Chief Administrative Officer
Welcome from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
I am very proud to be part of the OISE community and feel privileged to lead a team of professionals within the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. We are committed to be the effective enablers for OISE’s academic goals and priorities by providing effective and useful resources, tools, information and systems.
As a strategic partner, the Office of the CAO provides leadership and expertise in the development, implementation and evaluation of OISE's strategic plan ensuring sustainable and fiscally responsible management of faculty resources in support of the Institute's academic priorities. We promote organizational and service excellence, operational efficiency, community wellness, and employee engagement & recognition.
We are proud to provide collaborative, comprehensive, and professional services to the OISE community with expertise in the areas of information technology, human resources, finance, facilities, data management, and legislative & policy compliance. We are a team that values respect, equity, teamwork, personal and professional well-being, integrity, and collegiality. Our supportive, professional environment fosters learning, innovation, diversity, and recognition with a commitment to embracing change.
I encourage you to learn more about our current initiatives and team by exploring this website.
Chief Administrative Officer
Education Commons (EC)
As a community partner & digital leader, Education Commons enables the OISE community with IT services and solutions in the pursuit of Discovery.
Space Planning & Management
Responsible for managing and planning OISE's buildings and related services in co-operation with University of Toronto central Facilities and Services in order to provide a healthy, functional and beautiful environment for all.
OISE's Finance office provides Faculty-wide support for strategic financial planning and budget analysis on operating budgets, research and endowed funds management, policy compliance, and financial administration processes.
OISE's HR team supports faculty and staff though specializing in payroll, pension and benefits, providing expert HR advice and support in the areas of employee & labour relations, talent acquisition & management and professional development.
As we have heard from the community, the goal of this project is to re-imagine the existing unused outdoor terraces. The design will incorporate the latest standards of accessibility and sustainability as well as provide space to express Indigenous values. The west facing terrace will be a place for large gatherings, informal study, meeting and community gathering events. There will be patio areas with a variety of bench seating, table seating, shade features and gardens areas with a selection of plantings to create a green oasis accessible to the community. Adjacent to the roof garden terrace, the interior lounge in Room 5-220 will be a flexible space with areas for studying, relaxation and events. The lounge will feature chairs and casual table seating. Together, these two spaces will provide connection and openness for special events and daily use for the OISE community.
The OISE Wellness Committee is comprised of representatives from across the OISE. Our objective for this working group is focused on developing programs and resources to help us cultivate a culture of Readiness, Resilience, and Recovery as we adapt to our evolving learning and work arrangements.
The activities of this group include:
- engaging in meaningful discussions about the needs of each of our constituent groups as our learning and work arrangements evolve
- gathering data from our community through surveys, focus group discussions, interviews
- exploring current trends and strategies from other organizations
- learning from and working with experts, both internal and external to OISE, to develop a post-pandemic wellness strategy
- building a library of resources to help us cultivate a culture of Readiness, Resilience, and Recovery