19 University of Toronto Web Site

 PDAD&C #19, 2005-06


TO: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
FROM: Vivek Goel, Vice-President & Provost
DATE: October 3, 2005
RE: University of Toronto Web site


The new University of Toronto home page collection, briefly presented at PDAD&C last Thursday, is now available for preview. You may find the site at: http://preview.utoronto.ca.  The site will be launched live in a week.

This new site, which incorporates a redefined information architecture and a new visual identity for the University, is a first step in enhancing the way we communicate with our students, faculty, staff and the community.

The Web Services Project Office has structured the site in a decentralised manner to allow content owners to maintain their information directly. We will work with content owners to complete the current information collection and to keep the content up-to-date and accurate.

Corrections to information on the preview Web site should be addressed to webservices@utoronto.ca. Please direct questions about content in the Students section to students.webmaster@utoronto.ca

Please note, new hardware has been purchased to accommodate expected Web site traffic. It will be installed shortly and will significantly improve institutional site performance. As well, the University search engine has been changed to the Google Search Appliance.

For more information regarding the new Web site please contact Marden Paul Marden.paul@utoronto.ca and Vicki Vokas vicki.vokas@utoronto.ca.