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Reimagine. Redefine. Rework.

The future of work at TMU is hybrid

Connection and creativity don’t have to be tied to location - now is the time to evolve in the tools we use and the spaces where we collaborate. In turn, we can cultivate improvements in the employee experience, and in the way we get things done.

The future of work is not one-size-fits-all. It’s a set of principles to guide leaders in adapting the ways we work so that together we can develop a stronger, more robust, more flexible approach to serving our community.


The future of work playbook will guide you through steps to take to help your department transition to a hybrid workforce.

Mohamed Lachemi

A message from the President

After consultations with senior leaders, an employee survey, best practice research and an organizational analysis, we have determined that the future of work at TMU will be a hybrid workforce model. This means our workforce will have employees who work on campus, employees who work remotely, and employees who do a combination of both.

The future of work at TMU will be guided by a set of principles for leaders to adapt the ways we work so that together we can develop a stronger, more robust, more flexible approach to serving our community. 

Read more from Mohamed Lachemi.

The opportunity

Six key drivers were identified that helped us confirm this is the right direction for our community:

Challenge the status quo

The pandemic has shown that work doesn’t always need to be done on campus to be effective. New ways of working during the pandemic can be leveraged and continued successfully.


In the competition for talent in Canada’s largest city, we have the opportunity to attract, engage, support wellbeing and retain top talent by providing more flexible ways of working where possible.


In the downtown city core where space is at a premium, TMU has an opportunity to utilize space more optimally to support the student experience.

Student experience

As student expectations shift to include more virtual options, we have an opportunity to respond more nimbly in providing support and services.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

A flexible workforce attracts a more diverse talent pool, with greater participation of underrepresented groups.


With environmental sustainability as a strategic priority, a flexible workforce provides an opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint and support our sustainability goals.