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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

Who’s True Blue? Kimberley Tull

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

U of T: It’s greener here

The University of Toronto’s official colour might be blue, but it’s actually a very green place to be. Source: U of T News April 21, 2017

Flags lowered to half-mast for National Day of Mourning

20,702 people lost their lives due to workplace incidents, between 1993 and 2000 Flags on all three campuses will be lowered to half-mast on Friday, April 28 to observe the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. Officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, the National Day of Mourning is … Read More

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

One Brave Run world record and mental health expo

Source: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education Join our #OneBraveRun on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Step up with us to inspire hope for the one in five Canadians that live with mental illness in any given year.

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

Toronto Marlies exclusive offer for faculty and staff

Receive 30% off game day ticket prices! The Toronto Marlies are offering University of Toronto (U of T) faculty, staff, and students an exclusive offer to receive up to *30% off game day ticket prices! To purchase discounted tickets, visit the MLSE Account Manager web page and use the promo code UTORONTOMARLIES or download the Toronto Marlies Exclusive Offer … Read More

Who’s True Blue? Joycelyn Reid

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

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