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U of T hosts first international residence application conference

As an application that is used by all 13 U of T residences, StarRez has streamlined the residence process for thousands of students – from the application process to deposits, room assignments and maintenance. On November 7, StarRez users came together to discover best practices, tips and tricks, and to discuss process improvements. The event, … Continue reading “U of T hosts first international residence application conference”

U of T launches faster registration, future modernization

After three years of intense preparation, the success of the Platform Modernization Project came down to one weekend. Led by Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS), the project involved converting over 2 million lines of code and replacing an aging server. The new platform will modernize U of T’s student information system for years to … Continue reading “U of T launches faster registration, future modernization”

Excellence Through Innovation Awards 2018

Congratulations to staff members from Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI) and the Planning & Budget Office for winning three U of T Excellence Through Innovation Awards (ETIA). These awards recognize the contributions of administrative staff in advancing the University’s strategic objectives, encouraging administrative innovation, and providing a platform for sharing best practices. ETIA is …

U of T to create centralized, online awards system

U of T has just announced the beginning of a multi-year project to help students easily search and apply for awards. The new system will automatically match students to relevant awards and notify them about funding decisions, amounts and payment dates. Not only will this platform increase transparency and efficiency, but it will also help …

Faster U of T student registration, future modernization

It’s a project that has converted 2 million lines of code, replaced a 1,000 kg mainframe server and will modernize U of T’s student information system, ROSI, for years to come. Set to launch on November 19, the Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS) has been updating the system’s platform to enhance services for U … Continue reading “Faster U of T student registration, future modernization”

U of T saves time, streamlines purchase orders

Multiple emails, hard copy printouts and a lot of time – this once described the process of creating a high-value purchase order (PO) at U of T. Now, new functionality in the Financial Information System (FIS) will allow staff at the St. George campus to create a PO at or above $25,000 without an FIS …

SharePoint Online: How U of T is tackling thousands of documents

How does a division reduce 1,700 digital documents to 372 and create an efficient information management process for the future? U of T’s Division of Human Resources & Equity (HR&E) did just that with the help of SharePoint Online and Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI). In July 2018, the new HR&E Documents Hub replaced …

U of T launches GPA Calculator application

GPAs – they can determine whether a student secures that next scholarship or gets into graduate school. Now a new application, called the GPA Calculator will help all U of T students easily calculate their grades and plan ahead for academic success. “Through ongoing interviews and usability tests, we discovered the need for this calculator,” says … Continue reading “U of T launches GPA Calculator application”

NGSIS Platform Modernization: Behind-the-scenes of one of U of T’s largest IT projects

After three years, 2 million lines of converted code and over 140 new servers, the Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS) Platform Modernization Project is set to take centre stage this fall to enhance services for staff and students. The refreshed system will allow 15,000 students to access the system via ACORN simultaneously, versus the …

U of T recruiting for the ACORN Student Advisory Team

More than 900 students and hundreds of research activities and tests have helped to make ACORN and associated applications all that they are today. Now, U of T’s ACORN Student Advisory Team is recruiting new participants to continue to help shape the student experience. When students join the team, they can expect to attend 45-minute … Continue reading “U of T recruiting for the ACORN Student Advisory Team”