2019 to 2020

  • COVID-19 – Additional Immigration Considerations (PDAD&C #62)

    From: Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Joshua Barker, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education and Dean, School of Graduate Studies Date: April 7, 2020 Re: COVID-19 – Additional Immigration Considerations (PDAD&C #62) This memo is an update to the memo of March 23, 2020, which provided advice on the Impact of Temporary Travel Restrictions Resulting from COVID-19. Set out below is additional immigration advice […]

  • Deferral of Acting Vice-President and Provost Appointment

    From: Professor Meric Gertler, President Date: April 1, 2020Re: Deferral of Acting Vice-President and Provost Appointment Given the demands facing the University at this time as a result of COVID-19, the Provost and I have agreed that it would be prudent to defer, until further notice, her six-month leave that had been scheduled to begin […]

  • Legal Support for Contracts Impacted by COVID-19 (PDAD&C #60)

    To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and ChairsFrom: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and ProvostVivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives Date: March 31, 2020Re: Legal Support for Contracts Impacted by COVID-19 (PDAD&C #60) University legal support is available to advise on existing and proposed contracts entered into by academic units, principal investigators (PIs), and shared […]

  • Further to PDAD&C #58 re: Faculty and Librarian Performance Evaluation and Merit Process for 2019-20 (PTR/5% Merit) (PDAD&C #61)

    To:  Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs; Chief Administrative Officers and Divisional HR Leads From: Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic LifeDate: March 31, 2020 Re: Further to PDAD&C #58 re: Faculty and Librarian Performance Evaluation and Merit Process for 2019-20 (PTR/5% Merit) (PDAD&C #61) I am writing to provide clarification to PDAD&C #58. The […]

  • Faculty Members and Working on Campus (PDAD&C #59)

    To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and ChairsFrom: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and ProvostVivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic InitiativesKelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources and EquityDate: March 31, 2020Re: Faculty Members and Working on Campus (PDAD&C #59) Please distribute this information widely amongst your colleagues. We find ourselves in unprecedented and uncertain circumstances this month. Thank you […]

  • Faculty and Librarian Performance Evaluation and Merit Process for 2019-20 (PTR/5% Merit) (PDAD&C #58)

    To:  Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs; Chief Administrative Officers and Divisional HR Leads From:   Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Date: March 25, 2020 Re: Faculty and Librarian Performance Evaluation and Merit Process for 2019-20 (PTR/5% Merit) (PDAD&C #58) I am writing to confirm that the Provost and the Deans, in consultation with UTFA, have […]

  • A COVID-19 Response Resource for the University of Toronto and Affiliated Institutions

    From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives Ted Sargent, Vice-President, International Date: March 24, 2020Re: A COVID-19 Response Resource for the University of Toronto and Affiliated Institutions We are thrilled at the outpouring of offers from faculty members and others to offer research capacity, engineering expertise, materials, labs, access to infrastructure, in […]

  • Winter 2020 Course Evaluation Data: COVID-19 (PDAD&C #57)

    To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs From: Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Vice Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate EducationDate: March 24, 2020Re: Winter 2020 Course Evaluation Data: COVID-19 (PDAD&C #57) We appreciate the amazing efforts of our faculty to adjust under the current circumstances due to the […]

  • Provision for Requesting Delay to Timeline for Academic Review in Response to COVID-19 (PDAD&C#56)

    To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs; Pre-Tenure, Pre-Continuing Status Faculty, and Pre-Permanent Status Librarians     From: Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic LifeDate: March 20, 2020Re: Provision for Requesting Delay to Timeline for Academic Review in Response to COVID-19 (PDAD&C#56) We are aware that the COVID-19 situation may have caused significant challenges for pre-tenure […]

  • Extension to Deadline to Apply to Special Retirement Program (PDAD&C #55)

    To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic LifeDate: March 18, 2020Re: Extension to Deadline to Apply to Special Retirement Program (PDAD&C #55) As you know, governments and institutions around the world have been responding in various ways to the threats posed […]