Your source for Arts & Science events, opportunities and information from the Office of the Dean

Programming for Chairs, Principals & Academic Directors in the Faculty of Arts & Science

The Office of the Dean invites new and continuing Arts & Science chairs, principals, and academic directors to attend the CPAD Leaders’ Program series. These sessions focus on Arts & Science specific practices and policies and will provide relevant information at key points throughout the year. Note: All sessions will be offered in a hybrid format.

Academic Searches

The Faculty is seeking nominations for the Chair and Graduate Chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences. Nomination deadline: November 30, 2022. Contact: Daniela Trapani.

Office of the Dean Staffing Announcements

UTORMFA for A&S Students and Non-appointed Staff/Casual Staff

UTORMFA is now a University security requirement. Messaging in Quercus and ACORN will guide students to enrol in UTORMFA. Students will be enrolled in batches throughout November and December. All remaining non-appointed/casual staff will be scheduled in batches throughout November and December. Support will be provided by the UTL Information Commons Help Desk. Arts & Science IIT continues to provide MFA tokens for staff, instructors and faculty as needed. Contact A&S IIT with any questions.

Call for Submissions: 2022 Office of Indigenous Initiatives Annual Report

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives welcomes units and divisions to provide information on all Indigenous events, activities, programs, policies and new hires that took place at the University of Toronto in 2022. This information will be included in the 2022 Annual Progress Report that is shared both internally and externally.

Deadline: November 11, 2022

Community Consultations on U of T’s Draft Institutional Research Data Management Strategy

The University of Toronto has co-developed a draft Institutional Research Data Management (RDM) Strategy, a requirement of the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy. All U of T appointed faculty, librarians, staff and students are invited to help shape the University of Toronto’s Institutional Research Data Management Strategy and future directions for support by providing input on the draft strategy. Provide feedback via the online form or at a virtual community consultation:

Call for Submissions: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 2022 Annual Report

The Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture invites the University community to contribute to the annual Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Report. The 2022 EDI Report aims to focus on the impact that EDI initiatives and achievements are having on our community. Submissions from across A&S are welcome.

Deadline: November 18, 2022

Call for Submissions: 2022 AODA Report Survey

Every year the University produces an annual report through the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office, detailing the work being done to meet the goals of the legislation and the obligations set out in the University's Statement of Commitment Regarding Persons with Disabilities. One purpose of this report is to bring attention to the incredible efforts, support and participation from everyone in our community, including in A&S. You are invited to share information about work completed to meet the goals of the AODA, the Statement of Commitment and to eliminate barriers to accessibility broadly.

Deadline: November 18, 2022

Data Sciences Institute Events

Anti-Asian Racism Working Group Survey

All members of the University are invited to share experiences, feedback and recommendations with the Anti-Asian Racism Working Group. Survey responses can be submitted through the Working Group website.

Deadline: November 21, 2022

Call for Proposals: Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Toronto is pleased to announce the launch of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a program of Schmidt Futures, which brings together the brightest minds who have completed a PhD in the natural sciences or engineering and who aim to pursue a research project that includes the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to their domain. Applicants must demonstrate clear expertise and promise within their field of study. Experience with AI is not a requirement, but applicants must have a desire to learn new AI methodologies that stand to accelerate discoveries in their domain. Value: $85,000 CDN/year, plus benefits. Duration: Two years. Contact:

Deadline: November 21, 2022

AIMday Quantum Technologies 2022

Join the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control for AIMday Quantum Technologies 2022, a free, one-day, in-person industry-academic meeting on December 7, 2022. The event will be structured around 16 research questions submitted by quantum companies. Researchers can now sign up for the questions they have interest and expertise in. Registration is now open. Contact: Anna Dyring.

Deadline: November 21, 2022

A&S Teaching & Learning Events

Visit the Digital Teaching & Learning website to learn more about the following events and find available supports and resources.

  • Teaching & Technology Drop-Ins: November 22, 2022, 12–1 pm on Teams.
  • Community of Practice: Teaching, Managing, and Assessing Large Courses, November 23, 2022, 10:30–11:30 am, in-person and on Zoom.

Call for Proposals: Black Research Network Ignite Grant

The Black Research Network’s Ignite Grant provides annual, small-scale research funding to support Black faculty, librarians and postdoctoral scholars working broadly in any disciplinary category at the University of Toronto. The grants will offer awards of $5,000–$10,000 towards research training, dissemination and support.

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Call for Proposals: Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to provide outstanding recent doctoral students advanced training in their field of study. These fellowships are not discipline specific but can be held in any department or research unit across the Faculty of Arts & Science. Applicants must secure sponsorship of a supervisor, or supervisors, from the professoriate (tenure stream) within A&S (St. George Campus).

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Research Partnership Application Support

A&S Tri-Council Postdoctoral Fellowship Top-Up Initiative

To attract outstanding postdoctoral fellows to the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Vice-Dean, Research portfolio provides an annual top-up to Tri-Council Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardees.

  • Eligible supervisors: Members of the A&S professoriate (St. George Campus primary budgetary appointees only)
  • Eligible Tri-Council Postdoctoral Fellowship programs: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC postdoctoral fellowships
  • Annual top-up: $10,000 per year (up to two years for NSERC/SSHRC and up to three years for CIHR)

Consult the Program Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedure for details on securing this funding.

Research Workshops, Information Sessions & Webinars

Visit the Centre for Research & Innovation Support for a complete listing of research related information sessions, webinars and panels.

Research Grant Application Support

Visit the Research Services web page for a full list of A&S grant optional review deadlines and see the A&S Research Services Directory for unit support.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Visit U of T’s COVID-19 UTogether website for regular updates and resources and A&S Together for Arts & Science-specific information.

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