Now Available – 2017 Annual Report of the President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability (PDAD&C #20)

From: Meric Gertler, President Date: September 28, 2017 Re: Now Available – 2017 Annual Report of the President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability (PDAD&C #20) The President’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability has prepared a report outlining activities undertaken in its first three months of operation. I … Read More

Call for Nominations – Advisory Committee on the Appointment of a Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough (PDAD&C #19)

From: Meric Gertler, President Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: September 21, 2017 Re: Call for Nominations – Advisory Committee on the Appointment of a Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough (PDAD&C #19) On December 11, 2014 the Governing Council approved the appointment of Professor Bruce Kidd as Vice-President, University of Toronto and Principal, … Read More

Leadership from U of T, UBC, and McGill University Emphasize Critical Need to Invest in Research (PDAD&C #18)

From: Andrew Thomson, Chief of Government Relations Date: September 21, 2017 Re: Leadership from U of T, UBC, and McGill University Emphasize Critical Need to Invest in Research (PDAD&C #18) As part of the University’s mounting advocacy efforts to encourage the government to implement the Naylor Report recommendations, President Gertler joined Suzanne Fortier and Santa … Read More

Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries (PDAD&C #16)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: September 20, 2017 Re: Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries (PDAD&C #16) As noted in PDAD&C #111 (2016-17), Mr. Larry Alford will soon complete his current term as Chief Librarian of the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL). Mr. Alford is eligible for … Read More

Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities (PDAD&C #17)

From: Sandy Welsh, Vice Provost, Students Date: September 20, 2017 Re: Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities (PDAD&C #17) Please circulate to all faculty and instructors I am writing to remind you of the University’s broader policies and obligations regarding the provision of academic accommodations for students with disabilities, and to share the University’s accommodation … Read More

President Gertler on the Importance of Investing in Science (PDAD&C #15)

From: Andrew Thomson, Chief of Government Relations Date: September 15, 2017 Re: President Gertler on the Importance of Investing in Science (PDAD&C #15) In a meeting with the Toronto Star’s Editorial Board, President Gertler took advantage of the celebration of U of T’s continued position as the top Canadian university in the most recent Times … Read More

Now Available – 2017 Programming for Academic Administrators (PDAD&C #14)

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Date: September 14, 2017 Re: Now Available – 2017 Programming for Academic Administrators (PDAD&C #14) Academic Administrators (including Chairs, EDU Directors, Vice-Deans, and Associate Deans) are encouraged to register online for any of the programs below or to view additional programming offered throughout the year. Recruitment & Immigration … Read More

Reminder – Accommodation for Religious Observances (PDAD&C #13)

From: Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students Date: September 8, 2017 Re: Reminder – Accommodation for Religious Observances (PDAD&C #13) I am writing to remind you of the University’s commitment and Policy concerning accommodation for religious observances and ask that you forward this information to instructors in your department. Specific information regarding accommodation for religious observances, including … Read More

Career Ready Fund for Experiential Learning Opportunities (PDAD&C #12)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: September 8, 2017 Re: Career Ready Fund for Experiential Learning Opportunities (PDAD&C #12) The Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) has announced the establishment of a new fund, the Career Ready Fund (CRF), to support experiential learning opportunities at Ontario’s universities and colleges. Building on the … Read More

Call for Nominations – Asbestos Review Panel (PDAD&C #11)

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations Date: September 7, 2017 Re: Call for Nominations – Asbestos Review Panel (PDAD&C #11) Asbestos is a commonly found building material that is present in many University of Toronto buildings, as it was routinely used in … Read More