Connaught Fund Programs for 2015-16

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation Date: August 31, 2015 Re: Connaught Fund Programs for 2015-16 The Connaught Committee is happy to announce that the full list of Connaught Fund programs being offered for 2015-16 is now available. Please distribute this information widely and encourage eligible faculty members within your unit to participate in these … Read More

2014-15 PTR Instructions (PDAD&C #8)

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life Date: August 25, 2015 Re: 2014-15 PTR Instructions (PDAD&C #8) The University and UTFA have reached an agreement to implement 2014 – 2015 PTR awards for faculty and librarians in September 2015. All deadlines in these instructions consequently take into account the closing date for the September … Read More

Learning and Education Advancement Fund – Advance Notice

From: Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education Date: August 25, 2015 Re: Learning and Education Advancement Fund – Advance Notice Fund Overview The Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education invites proposals for the inaugural round of the Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF). The focus of this new program is to enrich the learning experience … Read More

2016 Call for Nominations for Honorary Degrees

From: Meric Gertler, President Date: August 20, 2015 Re: 2016 Call for Nominations for Honorary Degrees This is a reminder that the deadline for nominations for honorary degrees is Friday, September 18, 2015. By awarding honorary degrees, the University of Toronto seeks to recognize extraordinary achievement, in Canada or abroad, in community, national, or international … Read More

Call for Proposals for Coursera Specialization MOOCs

From: Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education Date: August 18, 2015 Re: Call for Proposals for Coursera Specialization MOOCs I am pleased to announce that the University of Toronto has been invited to submit proposals for a new set of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) supported by Coursera in the thematic areas listed below. For … Read More

Just-In-Time Workshops for New and Continuing Academic Administrators

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Date: August 18, 2015 Re: Just-In-Time Workshops for New and Continuing Academic Administrators I am pleased to provide details of the Just-in-Time workshop and seminar series for 2015-16 intended solely for academic administrators (e.g. Chairs, Associate/Vice-Deans, Deans, Vice-Principals, and Principals). These workshops are scheduled to precede major … Read More

Reminder – Accommodation for Religious Observances

From: Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students Date: August 14, 2015 Re: Reminder – Accommodation for Religious Observances I am writing to remind you of the University’s commitment and policy concerning accommodation for religious observances, and to ask that you forward this information to instructors in your department. A number of you may already be aware that … Read More

Appointment of Professor Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz as Vice-Principal, Research, UTSC

From: Bruce Kidd, Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough Date: August 10, 2015 Re: Appointment of Professor Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz as Vice-Principal, Research, UTSC I am pleased to advise you that the Governing Council has approved the appointment of Professor Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz as Vice-Principal, Research, U of T Scarborough, for a six-year term effective July … Read More

Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Data Management: Feedback Request

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation Lorraine Ferris, Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight and Compliance Date: August 6, 2015 Re: Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Data Management: Feedback Request The Tri-Agencies recently released a Draft Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management, outlining the Agencies’ overarching expectations with regard to digital research data management, and … Read More

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

From: Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations Date: August 5, 2015 Re: Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh The University of Toronto has announced it will be taking further steps to safeguard workers’ rights in Bangladesh apparel factories. Effective July 1, 2015, all licensees who source, produce, or purchase collegiate apparel for the U … Read More