Faculty and Staff eCommunications and Collaboration Initiative (PDAD&C #81)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations Date: March 30, 2017 Re: Faculty and Staff eCommunications and Collaboration Initiative (PDAD&C #81) The University has concluded negotiations with Microsoft Canada and signed a contract to provide the suite of Office 365 eCommunications services to faculty and staff, as well as improved services … Read More

Appointment of Professor Christopher Yip as Associate Vice-President, International Partnerships (PDAD&C #80)

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation Edward Sargent, Vice-President, International Date: March 30, 2017 Re: Appointment of Professor Christopher Yip as Associate Vice-President, International Partnerships (PDAD&C #80) We are pleased to announce that the Executive Committee of the Governing Council has approved the appointment of Professor Christopher Yip for a five-year term as Associate … Read More

Highlights of Federal Budget 2017 (PDAD&C #79)

From: Andrew Thomson, Chief of Government Relations Date: March 23, 2017 Re: Highlights of Federal Budget 2017 (PDAD&C #79) Wednesday’s federal budget offered modest new funding in the face of global economic uncertainties, but its focus on skills development and innovation indicates that the government recognizes the vital role of universities in improving Canadians’ quality … Read More

Collegial Process of Exploration and Consultation about the Faculty of Forestry (PDAD&C #78)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: March 23, 2017 Re: Collegial Process of Exploration and Consultation about the Faculty of Forestry (PDAD&C #78) The Policy and Procedures for Faculty and Librarians on Academic Restructuring (“Policy”) supports collegial processes for academic planning and consultation on various matters that affect faculty and librarians. Paragraph 5 of … Read More

Now Available – Updated Graduate Funding Information (PDAD&C #77)

From: Locke Rowe, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education and Dean, School of Graduate Studies Date: March 22, 2017 Re: Now Available – Updated Graduate Funding Information (PDAD&C #77) In a continued effort to promote transparency about graduate funding at the University of Toronto, the School of Graduate Studies has made two important updates to our … Read More

Call for Input – Institutional Strategic Research Plan (PDAD&C #76)

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation Date: March 22, 2017 Re: Call for Input – Institutional Strategic Research Plan (PDAD&C #76) The University of Toronto is committed to supporting excellence in research and innovation across our three campuses and with our community partners. I am inviting members of the U of T community to contribute … Read More

Reminder – Fiscal Year-End Closing on April 30, 2017 (PDAD&C #75)

From: Pierre Piché, Controller and Director of Financial Services Date: March 15, 2017 Re: Reminder – Fiscal Year-End Closing on April 30, 2017 (PDAD&C #75) As we approach the end of the 2017 fiscal year, it is important to ensure that all financial activity is accurately recorded in your accounts prior to closing. In order … Read More

Now Available – New Joint Educational Placement Doctoral Program Resources (PDAD&C #74)

From: Locke Rowe, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education and Dean, School of Graduate Studies Date: March 15, 2017 Re: Now Available – Joint Educational Placement Doctoral Program Resources (PDAD&C #74) The School of Graduate Studies has launched new online resources designed to raise awareness and provide clarity about the University’s Joint Educational Placement (JEP) Program. A … Read More

Update on Human Resources Technology

From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Date: March 15, 2017 Re: Update on Human Resources Technology Human Resources Technology is an area in which I have received considerable input from the wider University of Toronto community since I assumed my role of Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity. One of my priorities includes the … Read More

Appointment of Bo Wandschneider as Chief Information Officer (PDAD&C #73)

From: Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations Date: March 15, 2017 Re: Appointment of Bo Wandschneider as Chief Information Officer (PDAD&C #73) The Information Technology Services (ITS) portfolio within University Operations currently has eight directors in place, with a mandate to continue to enhance the alignment of information technology to the University’s mission. The University’s inaugural … Read More