U of T Acronyms

Acronyms starting with:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, U, V, W


AC Athletic Centre
ACORN Accessible Campus Online Resource Network
AFD Accommodation and Facilities Directorate
AI Assistant Invigilator
AIF Academic Initiative Fund
AMS Administrative Management Systems
AODA Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
AP Advancement Professional
AP&P Committee on Academic Policy & Programs
APSE Applied Science and Engineering
APUS Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students
ARCDO Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office
AS Ancillary Services
ASSU Arts & Science Students Union
ATB Across the Board (Salary Increase)
ATOP Access to Opportunity Program
AUCC Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada
AVP Assistant Vice President
AWS Administrative Web Services
AY Academic Year


B6 The process of setting up the salary budget
BB Business Board
BIU Basic Income Unit


CAHRS Central Administration Human Resource Services
CAUT Canadian Associations of University Teachers
CB Connect Campus Business Connect (no longer used)
CBS Campus Beverage Services
CC Cost Centre
CCBR Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
CFC Commitment Fund Centre
CFI Canada Foundation for Innovation
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CI Course Instructor
CIDA Canada International Development Agency
CIHR Canadian Institute of Health Research
CIUT U of T’s Radio Station
CLTA Contractually Limited-Term Appointment
COPC Contractual Obligations & Policy Commitments
CPAD Council of Chairs, Principals, and Academic Directors
CPO Chief Presiding Officer
CPP Canada Pension Plan
CRA Canada Revenue Agency
CRC Canada Research Chair
CSB Canada Saving Bonds
CTSI Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation
CUPE Canadian Union of Public Employees


DIS Development Information System (part of AMS)
DLS Data Library Service (at UofT)
DUA Division of University Advancement


EAA Engineering Athletic Association
EAF Endowed Adjustment Fund
EAP Employee Assistance Program
EDU Extra Departmental Unit
EEO Experiential Education Office
EFAP Employee and Family Assistance Program
EHS Environmental Health & Safety
EHC Extended Health Care
EI Employment Insurance
ELC Early Learning Centre
ERA Early Researcher Award
ERDD Expense Reimbursement Direct Deposit
ERO Ethics Review Office
ESA Employment Standards Act
ESS Employee Self-Service
ETIA Excellence Through Innovation Award


F&S Facilities & Services
FALD Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design
FAS Faculty of Arts & Science
FASE Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
FAST Financial Advisory Services and Training
FCE Full Course Equivalents
FIPPA Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
FIS Financial Information System (part of AMS)
FIS Faculty of Information Studies
FOIL Freedom of Information Liaison
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
FY Fiscal Year


GA Graduate Assistant
GC Governing Council
GLDP Global Leadership Development Program
GRIP Government Research Infrastructure Programs
GSAS Graduate Students’ Association (UTSC)
GSIS Graduate Students Information Systems
GSU Graduate Students’ Union


HCEA Health Care Expense Account
HCSA Health Care Spending Account
HH Hart House
HR Human Resources
HR&E Human Resources & Equity
HRIS Human Resources Information System (part of AMS)
HWB Health & Well Being


IA Instructional Assistant
IAMAW International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
IATSE International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada
IBBME Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
IBPAT International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades
ICCIT Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology
ICE Program Innovation to Commercialization for Entrepreneurs
ICS Institute of Child Study (OISE)
IHPST Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology
iHR Integrated HR
ILead Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering
IMI Institute for Management & Innovation
IPC Intellectual Property Contracts
ISA International Student Association
ISC International Student Centre
ITS Information & Technology Services
IUT Innovations at the University of Toronto


JHSC Joint Health & Safety Committee


KCC King’s College Circle


LAUT Librarians Association of the University of Toronto
LGBTQ Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Queer
LIRA Library and Internet Resource Account
LMS Learning Management System
LR Labour Relations
LTD Long Term Disability


MaRS Medical and Related Sciences
MEY Management Experience Year
MRI Ministry of Research and Innovation
MSS Manager Self-Service
MROL My Research Online


NGSIS New Generation Student Information System
NIH National Institutes of Health
NRC National Research Council Canada
NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


OCE Ontario Centres of Excellence
ODLC Organizational Development & Learning Centre
OGS Ontario Graduate Scholarships
OHIP Ontario Health Insurance Plan
OISE Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
OPSEU Ontario Public Service Employees Union
ORF Ontario Research Fund
OTA Office of Teaching Advancement
OTO One-Time-Only


P&B Planning & Budget
P&D Principals & Deans
PA Pension Adjustment
PANDM-L Professional & Managerial Staff Listserv
P&D or PandD Principals & Deans
PDAD&C Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs
PDF Postdoctoral Fellow
PERA Professional Expense Reimbursement Allowance
PEY Professional Experience Year
PI Principal Investigator
PM Professional & Managerial Staff (employee group)
PPDAC Physical Planning & Design Advisory Committee
PPFD Performance Planning, Feedback and Development
PSPA Past Service Pension Adjustment
PTR Progress Through the Ranks (salary increase)
PVP President, Provost, Vice-Presidents and Vice-Provosts


RA Research Assistant
RA Research Associate
RALUT Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (now Senior College)
RCAT Resource Centre for Academic Technology
RIR Research and International Relations
RIS Research Information System (part of AMS)
ROSI Repository of Student Information (now ACORN)
RRSP Registered Retirement Saving Plans
RSM Rotman School of Management


SAC Students’ Administrative Coucil
SAP System Application Product (Software for Administrative Management Systems)
SARG Service Ancillaries Review Group
SCP Summer Career Placements
SCS School of Continuing Studies
SCSU Scarborough Council Students’ Union (UTSC)
SEP Summer Experience Program
SH Simcoe Hall
SGDO Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
SGS School of Graduate Studies
SIA Sessional Instructional Assistants
SIG SSHRC International Grant Award
SIN Social Insurance Number
SIS Student Information Systems
SMC St. Michael’s College
SMWIA Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association
SRA Senior Research Associate
SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


T4 Statement of Remuneration Paid
T4A Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity and Other Income
T4ANR Statement of Fees, Commissions or Other Amounts Paid to Non-Residents for Services Rendered in Canada
TA Teaching Assistant
TD1 Personal Tax Credits Return (Federal)
TD1On Personal Tax Credits Return (Ontario)
TEPA Teacher Education Program Assistant
TST Toronto School of Theology
TTC Toronto Transit Commission
TYP Transitional Year Program


U of T University of Toronto
UA United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada
UAB University Affairs Board
UC University College
UHIP University Health Insurance Plan
UHN University Health Network
UNIFOR Unifor, Local 2003 represents Stationary Engineers; Building Management Systems Technicians; and, Building Engineers.
UNITE HERE Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees
USMC University of St. Michael’s College
USRA NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards
USW United Steelworkers
UTAA University of Toronto Alumni Association
UTAlert University of Toronto Alert
UTAM University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation
UTARMS University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services
UTEA-NSE University of Toronto Excellence Award in the Natural Sciences and Engineering
UTEA-SSH University of Toronto Excellence Award in the Social Sciences and Humanities
UTEMP University of Toronto Temporary Staffing Services
UTFA University of Toronto Faculty Association
UTL University of Toronto Library
UTM University of Toronto Mississauga
UTMSU University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union
UTORid University of Toronto Identification
UTP University of Toronto Press
UTPS University of Toronto Pension Services
UTPS University of Toronto Police Services
UTRS Office of Research Services
UTS University of Toronto School
UTSC University of Toronto Scarborough
UVSS University of Victoria Student’s Society


VIC Victoria University at the University of Toronto
VP Vice-President
VPUO Vice-President, University Operations


WDW Woodsworth College
WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
WSIB Workplace Safety & Insurance Board