In Memoriam -- Paul Maycock

27 Feb 2012 - 4:29pm
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Professor Emeritus Paul Maycock, a specialist in plant ecology in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, passed away on Feb. 23.

Born in Hamilton, Maycock studied biology at Queen’s University and the University of Wisconsin. He taught at McGill University from 1957 until 1969, when he joined what was then Erindale College at the University of Toronto.

A message from Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity and Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost

27 Feb 2012 - 9:17am

The University is extremely pleased that there was such a significant turnout of members of CUPE 3902 Unit 1 at the membership meeting Feb 24. We are also extremely pleased that those members voted to send the tentative agreement to a full ratification vote. In accordance with our normal practice, the University will not comment on the details of the agreement until the ratification vote has been completed. The Union has advised us that the ratification vote will now occur the week of March 5th.

Innovative book defies being judged by its cover

21 Feb 2012 - 1:32pm
Cover of Khadijah goes to School

A debut book by Toronto-based Asim Hussain has librarians and bookstore owners stumped by where to place the book on their shelves.

“One library classified Khadijah goes to School as an adult book,” Hussain says. “They said it was a serious subject and wanted to put it in the philosophy section.” Another library felt the 28-page book, full of whimsical drawings, symbols, prose and poetry, belonged with the children’s books.

University of Toronto named Top Diversity Employer for 2012

21 Feb 2012 - 10:51am
(Left to right): Andrea Carter, Sandra Carnegie-Douglas, Marilou Thompson, Justin Charles and Tricia Patel are among the equity office staff members who ensure that U of T's policies are inclusive and equitable. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)

The University of Toronto’s focus on diversity has earned national recognition as the university has been named a Top Diversity Employer for the fifth consecutive year.

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers competition recognizes employers with exemplary diversity and workplace inclusiveness programs involving women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered/transsexual and queer (LGBTQ) employees.

Top researchers to lead U of T’s Institute for Human Development

16 Feb 2012 - 11:58am
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Professor Stephen Lye will serve as the inaugural executive director and Professor Marla Sokolowski as the inaugural academic director of the University of Toronto’s newly established Institute for Human Development.  The announcement came jointly from Professor Julia O’Sullivan, dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Professor Catharine Whiteside, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, following a highly competitive search led by an interdisciplinary Appointments Committee.