COVID-19 updates: Archives

 June 26, 2020

Dear students, faculty, staff, and instructors;

I wish to provide you with a brief update regarding the Faculty’s restart plans. I am pleased to report that progress has been made on all three of our missions of research, education and patient care.  Our working groups have continued to meet regularly and have worked very hard to prepare for our return, with everyone’s health and safety as a guiding principle and utmost priority. 

We have good news for our research recovery and restart.  Our proposal to reopen our research activities more broadly has been approved by the University. Requests for laboratory access are now being processed, and we are reopening our research facilities on July 2nd for those who have been approved.  These reopening plans can be found on our website here.

Just this afternoon, we also received good news regarding our clinical teaching and patient care.  Our proposal to allow our students access to our learning spaces this summer is being considered by UofT, as part of the Ontario government framework for pilot projects for postsecondary institutions, that was announced earlier this month. This afternoon, we received approval to allow our specialty clinics to reopen on July 6th.  I want to thank the many people who worked very hard on these plans, in particular, Assistant Dean Administration and CAO, Mary Choi, and Director of Clinical Affairs, Jim Posluns.

Therefore, our specialty clinics will be re-opening to elective patient care by the graduate specialty residents during the week of July 6th. The first three days of that week will be comprised of training sessions regarding the new COVID-19 protocols for all students, staff, instructors, and faculty in the clinics. This will be followed by a very gradual return to patient care, with only a percentage of our specialty residents in the clinics at any given time. In the near future, the specifics for this scheduling will be communicated to those involved.

We have been informed that the University is still considering our proposal for an August 4th return for our current DDS-3 (incoming DDS-4) students into the clinics, as well as our incoming DDS-3 students into the simulation lab (Lab 4) to complete the in-person training sessions lost from their time in DDS-2 and IDAPP.  We hope to hear their decision in the near future, and we will keep you updated as soon as we get more information. 

Given the rapidly changing landscape, we must bear in mind the need for flexibility in our proposals. Making definitive plans for a few months in the future will require an acknowledgement of the uncertain times we live in, with an understanding that we have spent only a few months dealing with the consequences of this pandemic.  As has been noted by others, in March very few of us knew where we would be in June, so predictions for several months from now must be looked at in that context.

As we enter this next stage, I cannot overemphasize the importance of each one of us adhering to the requirements for physical distancing and other measures meant to promote the safety for us all.  I am confident that all of us respect this and understand its significance.

As before, I wish to you remind you that if you are experiencing difficulty, please access the help and resources that are available. Students can find support at all times through My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk. Faculty and staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program. The University of Toronto has posted a number of additional resources on its UTogether 2020 web page.

With all of the hard work that you have been doing, it is so important to take care of yourselves. So, for this extra-long weekend, please relax, spend time with your loved ones, spend time with friends – in of course, a physically-distant safe manner – enjoy the beautiful summer weather, and do the things that you enjoy. Have a great Canada Day. 

Please stay safe and be well,

 

May 29

Dear students, faculty, staff, and instructors;

I hope that everyone is managing well and able to enjoy the warm weather that has finally arrived. I trust that you had a chance to see our e-newsletter from two weeks ago and President Gertler’s letter from last week. We continue to meet regularly to plan our own restart and recovery in our research, education, and clinical service missions. We have created working groups that are preparing details for what will be required so that our building can reopen at such time that is allowed.  All of this is being done in alignment with UofT’s principles of promoting health and safety, advancing academic excellence, and meeting the needs of our community, as outlined on the UTogether 2020 website. The return to our Faculty will be gradual and done in phases. All activities that can be done remotely, will be done that way, for the foreseeable future.

For research, the Division of Vice-President, Research and Innovation released two documents yesterday on the Approach for Research Recovery and the COVID-19 Guideline for Reopening Research Spaces. Our Faculty’s Research Office is preparing our own plans for reopening consistent with these documents. Please consider taking part in the Q&A session with our Vice-Dean Research, Ben Ganss, that will take place on Wednesday at 2:00. And, there is good news to share – we have a record number of NSERC Discovery grants held by our researchers! As a result of that, we will be granted one additional CRC Tier 2 slot in an NSERC-supported area.

For teaching, we had a successful Education Day yesterday, done online for the first time. Vice-Dean Education Jim Lai is working with UofT’s central administration to get permission for our students to return to the building this summer. While we are preparing to deliver all lecture courses online for the duration of 2020, there might be a possibility for small group seminars to take place in-person in the fall. For our specialty programs, we are aiming for a gradual return to elective patient care on July 6th, dependent on RCDSO announcements for that time. This date aligns with the plans by the University’s Health Science Faculties to have learners resume clinical placements in hospitals. For our in-person simulation labs for the current DDS-2 and IDAPP students, we have determined that the earliest we can schedule their return to the Faculty to complete their pre-clinical training will be August 4th. We will likely only have a percentage of the class attending at any given time. For the current DDS-3 students, we have determined that the earliest date that they will be returning to our clinics to resume patient care will also be August 4th.  This too will be scheduled in a gradual manner, likely with only a percentage of the class attending at any given time. For our incoming DDS-1 and DDS-2 students, we are planning for a September start date, as usual, with a likely alteration to the schedule, primarily for the pre-clinical classes. The biggest challenge remains planning patient care in our clinics. We are actively preparing to be in compliance with physical distancing requirements and RCDSO announcements. Prior to seeing patients, everyone involved with patient care will be required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and demonstrate competency in the donning and doffing of PPE.

Our in-person Convocation was originally scheduled to take place on June 5th at 2:30pm. In lieu of this, we will be holding a Virtual Graduation and Awards Celebration at that same time. For our staff and faculty, in lieu of our annual summer BBQ lunch, we will be holding a special event virtually, at 10:00am on June 26th. At this event we will recognize our retirees, and announce the winners of the teaching awards and the Staff Excellence award. More information will come out shortly.

I want to give my thanks to everyone for your hard work, understanding, and patience, as we prepare for our return. Even though we should anticipate setbacks, and plans that may change as circumstances change, we need to stay focused on the long view, as we will get there, together.

All of us have been dealing with so many uncertainties for quite some time now, and this can result in significant anxiety and stress. If you are experiencing difficulty, please access the help and resources that are available. Students can find support at all times through My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk. Faculty and staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program. The University of Toronto has posted a number of additional resources on its COVID-19 web page.

Please stay safe and be well,

 

May 8

Dear students, faculty, staff, and instructors;

This week we saw the Ontario government extend its state of emergency by one week to May 19th. There has also been an announcement of a very gradual easing of restrictions on certain businesses and activities within the province. Plans are being developed to allow hospitals to resume elective surgeries. And we have seen a number of other provinces allow elective care in dentistry.  While these are very measured steps, these signs indicate that restarting our own activities should be just a matter of time. Nevertheless, we need to balance this guarded anticipation with the need to continue our successful efforts in breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19.

Many of us saw the good news of Barry Sessle’s receipt of theIADR Gold Medal. This award is the highest recognition given by the International Association for Dental Research. Once we can resume in-person activities, we hope to acknowledge this prestigious accomplishment at the Faculty. We also saw the unfortunate yet understandable cancellation of our summer research program. Our Faculty’s Research Office has been actively planning how to implement our own restart of research that cannot be done remotely. Working with our Research Committee and the University’s Research Office, we foresee a gradual, phased approach. We hope to have a more defined plan in the coming weeks.

In my message of April 16th, I had informed you that we were suspending the delivery of elective patient care in our clinics, as well as all in-person lectures, seminars, and pre-clinical classes, for the month of May. In last week’s message, I informed you that we are planning online delivery of didactic courses for the rest of 2020. As we continue to prepare contingency plans, it is now clear that we will not be able to restart in-person seminars or pre-clinical labs until June 15th at the very earliest. We are hoping to resume elective patient care as early as July 6th, while acknowledging that this might not be possible.  This latter date aligns with the plans of the University’s health science Faculties to resume clinical placements. Our decisions on when we can resume these in-person activities will depend on government, University, and RCDSO announcements. 

As before, I encourage anyone who may be experiencing difficulty to access the help and resources that are available. Students can find support at all times through My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk. Faculty and staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program. The University of Toronto has posted a number of additional resources on its COVID-19 web page.

This weekend, I hope you are able to celebrate Mother’s Day with loved ones, in a manner that is warm, yet safe. I want to thank all of you for your continued understanding and patience as we go through these challenging times together.

Please stay safe and be well,

 

May 1

Dear students, faculty, staff, and instructors;

As we begin a new month, there is cause for cautious optimism.  This week the Ontario government released its framework for reopening the province.  We see that it will be a gradual, staged approach, which will begin when the right conditions are in place.  There needs to be evidence that we are past the peak of new cases of COVID-19 with a sustained two to four week decrease.  We should be heartened that the flattening of the curve appears to now be here, and it should only be a matter of time before we see ongoing decreases in reported new cases.  We are hopeful that this could begin at some point later this month or next. Yet, we must still carry on respecting current restrictions, in order to avoid future waves.

The Faculty and the University continue to be very active in planning for our restart and recovery.  As I mentioned last week, this will be a very gradual process that will be implemented in phases.  While we are planning for online delivery of didactic courses for the rest of 2020, we continue to prepare contingency plans for different restart dates for our in-person activities, including research programs, pre-clinical classes, and clinics. This will be influenced by physical distancing rules and RCDSO announcements on requirements for patient care.  There is no question that the practice of dentistry will be facing immense operational challenges, and we are carefully considering how these will impact our own clinics.

As much as this pandemic’s restrictions have set us back in so many ways, we should be proud of how we have all collectively responded.  Students, faculty, and staff alike have shown tremendous resilience and diligence as we have adapted our activities.  Didactic courses quickly transitioned to online delivery.  Examinations and graduate degree defenses are proceeding effectively.  Scholarly activity is being conducted as best as possible despite restricted access to our research laboratories. Administrative functions of the school are being carried out very successfully.  While almost all of us are doing this remotely, personnel designated as essential are working onsite to maintain critical functions.  All through this, we have been true to the University’s mission of excellence in research and education.  We should also be proud to be part of the broader UofT community, as we see our colleagues in the news regularly providing expertise to governments as they navigate through this unprecedented crisis. 

The issues we are dealing with can bring significant anxiety and stress to us all.  It is important that we not only be well physically by avoiding COVID-19, but we must be well emotionally.  Please stay connected with family and friends.  For anyone who may be experiencing difficulty, do not hesitate to reach out and access the help and resources that are available. Students can find support at all times through My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk. Faculty and staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program. The University of Toronto has posted a number of additional resources on its COVID-19 web page.

Once again, my thanks to everyone, for your understanding and patience as we go through these very challenging times together.

Please stay safe and be well,

 

April 24

Dear students, faculty, staff, and instructors;

This week we have read reports that we may be seeing a flattening of the curve of reported cases of COVID-19 in our province. This promising news allows us to look forward to a time when our current restrictions can start to be relaxed. At the same time, we know that reopening the university will be a very gradual process, that is both highly complex and done in phases.  Our Faculty’s own plans will be in line with announcements by the university, the RCDSO, public health authorities, as well as municipal, provincial and federal governments.  

As much as we want to get back to pre-COVID-19 routines as soon as possible, returning too quickly will increase the likelihood of a second wave and the subsequent need to retreat back to even more stringent measures. As difficult as it is, we need to remain patient.  As mentioned in last week’s message, we are continually reassessing and planning contingencies for different start dates and degrees of restrictions. As such, we are beginning to prepare for the possibility that all didactic lectures and seminars may need to be delivered online for the fall 2020 courses. 

We are hopeful that research labs will begin the process of reopening in the coming weeks.   This week, Vivek Goel, UofTs Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives, released a memo, announcing efforts to begin planning for such a gradual restart of research activities across the University. The Faculty’s Research Office will continue to keep us up to date as more information becomes available.  We currently have a small number of our own labs who have been approved to conduct essential research.  One such lab is conducting a COVID-19-related investigation, with several others having submitted proposals in this field.

I know current circumstances remain both uncertain and stressful. For those in our community who are beginning their observance of Ramadan, this year’s physical distancing restrictions will likely make it a much different experience than in the past. For all of us who continue to remain apart from friends and families, I hope you are reaching out and staying connected, especially with those who are living alone. As before, I encourage anyone who may be experiencing difficulty to access the help and resources that are available. Students can find support at all times through My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk. Faculty and staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program. The University of Toronto has posted a number of additional resources on its COVID-19 web page.

I want to thank all of you for your understanding and patience as we go through these challenging times.

Please stay safe and be well,

 

April 16, 2020

Dear students, faculty, staff, and instructors;

I hope that everyone is managing well in these challenging times. In last week’s message I noted thatclinics will remain closed for elective care until further notice. This week the Ontario government announced that the province’s declaration of emergency has been extended until May 12th. In line with this, we have decided to further extend the suspension of elective patient care in our clinics for the month of May. As well, all in-person lectures, seminars, and pre-clinical classes will continue to be cancelled for this same time period. All teaching, tests and examinations will continue to be carried out remotely. We will continue to monitor the situation with the aim to resume activities at the Faculty as soon as it is feasible, which could be as early as June 1, 2020.

Uncertainty is our current reality. There is a great deal of information regarding COVID-19 readily available to all of us, yet we are still left with more questions than answers. We have to speculate, with minimal confidence, on when physical distancing measures will be lifted, when dentists will be able to resume elective treatment for their patients, and what will be the IPAC and PPE requirements when we do resume elective care. We do expect a gradual relaxation of restrictions, but do not know to what rate or extent. 

This lack of predictability does lead to one certainty, however, and that is that things will be different when we do get back. This especially applies to how teaching and learning can be conducted for our didactic courses, pre-clinical classes, and in our clinics. We are now planning for all of this, creating contingencies for different start dates. Given these constraints, please be assured that our guiding principle is what is best for our students’ academic interests. The key for all of us is to recognize that previous expectations regarding how we learn and care for patients may no longer apply. We will keep you informed as soon as updates are available. I am confident that we will navigate successfully together through this unprecedented time.

Once again, I want to encourage anyone who may be experiencing difficulty to reach out for the help and resources that are available. Students can reach someone for support at all times through My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk. Staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program. The University of Toronto has posted a number of additional resources on its frequently updated COVID-19 web page.

Please stay safe and be well,

 

April 9, 2020

Dear students, faculty, staff, and instructors;

In my message to you of March 19th, I had indicated that we were suspending the delivery of non-emergent patient care in our clinics until May 4th. It has become increasingly apparent that re-opening on that date will, unfortunately, not be possible. As such, the clinics will remain closed for elective care until further notice. We will continue to reassess and plan to re-open as soon as that becomes possible. 

We appreciate the patience of our students as we implement a number of much needed changes in order to minimize any disruption to their education. These changes, which include online course delivery and examinations, are the best means under the given circumstances to enable progress into the next phase of their program.

For many in our community, this week marks a time of celebration with family and friends. While this year’s Easter and Passover festivities will be very different than originally anticipated, I hope you will still be able to remotely connect with loved ones in a safe manner.

Holidays can be stressful for some and may be more challenging under these difficult circumstances. I encourage those who may be struggling to reach out for the help and resources that are available. Students can reach someone for support at all times, as needed, through My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk. Staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program. The University of Toronto has posted a number of additional resources.

My sincere thanks to everyone for your continued understanding as we work together through these very challenging times. I hope you and your family stay safe and well, and I wish you all the best while at home during this holiday weekend.

Sincerely,

Daniel Haas, Dean

 

April 2, 2020

Dear students, faculty, staff, and instructors;

All of us continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Earlier this week, the Ontario government as well as the City of Toronto both extended their states of emergency.  At the Dentistry building, only a short list of approved essential personnel now work onsite.  We continue to keep open our clinic for emergency care for our patients, as well as our oral pathology biopsy service.  We are making arrangements to send out our three general anaesthesia machines so that their ventilators can be utilized by local hospitals.  In addition, I want to acknowledge our instructors and faculty who have joined us in these efforts with donations of PPE and needed equipment at this time. 

Our priority remains to ensure that the academic needs of our students are being met given the current restrictions we face.  To our DDS and IDAPP students, I want to thank you for your patience as you adapt to the changes in course delivery and assessment.  We have listened to your concerns and to address them, we will be implementing an optional Credit/No Credit grading system for the courses which end this term. More details on this will be shared with you in the near future.  To our DDS-4 students, we continue our efforts to consider alternate arrangements to celebrate your graduation at a date later than the originally-planned June convocation. To our graduate students, I want to thank you for your resilience while your research and clinical experience are being put on hold. Please reach out to your research supervisor or specialty program director with any questions you may have.

To our faculty, I want to thank you for your tremendous efforts to provide courses online and modify means of assessments where needed, and to conduct your scholarly activity as best as possible while being remote from our building.

To our staff, I want to acknowledge and thank you for your hard work that does so much. It helps us to deliver these curricular and assessment changes, facilitates emergency care for our patients, and carries out the Faculty’s administrative needs.

There is so much uncertainty about when we can all return to the Faculty. I recognize what a difficult time this can be for so many of us, and I want to remind you that help and resources are available. Students can reach someone for support at all times, as needed, through My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk. Staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program. The University of Toronto has posted a number of additional resources. I encourage anyone to reach out.

Once again, I want to acknowledge and thank each of you for your patience and understanding as we work together in these challenging times. Please continue to follow the recommendations of local and provincial health agencies and remain at home as much as possible, so that we each are doing our part in breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19.

Please stay safe and be well.

Sincerely,

Daniel Haas, Dean

 

March 26, 2020

Dear students, faculty, staff and instructors,

These past few weeks have posed considerable challenges as we adjust to the rapid changes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.  What we are dealing with is unprecedented for us all.  We at the Faculty have seen cancellations of in-person classes, elective care in our dental clinics, and most recently, convocation.  As difficult as these decisions have been, we understand the need for them. 

Our Faculty has been diligently working to determine the best courses of action and are preparing for every eventuality. I want to thank our faculty and staff who have stepped up and made remarkable strides to enact change so quickly and effectively, and I want to thank our students, who have been so understanding of the need for these adjustments.  We are focused on helping our students meet their academic needs.  Faculty members are committed to creating material for online courses and assessments.  Staff are working hard to get courses online, enable faculty and other staff to work remotely, and keep our clinics open for emergency care for our patients.  I am very proud of the way everyone has risen to the current challenge.

We also continue to make decisions that support the health and well-being of our community, a commitment that extends beyond our walls. We have donated PPE, while retaining a needed core supply, which the University of Toronto will distribute to local hospitals. We will keep open our oral pathology biopsy service, so that crucial diagnoses can be provided for Ontario dentists and their patients. 

I also want to acknowledge what a difficult time this has been for so many, and to remind you that help and resources are available. Students can reach someone for support at all times, as needed, through My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk. Staff can access support through the Employee Assistance Program. The University of Toronto has posted a number of additional resources for the entire community. I encourage anyone who is struggling to reach out.

Events are unfolding very rapidly, and we will continue to keep you informed with updates as best we can.  The DDS and IDAPP students will be contacted this week with class-specific messages.  Specialty program directors will continue to update their residents.

I want to thank each of you for your patience as we work together to navigate our way through this unprecedented time. Finally, I encourage everyone to stay home, as much as possible, so that we are doing our part in breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19.

Please stay well.

Sincerely,

Daniel Haas, Dean

 

March 19, 2020

To all students at the Faculty of Dentistry;

We are continuously assessing current events and our own role in attempting to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19.  With developments occurring so rapidly, it is very difficult to predict when we will be able to resume our clinical operations. Acknowledging that reality, we have decided to extend the period of suspension for delivering patient care in our clinics, with the exception of emergency care for your own patients. We are currently planning to reopen undergraduate and graduate clinics for full care on Monday May 4, 2020. We are well aware that this might not be possible, depending on what develops over the next number of weeks.

Until May 4th, all in-person lectures and seminars will continue to be cancelled. Where possible, this will be carried out remotely. DDS and IDAPP students should refer to Quercus for course material and graduate specialty students should contact their program director. 

Until May 4th, all pre-clinical classes in DDS-1 and DDS-2 will continue to be suspended. 

Final Exams for DDS students will take place as originally scheduled, carried out remotely using ExamSoft. Further information will follow. For graduate specialty students, please contact your program director regarding year-end examinations, if appropriate.

Beginning the week of April 6th, DDS and IDAPP Term Tests will resume, and may be carried out remotely.  You will be advised of the new schedule for tests and assignments in the near future.  A number of course directors may suggest changing the methods of evaluation in order to reduce the number of term tests required.  We will follow up with you in this regard.  Please check Quercus for updates. 

We know that this is a difficult time.  Please do not hesitate to utilize the resources available at My Student Support Program (MYSSP) or Good2Talk, as needed. There is someone available at all times at both resources.

As you have seen, events are unfolding rapidly.  We are continually reassessing and will inform you of any updates regarding the timing of the reopening of our clinics, as well as resumption of pre-clinical classes, lectures, and seminars.  

In the meantime, please take care,

Daniel Haas, Dean

 

March 16, 2020

To all students at the Faculty of Dentistry: 

Further to my notice on Friday, the RCDSO has just sent a message to all dentists in Ontario stating that they strongly recommend that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended immediately, and that emergency treatment should continue. We have always aligned our recommendations with those of the RCDSO. 

As such, effective Monday March 16th, for the next 3 weeks, all patient care in the clinics will be suspended with the exception of emergency care for your own patients and immediate post-operative care.

DDS students

Patients are to be seen for emergency care only. Clinic 1 will remain open for this purpose. Please contact Clinic 1 Desk (Ms. Alma Maksuti) and the Team Leader (Ms. Mary Ann Lisotti) to arrange an appointment.  If you are unsure as to whether or not your patient needs to be seen, please contact either Dr. Tam, Dr. Cornell, or Dr. Posluns. Please note that the DEN277Y (Prosthodontics) pre-clinical practical test will still take place this Monday.

Graduate specialty residents

Please coordinate with your program directors about clinical cases that are emergent and only see those patients. As well, please note that on-site in-person seminars are now suspended for the next 3 weeks.  Where possible, these will be done remotely.

We will continually reassess and inform you if we are able to reopen the clinics on April 6, 2020, and if we are able to resume in-person seminars.  We will also continue to carefully consider both your safety and academic needs while concurrently attempting to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19.

Sincerely, 

Daniel Haas, 

Dean

 

March 14, 2020 

Further to the recent emails from the President and the Provost, the Faculty has carefully considered our educational commitment to our students along with the importance of breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19. Risk mitigation includes the use of social distancing.

With proper patient screening, of which you have been previously advised, and strict adherence to IPAC protocols, the transmission of disease arising out of a dental procedure remains statistically very low. That being said, the relief of pain and the completion of procedures currently in progress remains of paramount importance. 

Please note that the following will take effect for the Faculty of Dentistry as of Monday March 16th.

DDS and IDAPP students

  • In-person lectures and seminars will be cancelled.  Please refer to Quercus next week for course material when we will be able to provide further information.
  • All pre-clinical classes in DDS-1 and DDS-2 are being suspended.  These sessions will be rescheduled at a later time, prior to the start of the next academic year.  The exception is DEN277Y (Prosthodontics) which has its practical test scheduled for this Monday.  As usual, students are expected to wear PPE for this test.
  • For the next 3 weeks, beginning March 16th, all clinics will be suspended with the following exceptions for your own patients. Clinics 1 and 2 will remain open for:
    • Emergency care.
    • Post-operative care.
    • Try-in and insertion of crowns, bridges, and dentures
      • *Restorative and prosthodontic instructors will be present to supervise the above during your usual scheduled CCP time.
    • Manikin-based endodontics, only as assigned by Dr. Cherkas.
  • Clinics are scheduled to reopen on April 6, 2020.
  • For the next 3 weeks, all Term Tests will be suspended. The exception is DEN277Y (Prosthodontics) which has its practical test scheduled for this Monday.
  • All Final Exams will proceed as scheduled. We are planning to deliver them by Examsoft.

Graduate students

  • In-person lectures will be cancelled and moved to online where possible.
  • Small group seminars will continue.
  • Graduate specialty clinics will remain open.
  • Research programs will continue.

For more information on the University of Toronto's response to the coronavirus pandemic, or to read the University's COVID-19 FAQ, please visit the University of Toronto's online resource.