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

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Returning to campus and start of Fall Term

July 19, 2021

To our U of T Engineering community I’m delighted to share some extremely positive news from Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges and Universities, announced on Friday afternoon. The latest update indicates that if vaccination rates and public health indicators continue improving, universities will be permitted to resume in-person instruction and activities in Fall 2021, without physical… Read more »

Scenarios for Fall on campus

June 7, 2021

To our U of T Engineering community More than half of the population in Canada has now received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and in Toronto, the proportion is over 70% of adults. Second doses are coming, and the Ontario government recently announced its three-phase reopening plan. As I shared in a past Dean’s message, here at… Read more »

Checking in as final assessments approach

April 15, 2021

To our U of T Engineering community  Here in Toronto, the days are getting longer, trees and flowers are budding (which for some means the start of allergy season) and it’s getting warmer. All signs that we are nearing the end of the Winter Term and the school year. While I welcome spring, and the… Read more »

Looking ahead to Fall in Engineering

March 9, 2021

To our U of T Engineering community I wanted to check in with our students, staff and faculty as we look toward the Fall with optimism. As President Gertler shared in his latest message to the University, across our three campuses and here at U of T Engineering, we are making plans to be in-person as… Read more »

Reading Week ahead, update on Summer & Fall plans

February 9, 2021

To our U of T Engineering community It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through our Winter 2021 term, but Reading Week is upon us. I wanted to check in with everyone, and share some updates on our ongoing planning. Reading Week Reading Week is coming up for all undergraduate students next week — February… Read more »

University operations under new restrictions to limit spread of COVID-19

November 22, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community On Friday, the province of Ontario announced that Toronto and Peel Region would be in the Grey Zone (Lockdown) effective 12:01am on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. The Provost sent a memo on what this means for the University, and I want to outline how it will affect us… Read more »

Changes to the start of Winter Term classes

November 20, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community As President Gertler shared in his latest message, to give everyone a bit more of a rest, the University is delaying the start of Winter Term classes by one week. The University will close on Dec. 23, 2020 and reopen on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, as planned. Residences, essential… Read more »

Update on our Winter Term & safety protocols on campus

October 27, 2020

To our U of T Engineering community I’ve been so gratified and impressed to see how everyone has tackled this Fall term with optimism, enthusiasm and support for your fellow students, staff and faculty members. As we hit the mid-point of the term, I know workloads can start to feel daunting — I wanted to check… Read more »

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 »

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