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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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August 23rd, 2019

HR Digital Transformation: New Platforms Launching this Fall

In 2017, the Division of Human Resources & Equity partnered with Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI) and set about creating the HR Technology Roadmap, a strategic plan designed to empower HR as a strategic partner within the institution. By modernizing our HR systems and launching new tools that create a more cohesive and efficient digital … Read More

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June 14th, 2019

One year of True Blue: U of T faculty and staff send more than 750 messages of recognition to each other in the month of May

Donna Joseph, Pooja Malhotra and Mariaveronica Sayewich were among more than 1,000 individuals working at U of T who sent and received a True Blue recognition last month. June 14, 2019 Faculty and staff across all three campuses at U of T sent more than 750 True Blue messages of recognition to their colleagues throughout … Read More

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May 29th, 2019

‘Diversity is a fact, inclusion is an act’: U of T hosts second annual Angela Hildyard Leadership & Equity Symposium

Professor Njoki Wane, Chair of the Department of Social Justice Education and event speaker, in conversation with Angela Hildyard, U of T’s former Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity. May 23, 2019 More than 170 senior leaders from across the University of Toronto gathered for a special event at the Rotman School of Management on May … Read More

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May 29th, 2019

New U of T service desk to streamline over 78,000 annual help requests

by: Katie Babcock U of T recently kicked off the start of the Enterprise Service Centre – a new service desk solution projected to streamline over 40,000 annual Human Resources & Equity (HR & Equity) requests and 38,000 Information Technology Services (ITS) inquiries. The application will consolidate a previous ticketing system, emails, phone calls and in-person questions, … Read More

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May 1st, 2019

“If you appreciate someone—don’t keep it a secret”: Celebrating one year of True Blue

Tamara Jacobs, Natasha Jesenak and Gina John are among more than 2,300 persons working at U of T who received True Blue recognitions over the past year.   May 1, 2019 | By Luke Ng This month marks the one-year anniversary of the True Blue Recognition Platform. The Division of Human Resources & Equity launched … Read More

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April 25th, 2019

U of T Observes National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

All flags on the three campuses will be lowered to half-mast on Friday April 26 to observe the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. The National Day of Mourning, officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, is held annually on April 28 in approximately 100 countries around the … Read More

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February 12th, 2019

U of T Celebrates Inaugural Human Resources & Equity Awards of Distinction

U of T’s Division of HR & Equity (HRE) launched its inaugural HRE Awards of Distinction, which celebrates and recognizes exceptional contributions towards achieving the mission and vision of the Division and University at large. Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity, presented the awards to the winning HR team and individual recipients at … Read More

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January 31st, 2019

U of T places second in Forbes’ 2019 list of Canada’s Best Employers

January 29, 2019 The University of Toronto has been identified as one of the top two places to work in Canada, according to Forbes. The global media company’s annual list of Canada’s Best Employers sees U of T move up 61 spots to second place, nipping at the heels of Google’s number one position by a very small … Read More

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January 23rd, 2019

Indigenous Mentoring Day: U of T to host unique job-shadowing event

(Photo: Aaron Mason) January 23, 2019 On February 21, the University of Toronto will host Indigenous Mentoring Day—an experiential learning opportunity for job-seeking individuals who identify as Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America. This U of T initiative matches prospective employees with experienced professionals from across the institution’s three campuses to provide candidates with … Read More

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January 8th, 2019

Employment Standards in Ontario 2019

The Employment Standards Act protects employees and sets minimum standards for most workplaces in Ontario. Learn more about your rights with this poster or at ontario.ca/employmentstandards ESA-Poster-revised January 2019  

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December 17th, 2018

U of T continues to be recognized as a top employer in Canada

December 17, 2018 The University of Toronto has been recognized again as a top employer in Canada and among the best in the Toronto area. The 2019 competition results for Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Greater Toronto’s Top Employers and Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 acknowledge U of T’s continued leadership in a number of employment … Read More

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December 13th, 2018

2018 Annual Pension Statements now available on Employee Self-Service

Your 2018 Annual Pension Statement is now available on Employee Self-Service (ESS). Your statement summarizes the Pension Plan benefits you have earned to June 30, 2018. Remember that statements are now provided exclusively online. PDFs of all statements provided since 2012 are available on ESS. To view your pension statements: Log in to Employee Self-Service … Read More

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December 6th, 2018

University of Toronto statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, the University of Toronto will fly its flags at half-mast across all three campuses to observe Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The commemoration of the tragic events at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal honours the lives of 14 women who were murdered in 1989. It is a … Read More

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December 3rd, 2018

Human Resources & Equity Annual Report 2017-2018 featuring new Vision, Mission & Values published online

The 2017-2018 Human Resources & Equity Annual Report is now available online. The document features several stories and highlights the Division’s key activities between January 2017 to June 2018. The portfolio’s annual reports are made public after they are presented by the Vice-President of Human Resources & Equity to Governing Council’s Business Board. This year’s … Read More

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December 3rd, 2018

A request from Wisdom Tettey: Please give to the United Way

Wisdom Tettey Vice-President, University of Toronto Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough Every year at this time, for many years, I have always looked forward to making my annual contribution to the United Way campaign because of its support for those in our communities who are less fortunate. I know that similar commitments abound within our … Read More

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November 26th, 2018

Excellence Through Innovation Award reception recognizes staff members

On November 20, 2018, 130 administrative staff members were recognized at the 2017-2018 Excellence Through Innovation Award (ETIA) reception. “Award recipients come from divisions across our three campuses and represent the broad range of work that is done to support the University’s mission in areas such as technology, operations, human resources, student services, advancement and … Read More

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November 22nd, 2018

Talent management and succession planning amplified at U of T with new unit

The University of Toronto’s Division of HR & Equity is introducing a new Talent Management unit to support all aspects of talent acquisition, talent management and succession planning for administrative staff – the first unit of its kind at the University. November 22, 2018 The new unit will subsume UTemp (the University of Toronto’s temporary … Read More

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November 21st, 2018

A request from Scott Mabury: Please give to the United Way

Scott Mabury Professor, Environmental Chemistry Vice-President, University Operations University of Toronto Some of you might know that I have a farm east of the city in Northumberland County that provides some balance to the hurly-burly life here at UofT in the City of Toronto. A significant component of life as a crop farmer, even a … Read More

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November 13th, 2018

A request from Cheryl Regehr, VP & Provost: Please give to the United Way

Cheryl Regehr Vice-President & Provost University of Toronto Every year, I look forward to U of T’s United Way Campaign. It is an important opportunity to reflect on the life-changing and profoundly positive impact we can have in our communities when we come together with a common vision. The United Way and its partner agencies … Read More

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