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

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 means to everyone, especially the class of 2T0 and 1T9+PEY, who were looking forward to walking across that stage, waving to friends and family — I was especially looking forward to the opportunity of shaking everyone’s hand and hearing what your plans are. It is a very special moment and one I remember from my own Convocation experience. This is also such an important day for faculty and staff who are so proud of all your accomplishments.

It is really important to know that the University made this decision based on the input and perspective of key public health experts, many of whom are drawn from right here at U of T.

I want you to know that I too am disappointed in this news — believe me, I want to be on that stage with you as well! We will find a way to celebrate your tremendous accomplishments and I’ll share those plans with you as soon as I can. I am proud of all that you have accomplished and look forward to celebrating this with you in person soon.


Christopher Yip
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
University of Toronto

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