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December 3rd, 2018

Human Resources & Equity Annual Report 2017-2018 featuring new Vision, Mission & Values published online

The 2017-2018 Human Resources & Equity Annual Report is now available online. The document features several stories and highlights the Division’s key activities between January 2017 to June 2018. The portfolio’s annual reports are made public after they are presented by the Vice-President of Human Resources & Equity to Governing Council’s Business Board. This year’s … Read More

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December 3rd, 2018

A request from Wisdom Tettey: Please give to the United Way

Wisdom Tettey Vice-President, University of Toronto Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough Every year at this time, for many years, I have always looked forward to making my annual contribution to the United Way campaign because of its support for those in our communities who are less fortunate. I know that similar commitments abound within our … Read More

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November 26th, 2018

Excellence Through Innovation Award reception recognizes staff members

On November 20, 2018, 130 administrative staff members were recognized at the 2017-2018 Excellence Through Innovation Award (ETIA) reception. “Award recipients come from divisions across our three campuses and represent the broad range of work that is done to support the University’s mission in areas such as technology, operations, human resources, student services, advancement and … Read More

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November 22nd, 2018

Talent management and succession planning amplified at U of T with new unit

The University of Toronto’s Division of HR & Equity is introducing a new Talent Management unit to support all aspects of talent acquisition, talent management and succession planning for administrative staff – the first unit of its kind at the University. November 22, 2018 The new unit will subsume UTemp (the University of Toronto’s temporary … Read More

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November 21st, 2018

A request from Scott Mabury: Please give to the United Way

Scott Mabury Professor, Environmental Chemistry Vice-President, University Operations University of Toronto Some of you might know that I have a farm east of the city in Northumberland County that provides some balance to the hurly-burly life here at UofT in the City of Toronto. A significant component of life as a crop farmer, even a … Read More

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November 13th, 2018

A request from Cheryl Regehr, VP & Provost: Please give to the United Way

Cheryl Regehr Vice-President & Provost University of Toronto Every year, I look forward to U of T’s United Way Campaign. It is an important opportunity to reflect on the life-changing and profoundly positive impact we can have in our communities when we come together with a common vision. The United Way and its partner agencies … Read More

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November 2nd, 2018

Call for nominations for 2019 Chancellor’s Award

Looking for more current information? Get details about the 2020 Chancellor’s Award Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 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 … Read More

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November 1st, 2018

A request from Vivek Goel: Please give to the United Way

Vivek Goel Vice-President, Research & Innovation University of Toronto Since 1990, the gap between the rich and the poor has increased in major cities across Canada. Last month, a study produced by U of T School of Cities professor David Hulchanski and his research team showed that neighbourhood income inequality continues to grow in our … Read More

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October 31st, 2018

Deadline Extension – 2018/19 Goal Setting processes for PM&C, SRA/RA and Advancement Professionals

Based on feedback that we have received, we are extending the process deadline until 5:00 pm on Friday, November 30th. This will allow more time for employees and managers to connect and discuss/confirm their goals.

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October 26th, 2018

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

On Wednesday, November 14, 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

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October 10th, 2018

Why I give: A message from Ulli Krull

Ulrich Krull Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga Professor of Chemistry 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. I observed the tremendous impact that can be achieved by working together as a … Read More

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October 3rd, 2018

University Pension Plan (UPP) Update

Work is continuing to enable the creation of a new jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP) for the University sector, to be known as the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP). Published October 3, 2018 The UPP is being pursued to protect plan members’ existing accrued benefits and to provide them with long-term and financially sustainable defined … Read More

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October 1st, 2018

Why I give: A message from Kelly Hannah-Moffat

The University of Toronto has partnered with United Way for more than 20 years to improve the lives of the members of our community. Each year, our staff, faculty, students, alumni, and retirees contribute to the giving campaign in support of the United Way of Greater Toronto. Many in our community and city face challenges … Read More

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September 12th, 2018

Update on the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP)

September 12, 2018 We want to update you on the work that is continuing on a new jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP) for the university sector; the University Pension Plan Ontario (UPP). The University of Toronto, Queen’s University and the University of Guelph, together with their faculty associations, the United Steelworkers (USW), and representatives of … Read More

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September 12th, 2018

Who is U of T? What a combined 65 years of service looks like

This fall, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Division of the Vice-President & Provost, Catherine Gagne, and her husband, Engineering Professor Jim Wallace, will each receive the University of Toronto (U of T) Long Service Award, for 25 and 40 years of service respectively. A look into their combined 65 years reveals much of … Read More

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September 10th, 2018

Ten tips for keeping your cool during back to school

We did it! We made it through the first week of back to school. While all three campuses are back at capacity and brimming with old and new faces, here are 10 tips to help you keep cool, calm and collected as the fall semester begins. 1. Commute calmly Travel by TTC? Nothing eases the … Read More

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August 23rd, 2018

U of T Human Resources & Equity takes another step forward to advance its diversity and inclusion priorities

This fall, the University of Toronto will be welcoming two experts to help advance its ongoing commitment to the core values defined in the Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence. Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat, vice-president of human resources and equity, sees this as an important step in advancing the university’s equity priorities, which will be shared … Read More

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August 10th, 2018

AODA Training Moving to Quercus

The AODA Training module is gradually being moved over to Quercus, the University’s new Learning Management Engine. As you may be aware, all content in the Blackboard Portal must be moved to another platform before it closes down on 31 August 2018. The training module will soon be available in Quercus for all staff and … Read More

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May 31st, 2018

Enhancing Career Development: changes to ODLC structure/organization and leadership

Over the next year, the ODLC will undergo an organizational transformation to better help U of T employees fulfil their career potential. This transformation is informed by internal and external reviews of the Organizational Development & Learning Centre (ODLC) that have been conducted over the past two years. The resulting report, published in late 2017, … Read More

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May 23rd, 2018

Holiday Schedule 2018-19 and 2019-20

Date: May 23, 2018 To: All Faculty & Staff From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost CC: HR Divisional Offices Re: Holiday Schedule 2018-19 and 2019-20 In planning the University’s holiday schedule, we make every effort to provide a two-week closure in December, knowing how all of us appreciate … Read More

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