Vice-Deans + Associate Deans

2015-16 Workshops for New and Pre-Promotion Faculty Members

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Date: September 10, 2015 Re: 2015-16 Workshops for New and Pre-Promotion Faculty Members Each year my office holds a number of workshops and seminars for new and pre-promotion faculty in continuing positions. Please inform all new tenure-stream and teaching stream faculty and all pre-promotion faculty in continuing … Read More

Retirement of Louis Charpentier, Secretary of the Governing Council

From: Judy Goldring, Chair of the Governing Council Meric Gertler, President Date: September 1, 2015 Re: Retirement of Louis Charpentier, Secretary of the Governing Council For over 36 years, Louis Charpentier has served the University of Toronto with distinction and commitment, and so it is with very mixed feelings that we announce Louis’ retirement from … Read More

Learning and Education Advancement Fund – Advance Notice

From: Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education Date: August 25, 2015 Re: Learning and Education Advancement Fund – Advance Notice Fund Overview The Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education invites proposals for the inaugural round of the Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF). The focus of this new program is to enrich the learning experience … Read More

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

Just-In-Time Workshops for New and Continuing Academic Administrators

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life Date: August 18, 2015 Re: Just-In-Time Workshops for New and Continuing Academic Administrators I am pleased to provide details of the Just-in-Time workshop and seminar series for 2015-16 intended solely for academic administrators (e.g. Chairs, Associate/Vice-Deans, Deans, Vice-Principals, and Principals). These workshops are scheduled to precede major … 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

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

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