Campaign Statement

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to announce that I am running for another term on Governing Council at the University of Toronto.

Over the past several years, I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with many of you. You have inspired me with your vision, galvanized me by example and shared with me your hopes and concerns. In turn, I have consistently spoken out on your behalf, without fear or favour on issues such as reorganization/restructuring, pensions, staff development and budget issues.

As Governor, I have, and will, continue to:

  • Make the concerns of administrative staff my main focus;
  • Be an effective voice in standing up for administrative staff;
  • Advocate for staff training and development;
  • Scrutinize the budget for any adverse impact on administrative staff; and
  • Monitor and review the performance of our pension administration.

Over the next couple of years, the University will be working towards the development of a Jointly-Sponsored Pension Plan (JSPP). I will collaborate with U of T administration, campus unions and other stakeholders in this historic endeavor and ensure that employees have an equal say in the governance of the JSPP.

I was on the Towards 2030 Task Force on Governance and the Implementation Committee that led to the creation of the UTSC and UTM Councils in 2013. (The Campus Councils exercise governance oversight of campus-specific matters – an important milestone in governance for our east and west campuses.)

Throughout my previous term on Governing Council, I was a member of the Business Board and the Planning & Budget Committee in order to keep a close watch on budgetary issues that might impact administrative staff.

In these crucial times, it is imperative that we have a strong voice to represent administrative staff on Governing Council.

I am asking for your vote so that I can represent your interests and concerns at the highest level. In this election, I have been endorsed by a large number of administrative staff across all three campuses.

Please feel free to pass this on to your friends and colleagues and ask them to vote for me.

You will receive information on the voting process from Governing Council. Voting begins at 9 a.m. on Feb 5, 2018, and ends at 5 p.m. on Feb 16. You can vote online by logging in using your personnel number and date of birth. Staff without an email account within the domain will receive a mail-in ballot that will be mailed out by Jan 29 and must be returned by 5 p.m. on Feb 16.

Thank you.

P.C. Choo

I am delighted to endorse P. C. Choo for another term on Governing Council. It is imperative that we have an effective voice in the highest decision-making body in the University. Choo has been a forceful voice for administrative staff and he is not afraid to speak out on issues. He has my vote.

Colleen Burke, President, USW Local 1998

A forceful voice for administrative staff

As former Chair of the University Affairs Board and member of Governing Council for ten years, I am so very pleased to give my full support to P. C. Choo.  He has proven to be an extremely positive representative for all administrative staff and not just for one particular segment of that diverse and under-represented group.  Experience on the Council is vital and P. C. has had twelve years’ experience and has come to know and understand the many complex issues this great University faces today and tomorrow.

I encourage you to support P. C. Choo and return him to Governing Council so he can continue to serve the administrative staff with passion and conviction.

Alex Waugh, former Vice-Principal & Registrar, Wordsworth College

An extremely positive representative for all administrative staff