University of Toronto, UTFA Mediated Settlement and Arbitration Award

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Angela Hildyard, Vice-President Human Resources & Equity Date: December 18, 2015 Re: University of Toronto, UTFA Mediated Settlement and Arbitration Award The University of Toronto is very pleased to announce that the agreement between the University and the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) has been ratified by UTFA … Read More

Announcing Access to New Faculty Development Tools

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Date: December 18, 2015 Re: Announcing Access to New Faculty Development Tools The success of our faculty is at the heart of the University of Toronto institutional mission. As part of the Provost’s initiative to support faculty development and diversity, University of Toronto has purchased an institutional … Read More

Deadline for Teaching Stream Opt-In is December 31, 2015

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Date: December 16, 2015 Re: Deadline for Teaching Stream Opt-In is December 31, 2015 A final reminder to you that the deadline for your Lecturers and Senior Lecturers to elect to be covered by the terms of the amended PPAA is December 31, 2015. Please encourage those … Read More

Renovations Begin on Graduate Student Services Space

From: Locke Rowe, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education Date: December 11, 2015 Re: Renovations Begin on Graduate Student Services Space Work is beginning on renovations to 63 St. George Street in a project that will enhance student experience by improving service delivery and providing a welcoming public face to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). … Read More

International Rankings Explained

International rankings are only one measure of our excellence. Ranking results should be supplemented with other measures of quality and research output and impact. How do we rank? The following are the five major international rankings of global universities: Times Higher Education World Rankings (THE) QS World University Rankings Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities … Read More

2017 CFI Innovation Fund

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation Date: December 10, 2015 Re: 2017 CFI Innovation Fund This January a draft Call for Proposals will be issued for the next CFI Innovation Fund competition, with a final version of the Call being distributed in February/March. Mandatory registration LOIs will be due at CFI in June, full proposals … Read More

Winning Team picked in Landscape of Landmark Quality Competition

From: Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations, Co-chair of the Landmark Committee Donald Ainslie, Principal of University College, Co-chair of the Landmark Committee Date: December 9, 2015 Re: Winning Team picked in Landscape of Landmark Quality Competition The University has chosen a consortium to lead work on the Landscape of Landmark Quality initiative. The winning team … Read More

Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean, UTSC (PDAD&C #20)

From: Bruce Kidd, Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: December 9, 2015 Re: Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean, UTSC (PDAD&C #20) In accordance with Section 62(c) of the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, President Meric Gertler has appointed an Advisory Committee that … Read More

Call for Applications – Science Leadership Program

From: Molly Shoichet, Senior Advisor to the President on Science and Engineering Engagement Date: December 3, 2015 Re: Call for Applications – Science Leadership Program The Science Leadership Program (SLP) is a transformational 2+ day workshop designed to give faculty members the tools they need to be better communicators and more effective leaders, both on and off … Read More

Information Sessions – U of T’s CFREF Round 2 Submission

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation Date: December 1, 2015 Re: Information Sessions – U of T’s CFREF Round 2 Submission The Canada First Research Excellence Fund Round 2 Competition is underway. The University of Toronto submitted a Letter of Intent on November 9 providing preliminary information on our proposed initiative, currently entitled Institute for … Read More