Academic Administrators

2016 Call for Nominations for Honorary Degrees

From: Meric Gertler, President Date: August 20, 2015 Re: 2016 Call for Nominations for Honorary Degrees This is a reminder that the deadline for nominations for honorary degrees is Friday, September 18, 2015. By awarding honorary degrees, the University of Toronto seeks to recognize extraordinary achievement, in Canada or abroad, in community, national, or international … Read More

Reminder – Accommodation for Religious Observances

From: Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students Date: August 14, 2015 Re: Reminder – Accommodation for Religious Observances I am writing to remind you of the University’s commitment and policy concerning accommodation for religious observances, and to ask that you forward this information to instructors in your department. A number of you may already be aware that … Read More

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

From: Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations Date: August 5, 2015 Re: Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh The University of Toronto has announced it will be taking further steps to safeguard workers’ rights in Bangladesh apparel factories. Effective July 1, 2015, all licensees who source, produce, or purchase collegiate apparel for the U … Read More

Nominations for an Interim Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean, UTSC

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Bruce Kidd, Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough Date: August 4, 2015 Re: Nominations for an Interim Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean, UTSC As announced last week, Professor Rick Halpern has resigned as Vice Principal (Academic) and Dean of the University of Toronto Scarborough, effective August 1, 2015. More … Read More

Announcement – Professor Rick Halpern, Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean, UTSC (PDAD&C #7)

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Bruce Kidd, Vice-President, University of Toronto & Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough Date: July 31, 2015 Re: Announcement – Professor Rick Halpern, Vice-Principal (Academic) and Dean, UTSC (PDAD&C #7) We are writing to let you know that Professor Rick Halpern has resigned as Vice Principal (Academic) and Dean of … Read More

Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), Competition Rounds 1 and 2

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation Date: July 29, 2015 Re: Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), Competition Rounds 1 and 2 At a public event earlier this week, the Hon. Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology, announced the first award under the CFREF program. I am thrilled to confirm that … Read More

Update regarding concerns about the University’s response to a UTSC Health Studies Program course (July 17, 2015)

In recent days you may have heard or read reactions to the University’s report on a UTSC Health Studies Program course. We have received a number of inquiries in our offices, and we are aware of conversations taking place inside and outside the University. We take these concerns seriously, and we are writing today to … Read More

Update on Arbitration with CUPE 3902, Unit 1 (PDAD&C #2)

From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: July 6, 2015 Re: Update on Arbitration with CUPE 3902, Unit  1 (PDAD&C #2) As you all know, earlier this year, members of CUPE 3902, Unit 1 at the University of Toronto went on strike. Throughout the strike, both sides worked … Read More

Holiday Schedule 2015-16 and 2016-17

From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity; Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: May 14, 2015 Re: Holiday Schedule 2015-16 and 2016-17 In planning the University’s holiday schedule, we make every effort to provide a two-week closure in December, knowing how all of us appreciate the opportunity to have two full weeks. We also … Read More