News archive - 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

New Workday homepage and search experience coming soon!

Stay tuned for a newly designed Workday home page and enhanced search experience!

Features include:

  • Highly visible tasks awaiting your action 

  • Personalized, timely suggestions to remind you of upcoming absences, new pay slips available and other relevant information

  • Global navigation to allow access to applications from any area in Workday 

  • Ability to add external shortcut links, such as the Benefit rates page or Workday user guides 

  • Faster, more relevant search results 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Minimum Wage Changes October 1, 2021

The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing on October 1, 2021 as summarized in the following table:

Minimum wage rate Current wage rate Effective October 1, 2021
General minimum wage – applies to most employees $14.25 per hour $14.35 per hour
Student minimum wage – applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays $13.40 per hour $13.50 per hour
Liquor servers minimum wage – applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work $12.45 per hour $12.55 per hour

More information can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website

Friday, September 10, 2021

Workday system update – 2021R2

Effective September 11 Workday will be releasing its latest system update. These releases feature upgrades designed to increase functionality and enhance the user experience.

Most Workday releases will center around back-end improvements (which end users won’t notice). However, there may be some changes that impact campus. Further information on the release can be found on the New Workday features page.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New Pension and Benefits Rates effective May 1, 2021

What is happening?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

New Community of Practice launched!

The Office of the Associate Provost, Human Resources is excited to announce the successful launch of a University wide Continuous Improvement (CI) and Change Management (CM) Community of Practice. To further develop institutional CI/CM expertise, the CoP aims to provide a supportive space for those seeking to learn more about CI and CM or, those who are already working on similar initiatives.