceptional workplace diversity programs for “employees from five groups: (a) Women; (b) Members of … Read More

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March 8th, 2017

The 2017 University of Toronto IDERD Campaign

What’s anti-racism good for now? The University of Toronto will host two days of events commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD): IDERD Conference Monday, March 20, 2017 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hart House 7 Hart House Circle St. George campus IDERD Award Ceremony & Panel Discussion Tuesday, March 21, 2017 … Read More

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February 15th, 2017

University of Toronto recognized as a family-friendly employer

February 15, 2017 For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Toronto (U of T) has been named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers that do the most to help their employees balance work and family obligations. Photo: (right) Professor Karan Singh, Department of Computer Science, with his family / Credit: … Read More

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January 31st, 2017

University of Toronto recognized for mentorship work with skilled newcomers

The University of Toronto (U of T) has been honoured for its work mentoring skilled newcomers to Canada. At a January 25 event, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) recognized organizations, which actively participate in its Mentoring Partnership program. U of T provided mentors to 100 newcomer professionals. “It is very rewarding to be recognized for … Read More

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January 17th, 2017

Deadline extended for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) nominations

Nomination deadline extended:  January 23, 2017 The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Award recognizes students, staff and faculty who have contributed outstanding work in an effort to eliminate racial discrimination throughout the University of Toronto (U of T) community in support of our overall commitment to diversity, equity and excellence. Projects, activities … Read More

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December 12th, 2016

U of T recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2017

December 12, 2016 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 2017 for the 11th consecutive year! U of T has been honoured with this award every … Read More

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December 6th, 2016

Student awards announced for gender-based violence research and prevention

The Graduate and Undergraduate Award for Scholarly Achievement in the Area of Gender-Based Violence is now open. The two awards of $1,500 each are available annually — one for a graduate student and one for an undergraduate student.

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November 24th, 2016

Call for nominations: 2017 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Campaign

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Campaign recognizes students, staff and faculty who have contributed outstanding work to the effort of eliminating racial discrimination and advancing anti-racism. Deadline:  The deadline for IDERD nominations is January 16, 2017.

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November 7th, 2016

HR & Equity receives four nods from MarCom

The University of Toronto’s (U of T) Division of Human Resources & Equity was recently honoured with four awards at the 2016 MarCom Awards — an international competition, administered by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals (AMCP). Gold The team received Gold Awards for: Roll out of the new Employment Equity survey at University of Toronto … Read More

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November 7th, 2016

U of T honoured as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017

November 7, 2016 The University of Toronto (U of T) has been honoured as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the tenth year! Canada’s Top 100 Employers are chosen annually by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in a “national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.” As Richard Yerema, … Read More

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