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Latest information for Engineering students, faculty & staff regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Changes on campus for Fall Term

September 1, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community I hope you’re keeping safe, healthy, and enjoying these last weeks of summer. We all know Back to Skule™ will look different this year — for the majority of our students, staff and faculty, we’ll be starting the Fall Term remotely. But more than ever, I’m reminded that… Read more »

Looking forward to Fall, our facilities & Winter 2021

July 17, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community As we enjoy some summer weather — physically distant, of course — I’m also thinking about the Fall and looking forward to the new school year. I am sending an enthusiastic welcome to our incoming first-year students — you have a terrific semester ahead of you! You received… Read more »

Update on planning for Fall Term

June 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update: June 9, 2020 | 2:00 pm To our U of T Engineering community I hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and healthy. I want to continue to update you on our Faculty’s planning for the Fall Term, and how we’re working to relaunch some of the research that has been… Read more »

COVID-19 Update: May 19, 2020 | 6:00 pm

May 19, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community Our virtual Convocation ceremony is right around the corner on June 2, and I look forward to celebrating this important milestone with our graduating students! As I’ve shared in my updates, staff and faculty have been working to deliver excellent remote-learning summer courses. We have also begun preparations for the Fall… Read more »

COVID-19 Update: May 1, 2020 | 9:00 am

May 1, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community First, a huge congrats to all our students for wrapping up final assessments — way to stay focused and motivated through this wild semester, you made it! Big congratulations and thanks to every one of our faculty members and staff. You have been so creative and tireless in your efforts to support… Read more »

COVID-19 Update: April 17, 2020 | 1:00 pm

April 17, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community I hope everyone is well — it has been just over a month since we all left campus, and so I thought I would do a quick update and also provide some info on upcoming plans. It’s been quite a busy few weeks and I again want to give a shout-out… Read more »

COVID-19 Update: April 3, 2020 | 3:00 pm

April 3, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community I hope everyone is doing well, taking time for breaks and staying in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. I know I’ve had a few hiccups in figuring out this new learning and working from home plan so I hope everyone has been coming up with some good… Read more »

COVID-19 Update: March 25, 2020 | 10:30 pm

March 25, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community Hi everyone, today we all received the message from President Gertler about the cancellation of the in-person Convocation ceremonies for June 2020. I know that this is very disappointing news for all of us in Engineering, and particularly for our friends, family and extended community. I know how much this… Read more »

COVID-19 Update: March 23, 2020 | 7:30 pm

March 23, 2020

To our U of T Engineering graduate students As I mentioned in my email on Friday, I want to share the plan for adjusted final assessments and grading that are specific to graduate courses. We have heard the concerns from students about timing of final assessments, worries over unreliable internet access, and questions around ensuring… Read more »

COVID-19 Update: March 22, 2020 | 10:30 pm

March 22, 2020

Sunday was sunny but cold, we’re only a couple of days into Spring 2020 — and here we are… in what is really a strange new world of “work from home,” “social distancing,” and trying to adjust to a new online reality. Thought I would pen a few thoughts after a week of quick transitions,… Read more »

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