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February 10th, 2020

U of T named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for eighth consecutive year

February 10, 2020 The University of Toronto has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for the eighth consecutive year. This special designation, issued as part of Mediacorp and The Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers Project acknowledges employers that do the most to help their employees balance work and family obligations. … Read More

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January 28th, 2020

U of T in the top 10 of the Forbes 2020 list of Canada’s best employers

January 28, 2019  The University of Toronto is once again heralded as one of Canada’s top employers according to Forbes. The global media company’s annual list of Canada’s Best Employers ranks U of T the highest ranking University employer in Canada, placing it in the top ten.   “We invest in our people so they can be their best at U of T,” said Erin … Read More

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January 28th, 2020

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

January 28, 2020  View photos from the event U of T’s inaugural Race, Equity & Action Speaker Series wrapped up last week with Rabbi Julia Appel addressing anti-Semitism in postsecondary environments. Rabbi Appel, who serves as the Senior Jewish Educator and Campus Rabbi at Hillel at U of T and is on the executive team of the … Read More

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January 15th, 2020

Employee Child Care needs in the event of an Ontario teachers’ strike

Date: January 15, 2020 To: University of Toronto Staff, Faculty, & Librarians From: Francesa Dobbin, Director, Family Programs & Services, Human Resources & Equity Cc: Divisional Human Resources Offices As you may know, the unions representing Ontario’s teachers are in bargaining with the provincial government and the Ontario school boards. In the event of any … Read More

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January 7th, 2020

2019 T4 slips available through Employee Self-Service (ESS) in February 2020

Active Employees T4 and T4A slips for the 2019 tax year will be available online via Employee Self-Service (ESS) for all active University of Toronto employees on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Paper Tax Slips for Active Employees Active employees who have requested to receive T4 paper delivery on ESS prior to January 31, 2020 will receive … Read More

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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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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

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

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 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 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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October 10th, 2019

CIBC Run for the Cure: HR & Equity Team wins Top Fundraiser Award

Once all the money raised for the 2019 CIBC Run for the Cure was counted, the HR & Equity team, Never Admit De Feet, earned a significant award; the Top Fundraising Post Secondary Team for the Toronto run. Never Admit De Feet raised $6,012 for the Canadian Cancer Society, the most of all the teams … Read More

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October 9th, 2019

U of T Annual United Way Campaign Kicks Off

With three campuses across this dynamic and diverse city region, U of T and the surrounding community share both opportunities and challenges. Issues of mental health, poverty, employment instability, and the rising cost of necessities such as food, housing and transport impact our community. These issues are not only topics of study for U of … Read More

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October 7th, 2019

Here’s how your local love can change lives

As we complete the first month of term, I am reminded of the University of Toronto’s role in the vibrant region we call home. With three campuses across this dynamic and diverse city region, U of T and the surrounding community share both opportunities and challenges. Issues of mental health, poverty, employment instability, and the … Read More

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September 30th, 2019

Welcome to Wellness: Celebrating Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month

October is our time to Celebrate It at U of T, our annual tri-campus celebration of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month, which features events and activities to support staff in maintaining and improving their wellness at the University. The wellness initiatives taking place this October include mental health, fitness, parenting, and financial management programming, as well … Read More

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September 19th, 2019

Continuing Work on the University Pension Plan

Posted September 19, 2019 At the end of  June, the University Pension Plan (UPP) member consent process concluded. Employees and bargaining groups registered solid support for a new jointly sponsored pension plan that will cover employees at the University of Guelph, University of Toronto and Queen’s University. Over the summer, teams at each university have … 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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