Chairs + Graduate Chairs + Academic Directors

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

Appointment of Professor Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz as Vice-Principal, Research, UTSC

From: Bruce Kidd, Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough Date: August 10, 2015 Re: Appointment of Professor Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz as Vice-Principal, Research, UTSC I am pleased to advise you that the Governing Council has approved the appointment of Professor Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz as Vice-Principal, Research, U of T Scarborough, for a six-year term effective July … Read More

Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Data Management: Feedback Request

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation Lorraine Ferris, Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight and Compliance Date: August 6, 2015 Re: Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Data Management: Feedback Request The Tri-Agencies recently released a Draft Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management, outlining the Agencies’ overarching expectations with regard to digital research data management, and … 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

New Faculty Orientation

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life Date: July 30, 2015 Re: New Faculty Orientation We are asking all Deans, Chairs, and Academic Directors to encourage new faculty members and librarians to attend this year’s New Faculty Orientation. This event is intended to provide newly appointed faculty members and librarians with an unparalleled opportunity … Read More

CTSI’s Tune Into Teaching Series

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life Date: July 30, 2015 Re: CTSI’s Tune Into Teaching Series Tune Into Teaching is a series of sessions for all instructors hosted by the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) during the first week of September 2015. We encourage all instructors and librarians to attend and for Deans, … 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

PDAD&C Information and Meeting Dates for 2015-16

From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost Date: July 22, 2015 Re: PDAD&C Information and Meeting Dates for 2015-16 Welcome to all new and returning Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs. All Academic Administrators who have been appointed under the Policy on the Appointment of Academic Administrators are members of this standing committee, commonly known as … 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