2018 to 2019

  • Checklist for Identifying Deceptive Publishers

    From: Lori Ferris, Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight and Compliance Date: September 20, 2018 Re: Checklist for Identifying Deceptive Publishers Deceptive publishers, also known as “predatory journals”, are for-profit entities that purport to publish high quality academic research, but do not follow scholarly publishing best practices. Sending your manuscript to one of these low-quality publications can cost […]

  • Course Evaluation Validation Study

    From: Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education Date: September 13, 2018 Re: Course Evaluation Validation Study Under the leadership of my Office, the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) has completed a study of the University’s course evaluation framework. The study was focused on the framework’s institutional items that […]

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on U of T (PDAD&C #12)

    From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: September 13, 2018 Re: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on U of T (PDAD&C #12) This memo provides initial information regarding the potential application of the GDPR to various University of Toronto activities. Experts from around the world continue to assess this legislation, and […]

  • Call for Nominations – U of T’s Teaching Excellence and Student Learning Awards (PDAD&C #13)

    From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: September 13, 2018 Re: Call for Nominations – U of T’s Teaching Excellence and Student Learning Awards (PDAD&C #13) I am delighted to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2018-19 Teaching Excellence and Student Learning Awards. These University-wide awards recognize our strengths in teaching and learning, and celebrate […]

  • Equity and Diversity in Research and Innovation Working Group Final Report (PDAD&C #11)

    From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation Date: September 11, 2018 Re: Equity and Diversity in Research and Innovation Working Group Final Report (PDAD&C #11) The University of Toronto’s commitment to equity and diversity is central to its public mission as well as its devotion to the pursuit of excellence. One of the strategic objectives […]

  • Now Available – New Website for the Division of the Vice-President & Provost

    From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: September 6, 2018 Re: New Website for the Division of the Vice-President & Provost I am pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the Division of the Vice-President & Provost. The redesign of the website, developed in collaboration with our VPP Systems Team, is an […]

  • Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Principal, University College (PDAD&C #10)

    From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students David Cameron, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science Date: August 22, 2018 Re: Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Principal, University College (PDAD&C #10) As announced in PDAD&C #97 on May 24, 2018, Professor Donald Ainslie will end his second term as Principal of University […]

  • Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Principal, Woodsworth College (PDAD&C #9)

    From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students David Cameron, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science Date: August 22, 2018 Re: Announcing the Advisory Committee for the Principal, Woodsworth College (PDAD&C #9) As announced in PDAD&C #98 on May 24, 2018, Professor Joseph Desloges will end his second term as Principal of Woodsworth […]

  • Update on Students from Saudi Arabia

    From: Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students Date: August 10, 2018 Re: Update on Students from Saudi Arabia The University is working to assist students who are affected by the Saudi Arabian government’s plans to withdraw its citizens from Canadian universities. We realize this is a stressful and uncertain time for those involved and we are reaching […]

  • 2018 New Faculty and Librarian Orientation (PDAD&C #8)

    From: Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Date: August 9, 2018 Re: 2018 New Faculty and Librarian Orientation (PDAD&C #8) Deans, Chairs, Directors, and Librarians are asked to encourage new colleagues in your Divisions to attend the New Faculty and Librarian Orientation on August 28 and 29, 2018. This event is designed to introduce […]