2015 Human Resources & Equity Annual Report
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I am pleased to present the 2015 Annual Report for the University of Toronto’s Division of Human Resources & Equity.Over my fifteen years as the Vice-President of Human Resources & Equity, the staff in the Human Resources & Equity portfolio and I have collectively worked on a host of areas important to employment and diversity. I am extremely proud of the way we have changed the way we look at employee relations, and the supports which are now provided to every employee in their efforts to make this one of the best higher education institutions in the world. The creative and dedicated staff members in my portfolio have made outstanding and impactful contributions in a number of areas such as equity, health and well-being and recognition.
2015 was a particularly busy time for the Division on a number of fronts. One of our larger undertakings was overseeing the rollout of the ‘Speaking Up’ Faculty & Staff Engagement Survey results.
Together with my colleague and project co-sponsor, Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life, we spent the final months of the year meeting face-to-face with leadership teams from across U of T. In these discussions we were impressed by the breadth of the initiatives being undertaken by the divisions, and we look forward to seeing them launch and take shape. These meetings were insightful and encouraging and highlighted a divisional commitment to make their work environments the best they can be for faculty and staff.
I was pleased that such commitment was recognized on a national level in 2015 as University of Toronto was once again honoured as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, one of Canada’s Top Diversity Employers, one of the Canada’s Family-Friendly Employers, one of Canada’s Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.
On a personal note, as I near the end of my tenure as Vice-President, while I know there is always work to do, I’m pleased with our accomplishments and thankful for the dedication and work of those in the Division and our HR partners across the University. It has been an honour to lead this group and I look forward to watching this team grow under the next Vice-President.
I invite you to read through this overview of our 2015 activities and encourage you to send us any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Top Employer Awards received by U of T in 2015