Category: ACT Staff

Living Our Strategic Vision

Over the past year, the University of Toronto, led by our CIO Bo Wandschneider, has been engaged in a deep and meaningful IT strategic planning process. You can read more about that process in this article, “New ITS strategic plan

Traffic in a Storm

by Marco Di Vittorio Manager, Application Administration Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT) Most traffic moves slower during a snow storm. Pedestrian, vehicle and airline routes typically grind to a halt when large white flakes flood the ground in high volumes.

Chad Holden

It is with mixed feelings that I write to tell you about the departure of Chad Holden from the ACT team. Luckily, however, Chad remains with the University as the new Lead Systems and Support Administrator in the Division of

3D Printing @ the MADLab

Here’s a nice article about 3D Printing in our MADLab: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tPwr74Id5VwgykRhvCmh/full Our colleagues, Erica Lenton and Carolyn Dineen from Gerstein Library, do a very nice job describing what’s involved in setting up a 3D printing service: “We use a certification

Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpour

Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpour has recently joined the ITS Project Management Office, and among her other activities, she has been assigned PM responsibilities for the next phase of our Academic Toolbox Renewal initiative. Haniyeh has a doctoral degree in Human Resource

Thank you to Shannonn Kelly

As many of you know, Shannonn Kelly came to ACT last year to help provide some initial project management activities related to two ACT projects – technical upgrades to the CE system, and the first two phases of the Academic

MADLab in the News

Check out this Varsity article about student app developers at UofT, and includes a bit about Mike Spears and the MADLab:  http://thevarsity.ca/2015/09/13/building-a-tech-powerhouse/  

Dr. Kimberley MacKinnon

I am pleased to let the community know that Dr. Kimberley MacKinnon has accepted a formal role to work with the ACT group, providing us with ongoing scholarly input, expertise and analysis, particularly around the Academic Toolbox Renewal initiative (http://toolboxrenewal.act.utoronto.ca)

Shout out to ACT Staff

I just want to give a quick shout-out to ACT staff who won some awards at yesterday’s University Operations Annual Staff Achievement Awards ceremony. In particular, ACT members were part of two winning Outstanding Staff Team Award groups – the

Armin Krauss Joins ACT

From Marco Di Vitorio, Manager, ACT Application Administration I’m pleased to announce that Armin Krauss will be joining the ACT Operations team on August 31st. Armin will be managing the environment for the University homepage collection as well as supporting

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