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Why I give: A message from Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President Human Resources & Equity

The University of Toronto consistently partners with the United Way’s annual giving campaign to improve the lives of those in our communities. Each year staff, faculty, students, alumni, and our retirees step up and contribute to support the United Ways of Toronto and York Region and Peel Region. In my work as a faculty member … Read More

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

On Wednesday, November 1, 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 Grade 9 children to work on … Read More

A message from President Gertler: Thanksgiving 2017

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the many people in our communities who face daily struggles for adequate food, shelter, employment, and other basic needs. I am also reminded of, and thankful for, the spirit of caring and engagement that marks the U of T community. I’m writing today as the … Read More

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

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

CIBC Run for the Cure: Our team name and winner!

Drum roll please…. We are thrilled to announce the winner of our Run for the Cure campaign Name our Team contest. The winner is Cirque du SoreLegs! Congratulations to Yvonne Lohse for coming up with this witty name! Post-run team breakfast This year’s Run for the Cure Campaign and HR & Equity post-run team breakfast … Read More

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day Football

The Varsity Blues welcomes back U of T faculty and staff for the 2017–18 season. Enjoy a free game for you and up to three guests, starting with football as the Blues take on the Guelph Gryphons, Saturday, September 16. Visit the Varsity Blues website for details.

National Payroll Week is September 11 – 15, 2017

The Canadian Payroll Association’s National Payroll Week (NPW) is held in an effort to recognize all the payroll professionals who keep Canada paid. Now in its 23rd year, NPW aims to “build awareness of the role, size and scope of payroll professionals in the business, government and academic communities, and with the general public.” At the … Read More

Bargaining continues between U of T and USW

The University of Toronto and United Steelworkers Local 1998 are currently at an advanced stage of collective bargaining… (Source: U of T News)

President’s statement on acts of violence and hate in Charlottesville, Virginia

Recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, are an important reminder of the need for all of us to speak out against violence and hate…. [Source: Office of the President]

Who’s True Blue? Shelly Elsliger, Jeremy Knight & Jesse Carliner

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 and … Read More

Who’s True Blue? Heather Nelson

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 and … Read More

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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