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Passion drives change at the Sustainability Office

Passion drives change at the Sustainability Office

For the St. George campus, it means working collaboratively across the entire the university in the continuous pursuit of a better future that considers the three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic.

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Get to know F&S: Patsy Rampersad

Get to know F&S: Patsy Rampersad

For most of 2020 and 2021, the St. George campus was much quieter than usual. But essential workers like Patsy Rampersad have been working as hard as ever to keep campus running smoothly.

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The top four unique elevators at U of T’s St. George campus

The top four unique elevators at U of T’s St. George campus

The University of Toronto is one of the largest elevator owners in Ontario—a province home to some 60,000 elevators, escalators, and lifts. If you look closer, on the St. George campus you can find some of the oldest and most unique elevators in the country.

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Get to know F&S: Christine Tan

Get to know F&S: Christine Tan

The fields of engineering and mechanical operations have traditionally been dominated by men, but that hasn’t stopped Christine Tan. She is one of four managers of building operations at the St. George campus—and the only woman.

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Cleaning robots: helping F&S work smarter

Cleaning robots: helping F&S work smarter

Previously, surfaces such as door handles, railings, elevator buttons, and door opening buttons were cleaned daily or weekly. As part of the University’s COVID-19 safety measures, high-touch surfaces are disinfected twice a day. Reprioritizing tasks has left less time for floor and carpet cleaning that is traditionally very labour-intensive. This is where the robot comes in. For process efficiency, F&S invested in fully autonomous, compact, and sustainable robots that can clean […]

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Get to know F&S: Ron Atkins

Get to know F&S: Ron Atkins

With many students, staff, and faculty studying and working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. George campus is much quieter than usual. But behind the tranquil façade there is still a myriad of activity going on, and playing a critical role is Ron Atkins and the Caretaking Services team.

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