Coordinator, Student Policy Initiatives
Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
Josh Hass is the recipient of the Innovative Service Award for his deep commitment to student engagement and student success, keen problem-solving abilities, and collaborative approach.
As Coordinator of Student Policy Initiatives in the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students, Josh plays a vital role in the oversight of university policy related to U of T’s 1,000+ student organizations. His deep knowledge of student policy was critically important to the success of three major initiatives within the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students: (1) the implementation of the Student Choice Initiative; (2) the development of the Student Organization Portal; and (3) the transition to a new online voting platform for student elections.
Josh has worked in roles within Student Life Programs and Services and the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students for the past 15 years, and is a strong contributor to the campus community and the broader Student Affairs and Services profession. Since 2008, Josh has served as a member of the Positive Space Committee where he has been an active advocate for ensuring the University is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for LGBTTIQQ2S students, staff, faculty, librarians, and alumni. As a member of the #uoftvotes roundtable, Josh has worked to support student democratic engagement in municipal, provincial, and federal elections. Josh has also been actively engaged in the Canadian Association of College and University Student Affairs and Services (CACUSS) as Co-Chair of the Orientation, Transition and Retention Community of Practice, Director and Co-Chair of the Assembly of Communities of Practice, and most recently, as a member of the Finance Committee.