Initiatives

A list of current initiatives:

Electronic Funds Transfer

The University of Toronto has successfully introduced the first phase of a pilot project to update the payment method for external vendors. This initiative will help to increase efficiency and transparency as well as provide a convenient, cost-effective way to distribute recurring payments to established Canadian vendors. To achieve this goal, the Financial Services Department, Procurement Services and Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration have implemented CIBC Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment to allow U of T to pay vendor invoices directly to vendors’ bank accounts.

Timetable Builder Expansion

The redesigned and cloud-based Timetable Builder will allow students to easily create and optimize their course schedules with a convenient, user-friendly and accessible user experience. After a successful pilot at the University of Toronto Scarborough, this application has been enhanced and will be released more broadly across U of T.

Digital Workplace Intune Migration

This year, the University of Toronto’s Digital Workplace team will migrate its clients’ computers to Microsoft Intune, a powerful cloud-based mobile device management service, from its legacy Managed Desktop Service. The migration to Intune will introduce a modern desktop experience for a modern workplace.

Secure U of T Advanced Threat Protections

Information Security is applying advanced Microsoft 365 Defender security features to a subset of staff and faculty at the University. These security features will provide an added layer of protection to Microsoft 365 accounts and will safeguard the community against malicious threats posed by attachments, links and documents.

Accommodated Tests and Exams

Following consultation with a cross section of students, instructors, staff and senior leadership, Accommodated Testing Services (ATS) is bringing accommodated tests and exams services to the next level, implementing new processes and technology to support a growing need at the University.

Users will find the process transparent, seamless and intuitive, providing easy online access to information through pre-existing University platforms.

U of T Enterprise Modernization Program

In reviewing options to upgrade and modernize U of T Administrative Management Systems, Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI) will use the latest SAP technology to upgrade all systems – providing a consistent, intuitive and streamlined user experience.

Past Initiatives can be found here.