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Changes to Employment Insurance (EI) Parental Leave in effect December 3, 2017

Recently, the Federal Government announced changes to Employment Insurance (EI) Special Benefits. The changes will affect new parents whose child is born or placed with them for adoption on or after December 3, 2017. While EI pregnancy benefits will remain at a maximum of 15 weeks, parents will be able to choose either the standard … Read More

U of T honoured as one of Canada’s top employers for individuals 40+

The University of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s top employers for individuals who are over 40 years of age. U of T was one of only ten organizations, and the only post-secondary institution to make the list. Find out what sets this year’s winners apart in what they offer for employees in the … Read More

T4 slips available through Employee Self-Service in February 2018

In late 2015, the University of Toronto launched an enhanced Employee Self-Service (ESS), which simplified the process for employees to view and print their T4 (tax) slips, as well as their annual pension and pay statements, in a more secure and convenient way. Since its launch, the resource has been well-received with the majority of … Read More

Why I give: A message from Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost

Every year, I look forward to the U of T United Way Campaign. This season of gratitude is an opportunity to reflect on the United Way’s life-changing activities and the collective impact we can all have on our local communities. United Way agencies play an important role in educating our students at U of T … Read More

U of T team undertakes second annual ‘Day of Community’

On November 9th, the University of Toronto’s Division of Human Resources & Equity held its second annual ‘Day of Community’. Inspired by the U of T United Way Campaign, staff from across the Division, as well as colleagues from divisional human resources offices, gathered over the lunch hour to decorate and fill gift bags for … Read More

Why I give: A message from Ulli Krull, Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga

I have been a supporter of the United Way since my teenage years when I realized how fortunate I was when so many of my neighbours were in need. That the University of Toronto is so highly motivated in its support of the United Way is a strong reflection of the social leadership that our … Read More

Goal setting deadline extended for PM, AP, Confidential, RA/SRA employee groups

The deadline for the 2017-2018 goal setting processes for all participating employee groups (Confidential, Professional & Managerial, Advancement Professional, Research Associates / Sr. Research Associates) has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1. Employees in these groups who have not yet had a chance to submit their goals online are encouraged to discuss … Read More

U of T named one of Canada’s top employers for 11th year

The University of Toronto has once again been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This is 11th time that U of T has made the list. In its 19th year, the national awards program highlights employers that offer “exceptional workplaces for their employees”. Winners were announced earlier today in Canada’s Top 100 online magazine, published … Read More

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

For more than twenty-five years, in London, Hamilton, and now Toronto, I have been supporting the United Way. I do that because I have seen first-hand the work that the United Way does to help make all those communities better. In fact, contributing to the United Way ensures that your gift will help people and … Read More

Who’s True Blue?

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

On November 8 buy a cup of coffee or tea and support the United Way

The U of T United Way Team is pleased to welcome a new initiative to complement this year’s Campaign. On Wednesday, November 8, Food Services’ locations at St. George Campus will be participating in ‘Our Day of Giving’ All proceeds from purchases of brewed coffee and tea at the following locations will go towards U … Read More

Reminder to faculty and staff: Get your flu shot

It’s that time of year again: leaves are changing, the mornings are crisper, and it is time to get your yearly flu shot. The ‘flu shot’ is an annual immunization against three strains of the influenza (flu) viruses expected to circulate for that year. During influenza season, you can get the flu shot at Family … Read More

Latest U of T AODA report now available

The U of T AODA report outlines progress made by the University in creating working and learning environments that are accessible and inclusive. The projects highlighted in the latest report illustrate the work across all three campuses and show how the University is seeking to stay accessible as it innovates education and provides access to … Read More

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.