COVID-19 Updates

The University of Toronto is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Latest coronavirus updates for the U of T community

 

Latest coronavirus updates specific to the SCS community

 

Latest message: april 27, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

We wanted to share with you that the University of Toronto’s executive leadership has announced that the University’s masking requirements will be extended to June 30, 2022.  This decision was made with the safety of all our U of T community members top-of-mind. Here are the highlights from the most recent memo:

  • Masks will continue to be required in classrooms and in indoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained. The University continues to recommend the use of medical-grade masks where possible.
  • In addition, individuals in specific circumstances may continue to be required to wear masks in all settings, subject to changes in provincial or federal requirements, such as those who have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or to someone with symptoms.
  • Even in settings where masks may not be required because physical distancing can be maintained, we ask everyone to always respect the decisions of others, their comfort levels, and health needs. It is vitally important that, even with the easing of provincial measures, we remain vigilant, conscientious, and show kindness to one another.

The full announcement is available on the main UofT COVID information web page: https://www.utoronto.ca/utogether/covid-19-planning-update

As shared a few weeks again, we are pleased that we are having face-to-face learning options for the Spring/Summer term for the first time in over two years.  All in-person sections are now available for registration, so if this learning experience is what you are looking for, we invite you to utilize the “delivery method” filter on our course pages to help isolate your options for in-person learning. 

The University will be pausing the requirement to be fully vaccinated on May 1, 2022. Please note this requirement may be reinstated on short notice should public health conditions or guidance change. Here is a link to the University’s vaccination mandate: https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/#vaccines

We invite you to challenge yourself by learning a new skill, fine-tuning an existing one, or learning about something that sparks curiosity. With programming from mindfulness, to data science, creative writing, leadership, arts and humanities or accounting, we have something for you. 

Previous messages

We hope this update finds you well and that you are feeling energized by and optimistic from some of the hints of Spring that we have been seeing. It is hard to believe that the second-year anniversary of the pandemic has come and gone, and while we continue to monitor the ever-evolving pandemic, we are feeling some encouragement at what lays ahead. 

As we approach the Spring term, we are pleased to share that we are planning to have roughly 100 face-to-face learning options. Many of these in-person learning opportunities are currently represented on the website, and we expect to see another few dozen become available within the next week. All in-person sections are now available for registration, so if this learning experience is what you are looking for, utilizing the delivery method filter will help isolate your options to face-to-face learning.

It is very important to note that until April 30, 2022, the University still requires all members of the community – learners, instructors, staff, and visitors – to be vaccinated. Until April 30, 2022, the process still requires that you download and complete this form and carry with you, on each day that you come to campus. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you carry a copy of your vaccination passport from the provincial government in paper copy or on your phone and have government-issued photo identification.

The University will be pausing the requirement to be fully vaccinated on May 1, 2022. Please note this requirement may be reinstated on short notice should public health conditions or guidance change. Here is a link to the University’s vaccination mandate: https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/#vaccines

We invite you to challenge yourself by learning a new skill, fine-tuning an existing one, or learning about something that sparks curiosity. With programming from mindfulness, to data science, creative writing, leadership, arts and humanities or accounting, we have something for you. 

Not ready to commit quite yet, or wondering what an online/remote learning environment looks like? We have a few sessions remaining in our third series of the UofT SCS Knowledge Hub. Featuring resources, tips, and information to help you reach your learning goals from home, these webinars can be attended live, while our Knowledge Hub On-Demand allows you to engage with previous sessions and other helpful pre-recorded content.

We hope this update finds you well and that you are feeling energized by and optimistic from some of the hints of Spring that we have been seeing. It is hard to believe that the second-year anniversary of the pandemic has come and gone, and while we continue to monitor the ever-evolving pandemic, we are feeling some encouragement at what lays ahead. 

As we approach the Spring term, we are pleased to share that we are planning to have roughly 100 face-to-face learning options. Many of these in-person learning opportunities are currently represented on the website, and we expect to see another few dozen become available within the next week. All in-person sections are now available for registration, so if this learning experience is what you are looking for, utilizing the delivery method filter will help isolate your options to face-to-face learning.

It is very important to note that the University still requires all members of the community – learners, instructors, staff, and visitors – to be vaccinated. The University has announced that mask and vaccine mandates on all three campuses will remain until at least the end of the current term, which is April 30th. The University has also signaled that for the Spring/Summer term, vaccine mandates may remain. “The University of Toronto currently requires all those coming to campus to be fully vaccinated. You should be prepared to meet this requirement if attending campus in the Spring and Summer.” Here is a link to the University’s vaccination mandate: https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/#vaccines 

Until further notice, the process still requires that you download and complete this form, on each day that you are scheduled to attend class. You must bring this form with you when you are on campus. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you carry a copy of your vaccination passport from the provincial government in paper copy or on your phone and have government-issued photo identification.

We invite you to challenge yourself by learning a new skill, fine-tuning an existing one, or learning about something that sparks curiosity. With programming from mindfulness, to data science, creative writing, leadership, arts and humanities or accounting, we have something for you. 

Not ready to commit quite yet, or wondering what an online/remote learning environment looks like? We have a few sessions remaining in our third series of the UofT SCS Knowledge Hub. Featuring resources, tips, and information to help you reach your learning goals from home, these webinars can be attended live, while our Knowledge Hub On-Demand allows you to engage with previous sessions and other helpful pre-recorded content.

Like the rest of the province, we have been monitoring the ever-evolving pandemic, especially in the face of rising variants. The announcement that we came to expect, but hoped would not come, was recently made: the University Toronto, guided by government and public health scientists, have made the difficult decision to pause in-person learning until at least January 31st, 2022. This decision was not made lightly, but was done so with the safety of the entire University community at its core.

Under the guidance and leadership of the University executive and public health experts, SCS optimistically prepared for a more robust on-campus presence for learners, instructors, and staff in the winter term. We are in the process of determining which courses slated for in-person delivery are impacted by this change and will be reaching out to learners in a timely manner. Please be sure to monitor your email for updates from the administrative teams here at SCS. 

Online and remote delivery courses scheduled to begin in January are not impacted by this change in public health guidance, and they will continue to be offered as planned. 
As of December 16th, 2021, and until at least January 31st, 2022, all U of T administrative teams, including ours here are SCS, will be in a remote, working from home mandate. What does this mean for you? Our operations and services are still open. Online registration, online CES applications, and course support continue to be operating at full capacity.

As the holidays approach, we know that the pandemic can impact our connections with friends, family, and community. Here are some ways to stay engaged:

  • Consider taking an online course with a friend or family member (and check out our financial aid options).
  • Explore our online/remote learning environment through our third series of the SCS Knowledge Hub, featuring resources, tips, and information to help you reach your learning goals from home, these webinars can be attended live, while our Knowledge Hub On-Demand allows you to engage with helpful pre-recorded content.
  • Discover tomorrow’s unknowns on our CuriousU blog
  • Stay connected to our lifelong learning community, by signing up for email notifications, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Linkedin
     

Like the rest of the province, we continue to monitor the ever-evolving pandemic. Under the guidance and leadership of the University executive and public health experts, SCS is preparing for a more robust on-campus presence for learners, instructors, and staff in the winter term. 

As we shared a few weeks back, for winter 2022, we are actively planning to increase our in-class offerings. All in-person sections are now available for registration, so if this learning experience is what you are looking for, utilizing the delivery method filter will help isolate your options to face-to-face learning.

Please note: the University requires all members of the community – learners, instructors, staff, and visitors – to be vaccinated. Here is a link to the University’s vaccination mandate, https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/#vaccines 

At this time, the process requires that you download and complete this form, on each day that you are scheduled to attend class. You must bring this form with you when you are on campus. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you carry a copy of your vaccination passport from the provincial government in paper copy or on your phone and have government-issued photo identification.

If you are still thinking about challenging yourself by learning a new skill, fine-tuning an existing one, or learning about something that sparks curiosity, we invite you to take a look at our learning options. Wondering what an online/remote learning environment looks like? We have just launched a third series of Knowledge Hub, so be sure to keep an eye out for updates to the schedule. Featuring resources, tips, and information to help you reach your learning goals from home, these webinars can be attended live, while our Knowledge Hub On-Demand allows you to engage with helpful pre-recorded content.  

This fall we saw the resumption of on-campus activities across the University of Toronto. For us, most of our fall offerings remained as online and remote learning delivery.

For the winter 2022, we are actively planning to increase our in-class offerings. In the coming week or so, in-class offerings will be reflected on our website and if this learning experience is what you are looking for, utilizing the delivery method filter will help isolate your options to face-to-face learning.

The University requires all members of the community – learners, instructors, staff, and visitors – to be vaccinated. Here is a link to the University’s vaccination mandate, https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/#vaccines 

At this time, the process requires that you download and complete this form, on each day that you are scheduled to attend class. You must bring this form with you when you are on campus. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you carry a copy of your vaccination passport from the provincial government in paper copy or on your phone and have government-issued photo identification.

If you are still thinking about challenging yourself by learning a new skill, fine-tuning an existing one, or learning about something that sparks curiosity, we invite you to take a look at our learning options. Wondering what an online/remote learning environment looks like? We have just launched a third series of Knowledge Hub, so be sure to keep an eye out for updates to the schedule. Featuring resources, tips, and information to help you reach your learning goals from home, these webinars can be attended live, while our Knowledge Hub On-Demand allows you to engage with helpful pre-recorded content. 

If you’re looking to keep your mind active, also check out Brave Change, our digital collection of stories, inspiration, and program information to help you choose your bold next step. From the comfort of your home, we invite you to explore our vision of how we can help you achieve personal and professional greatness. As you navigate Brave Change, you’ll witness the multitude of ways that learning empowers us to improve life circumstances, meet changing employment demands, challenge our minds, and improve our knowledge. 

Just like that, September has arrived. 

You may have heard on-campus activities have restarted at U of T this fall.  It is important to note that most in-class activity is limited to degree programming. As we shared in June, we made the decision to remain patient, and have an optimistic plan to offer more in-class instruction for Winter 2022. This of course, depends on COVID-19 cases and so we are keeping a close eye on cases and public health recommendations as we move through the fall term.

For the Fall, we do have a small number in in-class offerings available for registration.  Our instructors and learners will be required to follow the University of Toronto’s latest vaccination mandate, with details available here https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/covid-19/#vaccines 

Details on how the mandate will be enforced for SCS instructors and learners are still being finalized. As soon as we can, we will share updates on this page. 

If you are you still thinking about challenging yourself by learning a new skill, fine tuning an existing one, or learning about something that sparks curiosity, there are lots of learning options still available for registration. Wondering what an online/remote learning environment looks like? We are going to be offering a new series of Knowledge Hub content in November, so watch for more on that in the coming weeks! Featuring resources, tips, and information to help you reach your learning goals from home, these webinars can be attended live, while our Knowledge Hub On-Demand allows you to engage with helpful pre-recorded content. 

If you’re looking to keep you mind active, also check out Brave Change, our digital collection of stories, inspiration, and program information to help you choose your bold next step. From the comfort of your home, we invite you to explore our vision of how we can help you achieve personal and professional greatness. As you navigate Brave Change, you’ll witness the multitude of ways that learning empowers us to improve life circumstances, meet changing employment demands, challenge our minds, and improve our knowledge. 

Even though we are just starting the summer, our teams at SCS are working fast and furious on preparing for the Fall term.

You may have heard on-campus activities are restarting at U of T this fall; most in-class activity is limited to degree programming. There continue to be many unknowns for face-to-face learning, and we have decided to remain patient, having an optimistic plan to return to in-class instruction for Winter 2022.

This said, we are looking at the possibility of having a small number in in-class offerings available for the Fall, so once we have more to share there, we will.

Lots of our Fall online/remote courses are already reflected on our programs pages. By mid-July, our listings will be fully available to browse on the web. 

Are you still thinking about challenging yourself by learning a new skill, fine tuning an existing one, or learning about something that sparks curiosity? If you’re looking to explore new territory, engage your mind, and learn skills and ideas you can apply to your lives and careers now, check out Knowledge Hub, our free webinar series. Featuring resources, tips, and information to help you reach your learning goals from home, these webinars can be attended live, while our Knowledge Hub On-Demand allows you to engage with helpful pre-recorded content. 

If you’re looking to keep you mind active, also check out Brave Change, our digital collection of stories, inspiration, and program information to help you choose your bold next step. From the comfort of your home, we invite you to explore our vision of how we can help you achieve personal and professional greatness. As you navigate Brave Change, you’ll witness the multitude of ways that learning empowers us to improve life circumstances, meet changing employment demands, challenge our minds, and improve our knowledge. 

Although this isn’t likely a surprise, we are re-confirming that our Spring/Summer courses will continue to run in online and remote formats through to at least the end of August.

Our full suite of online/remote courses is now reflected on our programs pages. Are you still thinking about challenging yourself by learning a new skill, fine tuning an existing one, or learning about something that sparks curiosity? If you’re looking to explore new territory, engage your mind, and learn skills and ideas you can apply to your lives and careers now, check out Knowledge Hub, our free webinar series. Featuring resources, tips, and information to help you reach your learning goals from home, these webinars can be attended live, while our Knowledge Hub On-Demand allows you to engage with helpful pre-recorded content. 

If you’re looking to keep you mind active, also check out Brave Change, our digital collection of stories, inspiration, and program information to help you choose your bold next step. From the comfort of your home, we invite you to explore our vision of how we can help you achieve personal and professional greatness. As you navigate Brave Change, you’ll witness the multitude of ways that learning empowers us to improve life circumstances, meet changing employment demands, challenge our minds, and improve our knowledge. 

Planning for the Spring/Summer in is full swing here at SCS. Based on public health guidelines, our courses will continue to run in online and remote formats through to at least the end of August. If you have enrolled in a course that was meant to be taught face-to-face, be sure to keep an eye on your email for important information. 

Still thinking about challenging yourself by learning a new skill, fine tuning an existing one, or learning about something that sparks curiosity? Our full suite of online/remote courses will be reflected on our programs pages by March 15.

If you’re looking to explore new territory, engage your mind, and learn skills and ideas you can apply to your lives and careers now, check out Knowledge Hub, our free webinar series. Featuring resources, tips, and information to help you reach your learning goals from home, these webinars can be attended live, while our Knowledge Hub On-Demand allows you to engage with helpful pre-recorded content. 

If you’re looking to keep you mind active, also check out Brave Change, our digital collection of stories, inspiration, and program information to help you choose your bold next step. From the comfort of your home, we invite you to explore our vision of how we can help you achieve personal and professional greatness. As you navigate Brave Change, you’ll witness the multitude of ways that learning empowers us to improve life circumstances, meet changing employment demands, challenge our minds, and improve our knowledge. 

To our valued lifelong learning community,

We are in the process of planning for our Spring/Summer 2021 semester. Please note that more information will be available once our planning processes are completed.

Thanks for checking in with us, and we look forward to sharing more as soon as we are able.

Sincerely,

Our team at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS)

With Halloween behind us – albeit a weird one – our academic and administrative teams are working hard behind the scenes, preparing for the Winter term with razor sharp focus. Like many of you, we have been watching the province and nation work our way through fluctuating COVID cases. Since the start of the pandemic, our core priority has been the health and wellbeing of our learners, instructors and staff.

Learning from home is the format for the winter 

Majority of the administrative buildings on all three U of T campuses remain closed and will be for the foreseeable future. We have made the decision to deliver ALL of our winter offerings – which covers January through the end of April – in online and remote learning formats. The winter term officially kicks off in January, so be sure to follow us on social media for updates on exciting, new courses as well as on our longest running courses like project management, creative writing and the University Lecture Series. No matter what your interest or motivation is for learning, we have something for you.

More information and staying connected

We have been saying this for months, but it cannot be said enough times: we remain humbled by how many of you have stayed connected with SCS. Whether it is through a course you are currently talking, participation in our Knowledge Hub, or by following us on social media, we continue to be grateful for your loyalty and engagement.

The UofT SCS Knowledge Hub is your source for webinars, tips and information from our experts on your most requested topics. We also recently launched our Knowledge Hub On-Demand so be sure to check it out!

Just like that, the summer months are behind us and we are into September! We have a whole suite of online offerings starting soon. Whether you are looking to maintain an accreditation, feed that curiosity about a topic that has always evaded you, gain a new skill, or explore that want-to-be writer in you, we have something for you! Online classes are starting in the coming days and we even have some in-class sessions that are starting later in October.

Learning from home continues to be the main format for the fall

The administrative buildings on all three U of T campuses remain closed and will be for the foreseeable future. This means academic offerings at SCS for the Fall term – which covers September through the end of December – will continue to be offered mostly through online or remote learning formats. There are a small number of courses that we are hoping to run in face-to-face formats, most of which are in our creative writing portfolio. We also have a course in our engineering portfolio that is currently scheduled to run in-class.

Through the summer, we have been working hard in close collaboration with our instructors to prepare for the fall – we are so grateful to have these talented experts by our side. They say it takes a village, and this proves to be true yet again. We are pleased to offer over 540 online learning options in all our areas of study. 

More information and staying connected

We remain humbled by how many of you have stayed connected with SCS. Whether it is through a course you are currently talking, participation in our Knowledge Hub, or by following us on social media, we remain grateful for your loyalty and engagement.   

The UofT SCS Knowledge Hub is your source for webinars, tips and information from our experts on your most requested topics. We also recently launched our Knowledge Hub On-Demand so be sure to check it out!

It’s officially the middle of summer and while we are just settling into new routines, with the fall upon us, we are preparing for yet another change. Here are a few words on what is happening here at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) as we get ready for the fall term.

Learning from home is here to stay through the fall

The administrative buildings on all three U of T campuses remain closed and will be for the foreseeable future. This means academic offerings at SCS for the Fall term – which covers September through the end of December – will continue to be offered mostly through online or remote learning formats.  There are a small number of courses that we are hoping to run in face-to-face formats, most of which are in our creative writing portfolio.  Through the spring and summer, in close collaboration with our instructors, we have worked to get as many of our courses online as possible. They say it takes a village, and this proves to be true yet again.  We are pleased to offer over 540 online learning options in all our areas of study. 

More information and staying connected

We remain humbled by how many of you have stayed connected with SCS. Whether it is through a course you are currently talking, participation in our Knowledge Hub, or by following us on social media, we remain grateful for your loyalty and engagement.   

The UofT SCS Knowledge Hub is your source for webinars, tips and information from our experts on your most requested topics. We recently launched our Knowledge Hub On-Demand so be sure to check it out!

As we find ourselves on the eve of summer, we are all continuing to settle into our new routines. We are working on some updates for the fall semester, so more detail will be available within the next week or so. In the meantime, here are a few words on what is happening here at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS).

Learning from home is here to stay through the summer
All academic offerings at SCS for the Spring-Summer term – which covers May through the end of August – continue to run through online or remote learning formats. 

More information and staying connected
We’re so pleased that despite these unsettling times, many of you have stayed connected with SCS. Whether it is through a course you are currently talking, or participation in our newly launched Knowledge Hub, or by following us on social media, we remain grateful for your loyalty and engagement.   

As we all try to settle into our new routines, I’m writing to share some updates about what is happening here at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS).

Learning from home is here to stay through the summer
All academic offerings at SCS for the Spring-Summer term – which covers May through the end of August – will be offered through online or remote learning formats. To complement our existing suite of online courses, we have been transitioning many courses that are usually only offered in-class to an online or remote learning format. By April 23rd, all the courses that will be offered through Spring-Summer will be available for enrolment.

We appreciate many of you have questions about the Fall term, what that may look like, and if we will be able to return to in-person learning. COVID-19 has brought new meaning to the phrase, “one day at a time,” and so it is simply too soon for us to provide any insight to the Fall 2020 semester. We are working on several contingencies to ensure our fall offerings will continue to meet our high standards of academic quality and learner experience.

More information and staying connected
We understand that these times are unsettling for many. We will continue to provide adult education solutions, but we acknowledge, and are sensitive to, the economic realities faced by so many Canadians. Here are some of the things we are trying to do to stay connected with you:

  • You may have read that we recently launched our newest bursary program, the Opportunity Fund, to help those that are wanting to take courses with SCS but have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
  • We are in the process of developing some free educational content so that you can have access to trustworthy information delivered by experts to help you learn the skills you need now, maintain a sense of community and keep your mind sharp and engaged.

If you have questions or if there is anything we can do to support you, we remain here for you.

Sincerely,
Maureen MacDonald, PhD
Dean

As we all try to adjust to terms like flattening the curve and social distancing, the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies is working hard to uphold our commitment to meeting your learning needs.  Mandatory business and education closures mean that in all things “teaching and learning”, we have to continue our dedication to being nimble, responsive, and creative.   

Merely having online and remote learning options available isn’t enough – we want to stay true to our commitment to providing the highest academic quality.  As we prepare for the winter term to end and the spring term to begin, here are a few updates. 

Winter 2020 final tests, exams and assessments 
For those of you who are in a course that is in-progress, you should have an email from a member of the SCS team letting you know that both in-person final assessments and online proctoring will not happen this term.  You will be receiving further communications this week, letting you know what your final assessment – if applicable – will look like. Our main focus in this process is you, our learner. We are doing all that we can to be sure you feel supported through to the completion of your course, and we’re mindful of the stresses you are under in all aspects of your life right now.

Updates on Spring/Summer courses
None of us know how long the Ontario Government’s recommendations for social distancing will last. We have received direction from the University’s executive academic administrators to plan for online and remote delivery for the spring/summer semester.  We have a solid, existing suite of online courses. We also have many courses that currently aren’t available in an online or remote learning format, and we are working to change that. We need time to factor in our commitment to academic quality and the learner experience to determine which courses can be moved to an online or remote delivery format and allow us to stay true to those commitments. We need some time to do this and we expect to have more details by April 14th. 

More information and staying connected
We understand that these times are unsettling for many. We will continue to provide adult education solutions, but we acknowledge, and are sensitive to, the economic realities faced by so many Canadians. 

We are all trying to find our place in this new reality. If you have questions or if there is anything we can do to support you, we remain here for you.

Sincerely,
Maureen MacDonald, PhD
Dean

As Canada continues to deal with the repercussions of COVID-19, the University of Toronto remains committed to playing our part in ensuring the health and wellbeing of our community. To this point, all administrative buildings on all three U of T campuses are closed to the public, effective March 18, 2020.

What does this mean for your current learning with us or your upcoming learning? The academic administrative support and services provided at SCS continue to be fully operational. Where we can, we are moving our in-class courses to an online learning environment. We encourage you to check your email, and here, for regular updates.  Some online resources have been created and they will be updated as developments around COVID-19 evolve.

We are grateful for your loyalty, patronage and understanding.  We are seeing unprecedented waves of solidarity to try to contain the impact of COVID-19, within Canada and across the globe. If you have questions, we are here for you.

Sincerely,
Maureen MacDonald, PhD
Dean

The entire University of Toronto community is monitoring the developments around COVID-19.  When possible and appropriate, the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) will follow the lead of the University.  We have developed this web page to house information that is SCS-specific and we encourage you to check the U of T general updates page noted above, as well as this page, frequently. 

In response to the University of Toronto’s directive to cancel undergraduate courses in an effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies will be suspending in-class courses from Saturday, March 14th until Sunday, March 22, 2020. 

Please note: Learners in the U of T SCS English Language Program (ELP) will hear directly from the ELP Program Team regarding contingency planning.

During this time, we will be evaluating each course and determining an appropriate approach that will allow for suitable course completion, including exams, where applicable. As there is not a “one-size-fits all” approach in this situation, we will be reaching out directly to you by March 20, 2020, with specific plans for the course(s) you are enrolled in. 

We will also be evaluating our existing enrolment guidelines and establishing contingency guidelines to accommodate for these extenuating circumstances. These guidelines will also be published by March 20, 2020. Online courses will continue as planned, as well as pre-planned online exams. 

Learners who are registered in course(s) in the Spring/Summer term can also expect to hear from us regarding future planning and scheduling, as of today the Spring/Summer term remains unchanged. Please direct your immediate questions to scs.academics@utoronto.ca

Please note that the Comparative Education Service continues to welcome, process and conduct communications on credential assessment applications. We acknowledge that processes to obtain official academic records may be affected by the global situation and wish to reassure our applicants that no application will be suspended or cancelled due to delays in obtaining your academic transcripts. IRCC clients may also obtain government-issued instructions here.

We recognize that these are unprecedented times and we are committed to supporting you in your continued learning. We thank you for your ongoing understanding and flexibility.

Sincerely,
Maureen MacDonald, PhD
Dean

Dear Students,

The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies is following the University’s leadership when it comes to the continued monitoring of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. The University has established a steering group of senior administrators, including leaders who responded to the SARS crisis in 2003, to coordinate U of T’s response across its three campuses. The University also has academic and business continuity plans that will be enacted if needed.


Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health continues to advise that the risk to Ontarians is low. The University has prepared answers to some FAQ’s and provided some helpful contact numbers. We recommend that you stay informed on the latest information about symptoms and treatment, how to protect yourself, and the status of COVID-19 by following any of the credible information sources (which are being updated regularly) listed at the bottom of this message.

We also recommend you adopt the following practices: 

  • Check your email for updates from SCS on a regular basis
  • Look for the latest information about your classes on Quercus
  • The University is posting COVID-19 updates as more information is made available 

We are preparing contingency plans should the situation change and will keep you informed if we need to alter our regular operations. Our preparations revolve around the need to ensure the health of our community, and the continuity of our courses and programs. 

Finally, we all need to practice basic protective measures against COVID-19. Please consider these tips from Toronto Public Health

Resources: 

Health

Travel

 

Sent on behalf of our Dean, Dr. Maureen MacDonald

*************************

Kristine (Krissy) Collins, MA

Director Academic Programs
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
158 St. George Street, 
Toronto, ON, M5S 2V8 Canada
scs.academics@utoronto.ca