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Living Our Strategic Vision

June 20, 2019

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 to guide the future of tech at U of T,” but the Vision that we … Read More

Traffic in a Storm

February 11, 2019

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. Web traffic on the other hand, can exhibit a very different pattern during the same … Read More

Chad Holden

September 16, 2016

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 the Vice-President and Provost. Chad started at the University in 2001 as the Manager of … Read More

3D Printing @ the MADLab

June 28, 2016

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 process designed to train users on the printers, introduce them to design software, and test … Read More

Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpour

March 3, 2016

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 Management and Organizational Behaviour and an MBA with Finance Concentration. Further, she is a certified … Read More

Thank you to Shannonn Kelly

December 14, 2015

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 Toolbox Renewal initiative. As both of those are now (mostly) complete, Shannonn will be moving … Read More

MADLab in the News

September 16, 2015

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

September 8, 2015

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) and tool integration process. Dr. MacKinnon will provide the team with scholarly guidance as we … Read More

Shout out to ACT Staff

September 2, 2015

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 Lamp Server Compromise Response Team and the Learning Technologies Interoperability team. You can read more … Read More

Armin Krauss Joins ACT

August 28, 2015

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 the design, development and ongoing operation of our next generation web services offerings. Armin’s academic … Read More