What is the ethical dimension of University comportment in its employment, research, and community engagement locally and globally? Although University restructuring is often presented as a technical matter governed by criteria of exigency and efficiency, we are interested in the ethical questions raised by technical framings, and the intractable trade-offs they seem to present. While the ethical dimension erupts periodically into the headlines with particular events (e.g. the notoriety of Jordan Peterson, a racist comment by a senior fellow of Massey College, Peter Munk’s donation of funds generated abroad by mining giant Barrick Gold), we are interested in ethical comportment as reflected in the everyday workings of the institution as an employer, neighbour, educator, recipient and investor of public and private funds. The University aspires to be an excellent employer, for example, yet a great many teaching and service staff work on contracts with low pay and no benefits. The University aspires to meet high standards for equity and inclusion, yet casual workers are mainly women and people of colour. Our aim is not to cast blame, but to discover HOW, where, when, and by whom ethical questions are addressed, or alternatively, how they are reframed as risks to be managed (Dale 2018), or issues that – though recognized as troubling – may effectively be set aside. We are also interested in considering alternatives that situate ethical comportment at the core of university worlds (Grey 2018, Undercommoning 2016).