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March 18th, 2020

COVID-19 Message to the Community from the Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Hello, I am writing to provide an update on the operations of University of Toronto Equity Offices and Office of Indigenous Initiatives listed here: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) Office Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office Sexual & Gender Diversity Office Office of Indigenous Initiatives UTM Equity & Diversity Office UTSC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion … Read More

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March 17th, 2020

COVID-19 Pay Continuity

Return to General COVID-19 Resources The University intends to keep most employees – staff appointed and casual –  ‘whole’ for the period of March 14 – April 30. Employees will be updated after this period if circumstances change. Please review the detailed Guidelines on Employee Absences Due to COVID-19. These Guidelines are intended to ensure that those employees … Read More

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March 17th, 2020

Continuity of Critical Functions that Support University of Toronto Core Activities

Return to General COVID-19 Resources As published in [COVID-19] Critical Operations to Support University’s Core Commitments (PDAD&C #54), University Operations and Human Resources & Equity are ensuring that we have the staff we need in critical areas working to support the University’s core activities such as: On site support: Facilities & Services Ancillary Services Critical … Read More

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March 17th, 2020

COVID-19 Remote & Flexible Work Arrangements

Return to General COVID-19 Resources After identifying critical functions, managers, division heads, and Deans should implement work-from-home arrangements for their teams, effective immediately. We expect that most of our faculty and staff will be working from home. However, for the University to deliver on our commitments to teaching, residences and critical research, and the services to … Read More

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March 13th, 2020

Support and Advice for Employees During COVID-19

As we all we look for ways to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are faced with frequent news updates and it is natural to experience some degree of concern, fear, stress or anxiety. It is important that, as the situation continues to unfold, we support and care for each other. The University encourages faculty, staff, librarians … Read More Continue reading...
March 13th, 2020

HR & Equity Direction on Events Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: March 13, 2020 To: Divisional HR Offices; Division of HR & Equity From:  Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, HR & Equity Hi everyone, In harmony with the University of Toronto’s recommendation to postpone or cancel all non-essential events amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of HR & Equity will be: Cancelling all non-essential events from today … Read More

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March 3rd, 2020

U of T named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 13th year running

March 3, 2020 The University of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the 13th consecutive year. The competition, run annually by Mediacorp and The Globe and Mail, recognizes a short-listed pool of employers that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusive programs. Successful applicants are chosen for noteworthy and unique initiatives through a comparison of applicants from the same industry. “The University is committed to building an intentionally inclusive culture that not … Read More

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February 28th, 2020

Invitation: 2020 IDERD Conference – March 20

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to invite you to the 4th annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Conference taking place on March 20th. Organized by the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) in the Division of HR & Equity in partnership with Hart House, this year’s conference is themed Anti-Racism: From … Read More

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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 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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