January 16 2013
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ANNOUNCEMENTS Muslim Prayer Room to be opened at Emmanuel College on January 22nd
2013 PERSONAL TAX CREDITS RETURNS (Forms TD1 and TD1 ON)
The new Muslim prayer room includes separate ablution facilities for men and women, as well as new carpets and a refurbished ceiling. The inauguration will be take place from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
For the 2013 tax year, if you are claiming only the Basic Personal Amount, it is not necessary to complete new federal and Ontario TD1‟s, unless this represents a change from your status in 2012. However, if you expect a change in your personal credits for the new year, please complete new TD1 forms in the Payroll Office (NFH 116), so that your income tax calculations will be accurately reflected. For 2013, the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan will increase from $50,100 to $51,100, but the Canada Pension Plan rate remains unchanged at 4.95%. The new maximum annual contribution will be $2,356.20, up from $2,306.70 in 2012. The Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate will increase from 1.83% to 1.88% of insurable earnings for tax year 2013. The level for maximum insurable earnings has been increased from $45,900 to $47,400 for 2013. The new maximum annual EI contribution for 2013 will be $891.12, up from $839.97 in 2012.
Please refer to the „Upcoming Events‟ section for further details.
Caffiends Staff Log available for winter semester In order to encourage faculty and academic staff to mingle with the Victoria College students who patronize, volunteer and run the fair-trade coffee house in the NW corner of the Old Vic foyer, Principal Esterhammer is pleased to announce that the staff log will be available once again for this semester at Caffiends. Victoria College faculty, fellows, sessional instructors, retirees and administrative staff are welcome. Please indicate your name and department when filling out the log form that is provided at the counter in order to enjoy a delicious brew courtesy of Victoria College. Of course, coffee and conversation will continue to be available at the Senior Common Room in Burwash Hall for all Victoria University faculty and staff.
Please also note that in Block 2 on the TD1, you can claim a non-refundable tax credit of $2,234 for each child born in 1996 or later. If you claimed the “Child Amount” in 2012, please complete a new TD1 for 2013 since the allowable amount has increased. Please note that either parent, but not both, may make this claim.
CANADA PENSION PLAN (CPP) INFORMATION
EXHIBITS ON CAMPUS NORTHOP FRYE @100: A Centenary Exhibition E.J. Pratt Library, Victoria University http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/exhibitions/nfrye100/
PARIS POSTERS 1968 Student and Workers Revolt E.J. Pratt Library, Victoria University
Digital images of all the posters can be seen at: http://uoft.me/parisposters or http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/collections (click "Digital Collections" and search "posters").
If you are at least 65, but under 70, and are currently receiving a CPP retirement pension from the government, and if you would like to elect to stop contributing to the CPP, please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency form entitled “Election to Stop Contributing to the Canada Pension Plan or Revocation of a Prior Election”. The form is available at the following web site: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/cpt30/README.html Please review the form, and if applicable, return this federal government CPT30 form to the payroll office. You must also file this form with the Canada Revenue Agency if you choose to participate.
What‟s new at VIC?
Increase in the number of waves of Phishing email messages Alex Nishri, who is responsible for central email services at U of T, notes that "there has been a large increase in the number of waves of Phishing email messages targeting our University." He has asked technical support staff to circulate his letter on how to keep yourself safe from Phishing attacks. You can read it online at: http://library.vicu.utoronto.ca/news/nishri_nov2012.htm
HONORS & AWARDS Professor John Zilcosky wins twelve-month National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship
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Congratulations to Professor John Zilcosky on winning a twelve-month National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship for his project, “The Concept of the „Uncanny‟ in 20th-Century AustroGerman Thought.”
UPCOMING EVENTS January 16
4:00 pm Vic One Plenary Session Topic: Hadron and the Higgs boson Speaker: Pekka Sinervo More Information: http://uoft.me/viconeplenary Location: NF003
7:00 pm The Friends of Victoria University Library Present:
January 22 7:00 – 9:00 pm Ingrid Mattson will give a Lecture on “Rooting Canadian Muslim Identity”. This Lecture and Reception celebrates the refurbished Muslim Prayer Room and Ablution Facilities in the basement of Emmanuel College. Location: Room 119, Emmanuel College
January 23 2:00 pm VWA Presents: “Vic Now” Kelley Castle, Dean of Students Shoaib Alli, VUSAC President Carol Canzona, Council of Women Location: Alumni Hall (Room 112), Old Vic
January 23 4:00 pm Vic One Plenary Session Topic: Making Believe – how to convince a reader that a story really happened More Information: http://uoft.me/viconeplenary Speaker: Michael Winter Location: NF003
ORLANDO (Film Screening) Starring Tilda Swinton as Orlando. This film reveals four centuries of sexual politics through the eyes of a gender-switching main character based on the 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf Light refreshments will be served. Contact: Call 416-585-4471 if you plan to attend Location: Alumni Hall, Old Vic
January 24 4:15 pm Harold Innis, Information Management and the Topographic Revolution in Communication Speaker: John Bonnett More Information: http://uoft.me/3ce Location: 140 St. George Street, Bissell Building, Room 728
January 25 2:00 – 4:00 pm The Grassroots' Approach to Poverty Alleviation in Contemporary Burma/Myanmar Speaker: Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung More Information: http://uoft.me/3cc Location: Munk School of Global Affairs, North House, Room 108N
January 26 10:30 AM -12:30 PM Toronto Semiotic Circle Presents: "Challenges and Opportunities in Articulating Grievance in Public Spaces: A Look at Selected Civil Actions in the Streets of Toronto for Social Justice" 2
UPCOMING EVENTS Speaker: Dr. Enam Huque Location: Victoria College, 73 Queen's Park Crescent. NF205
Beyond Charity, Aid and Development: The Problems and Possibilities of a Partnership Model
1:00 – 9:00 pm Workshop on Scriptural Reasoning: „Reading Scriptures Together Across Religious Differences‟, led by Susan Kennel Harrison. Registration is $85 and includes supper, students are half price. Information: http://uoft.me/3ad
January 30 4:00 pm Vic One Plenary Session Topic: TBD More Information: http://uoft.me/viconeplenary Speaker: David Malkin Location: NF003
9:00 – 11:00 am Teaching for Ministry Symposia Series at Emmanuel College Location: Emmanuel College 319 Panelists: Barbara Bisgrove (Board Member of Weston King Neighbourhood Centre), Jonathan Schmidt (Co-Director, Canadian Churches‟ FORUM for Global Ministries) Moderator: Carmen Palmer, TFM Fellow Location: Room 119, Emmanuel College
February 27 2:00pm VWA Presents: “Palestine Pilgrimage” (Illustrated) Ruth Clarke, VWA Member, with Pat McPhee and Mary Sanderson Location: Alumni Hall (Room 112), Old Vic
1:00 – 5:00 pm Starting February 4, 2013 and continuing the first Monday of the months until May 6, 2013, Richard Choe will lead an afternoon workshop (1:00-5:00 p.m.) in Emmanuel, Room 319 on Communicating Hope: Reflection and Photography. $250 fee. Register: http://www.united-in-learning.com
10:30 AM -12:30 PM Toronto Semiotic Circle Presents: "The Problem of Meaning in Architecture" Speaker: Prof. Andy Payne (University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design) Location: Victoria College, 73 Queen's Park Crescent. NF205
4:00 pm Vic One Plenary Session Topic: Ghosts have warm hand(books): Canadian Writing of the Great War (1914-1918) More Information: http://uoft.me/viconeplenary Speaker: Ward McBurney Location: NF003
1:00 – 5:00 pm Richard Choe will lead an afternoon workshop on Communicating Hope: Reflection and Photography. $250 fee. Register: http://www.united-in-learning.com Location: Emmanuel, Room 319
February 8 4:00 pm Margaret Jane Kidnie (English, University of Western Ontario): “Crafting Theatrical (and Editorial) Effect in Heywood‟s A Woman Killed with Kindness.” Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium in partnership with the Department of English. Location: Jackman Humanities Building 100A.
February 11 4:00 – 6:00 pm Victoria College Council (VCC) Meeting – Alumni Hall
February 13 4:00 pm Vic One Plenary Session - Pelham Edgar Lecture More Information: http://uoft.me/viconeplenary Speaker: Linden MacIntyre Location: NF003
March 7 4:15 pm Margins of Authority: Precedent and Citation in Early Legal Treatises Speaker: Simon Stern More Information: http://uoft.me/3ce Location: Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place
March 14 4:00 pm Selma Zecevic (Humanities, York University): “Should a Muslim Drink Coffee and Smoke? Law and Poetry in Early Modern Ottoman Bosnia.” Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium in partnership with the CRRS. Location: Victoria College, Senior Common Room, Burwash Hall).
March 18 4:00 – 6:00 pm Victoria College Council (VCC) Meeting – Alumni Hall
UPCOMING EVENTS March 23 10:30 AM -12:30 PM Toronto Semiotic Circle Lecture Speaker: Dr. Andrew Houlson Location: Victoria College, 73 Queen's Park Crescent. NF205
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT… Presenting Vic‟s new avian friend – Hedwig the owl! Last spotted outside the E.J. Pratt Library.
March 27 2:00pm VWA Presents: “Beethoven‟s Diabelli Variations” Prof. Leslie Kinton, Pianist – Music, University of Western Ontario A Fundraiser for the VWA Endowed Bursary Fund Tickets are $30 Contact: email@example.com Location: Alumni Hall (Room 112), Old Vic
April 8 1:00 – 5:00 pm Richard Choe will lead an afternoon workshop on Communicating Hope: Reflection and Photography. $250 fee. Register: http://www.united-in-learning.com Location: Emmanuel, Room 319
April 17 11:45 am VWA Annual Luncheon Tickets available in February With Guest Speaker: Prof. David Gilmour, Novelist – “Life and All That” Pelham Edgar Visiting Professor, Victoria (Unfortunately we are only able to accommodate those attending the luncheon.) The Annual General Meeting follows. Location: Alumni Hall (Room 112), Old Vic Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 22 2:00 – 4:00 pm Victoria College Council (VCC) Meeting – EM119
May 6 1:00 – 5:00 pm Richard Choe will lead an afternoon workshop on Communicating Hope: Reflection and Photography. $250 fee. Register: http://www.united-in-learning.com Location: Emmanuel, Room 319
May 21 2:00-4:00 pm Victoria College Council (VCC) Meeting – Alumni Hall
Photos courtesy of Milly Weidhass 4