Updates on COVID-​19 from DLSPH

March 13, 2020

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COVID-19 Update – Message from the Dean on Fall Term 2022

Dear DLSPH Community,

I’m pleased to share an update on DLSPH plans for the Fall Term – our first fully in-person term since the start of the pandemic.

Classes will be fully in person beginning in September, with very few exceptions. This means faculty members and students should plan on being within commuting distance to campus for the start of the Fall Term.

Classrooms and other spaces in DLSPH buildings will be operating at full capacity, and students will have the option of booking study space. The University currently requires masking, but this requirement is set to expire on June 30. We will communicate closely with you over the summer about any changes to the University’s COVID regulations, and we are prepared to reinstate any public health measures deemed necessary.

Many of our staff and faculty members are already back in their offices. We’d like to help with the adjustment by offering opportunities for you to become familiar with our buildings and staff — or get reacquainted after the long absence. We’ll have drop-in days to meet our graduate office staff, ask questions, and receive support over the summer. Our Registrar, Jabeen Aslam, will be available to meet with students individually. And we are working to establish a peer mentoring program which will help students to adjust to the shift to in-person learning.

I am very much looking forward to regular “Coffee With the Dean” sessions. Students will also have a chance to attend casual coffee chats with our associate deans for Research (Prof. France Gagnon), Academic Affairs (Prof. Dionne Gesink) and Public Health Sciences (Prof. Carol Strike), as well as IHPME Director Audrey Laporte. Stay tuned to learn how you can sign up!

We are planning monthly wellness and networking events for students, staff and faculty members, such as yoga, meditation, and nutritional awareness. And if you haven’t yet checked out our all-digital 8th Floor Lounge, watch this space for opportunities to chat and get support.

In recent weeks, I’ve noticed a renewed energy in the building that’s nice to see. I’m eager to welcome all of our new and returning students this fall, and to see everyone again in our halls and classrooms. In the meantime, I wish you a restful and fun summer – I hope everyone has a chance to take a break in the coming months.


Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown


COVID-19 Update – Message from the Dean on Winter 2022

Dear DLSPH Community,

You have likely seen today’s email from the Provost and VP, People, Strategy & Equity that the University of Toronto’s return to in-person activities has been delayed to Feb. 7. I’m writing now to share the decision that DLSPH senior leaders, in consultation with students and faculty members, have made regarding our classes for the remainder of the Winter Term.

We will remain online-only until March 1, at which point we will return to a modified version of our original plan to offer some in-person class components.

The physical and mental health of our entire community is paramount in our decision-making. We also strongly considered that our School is a health science faculty with many students and faculty members working in our hospitals and other healthcare settings. At a time of great strain on our health systems, our partner hospitals and other institutions are working through staffing shortages and this means we should support them by remaining online-only until March 1. This should help cope with the increased burden of the current COVID-19 surge.

In December, when we announced our plan to return to some in-person classes and activities, each instructor came up with a plan for an in-person component. These ranged from fully in-person classes to fully online classes with options for in-person office hours or other small gatherings.

For those courses with classes that were to be online only, today’s announcement means that nothing changes. Those classes will remain fully online for the duration of the Winter Term.  Likewise, nothing changes for practicums currently underway.

For those classes whose instructors had planned to offer in-person instruction:

Please note that classes held in other faculties will proceed under the rules for those faculties and we will be moving all evaluations online for the duration of the Winter Term.

It is still our goal to create opportunities for in-person gatherings and meetings for the rest of the Winter Term. Please stay tuned for announcements of more in-person academic, social and other events at our School – especially when the weather warms up and we can use outdoor spaces.

We will continue to work to make sure our spaces are as safe as possible. To this end, we will be procuring high-quality masks for students, staff and faculty who need to be on campus, we will ask all visitors to complete the UCheck paper screening form that students, staff and faculty complete online; and we will follow the public health measures laid out in our GAT. We will also be the pilot site for air quality monitoring for the University.

Finally, I know that students and faculty would like to be able to make concrete plans, and I want to assure you that this decision will stand for the rest of the Winter Term. I had looked forward to welcoming many of you back to the Health Sciences and Gage buildings, but we continue to wrestle with a challenging pandemic and we would like all of you to be able to plan for the rest of the term. Please note that it is our intention that the summer term progresses as an entirely in-person term.

Also, please know that support is available for anyone who needs it during this difficult time. U of T’s My Student Support Program (My SSP) provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost.

The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to employees of the University of Toronto. This program is provided at no cost 24/7 and 365 days a year. Call toll free 1-800-663-1142.

And please remember, flexibility, kindness and patience – with each other and with ourselves – is essential to our collective health and wellbeing right now.

Thank you for your continued patience with this process as we make the best decisions with the best available evidence for our School.


Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown
Dean and Professor

COVID-19 Update – Message from the Dean on Winter 2022

Dear DLSPH Community,

Welcome back to our School! I hope everyone had a restorative break, and I wish you and your loved ones a safe, healthy 2022 Winter Term.

While we can’t be together in person, I take great comfort reminding myself that this wave will pass – hopefully soon—and better times are ahead. At this time, our School leaders are committed to doing everything we can to ensure students are able to learn and progress safely through your academics. The mental health and wellbeing of our students, staff and faculty members is paramount.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your supervisor if you require accommodation or support. And know that help is available. Please see the resource list below. We will get through these next few months by supporting each other, and showing compassion and understanding to ourselves and others.

We are watching the progress of the pandemic closely – many of our faculty and students are directly engaged in this work – and we are working towards a safe re-opening of the School for in-person teaching and other activities when that is possible.

Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.


Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown
Professor and Dean

COVID-19 Update – Message from the Dean on Fall 2021

Dear faculty members and staff,

I am writing to provide an update on the Fall 2021 Term for DLSPH. With few exceptions, courses will be delivered remotely. But this Fall, we are eager to provide as much in-person co-curricular activity as we can offer safely, following public health guidance.

I am encouraged by the progress we are making against the pandemic with vaccinations and declining COVID-19 caseloads. However, as we relax restrictions on indoor activity this summer, it is unclear whether we will face a fourth wave in the Fall.

I am optimistic that students, staff, and faculty will have received at least one dose of vaccine by the beginning of the Fall term, and that case numbers will continue to decline and stay low. However, I anticipate that some public health restrictions, such as gathering size limits and physical distancing, will remain in place during the Fall term.

This is why I have made the difficult decision, in consultation with faculty leaders, to deliver courses remotely, with few exceptions in the Fall term. In terms of opening access to the Health Sciences and Gage buildings, we are focussing on in-person research activities and creating a range of in-person co-curricular activities. These will, of course, be informed by public health guidance. We will follow the same approval process for offering courses in person as we did for the 2020-2021 academic year (please see Teaching in Person at end of message for process).

I recognize that continuing to deliver the curriculum online and adding in opportunities for in-person activities puts new burdens on your time and energy. I very much appreciate all you are doing to give students an excellent public health and health systems education despite these challenges.

In terms of the new co-curricular offerings, we intend to consult with faculty and student leaders on both the types of activities they suggest to enrich our students’ time at DLSPH and provide a sense of community and those that will be safer. In an online capacity, students have requested more opportunities to speak with and get to know faculty and peers more casually. One way this can be supported is by opening online classes 10-20 minutes early for visiting. In addition, I encourage you to think creatively about how you can offer small, socially distant in-person opportunities to students this Fall.

In the next few months, we will continue to be in touch about the Fall by email and through faculty and staff meetings. In the meantime, you can learn more about the University’s 12-step plan to a safe return to campus and I have included additional resources at the end of this message.

All my best,


COVID-19 Update – Message from the Dean on Fall 2020

Getting Started

Information for incoming students including how to get a TCard, UTORid, setting up email, and information on fees and course enrolment.

Picking up a face mask

Online learning resources for IHPME students – Sept. 4, 2020

Click here for resources

Frequently Asked Questions, answered by GSU and DLSPH – May 13, 2020

Click here for a FAQ developed by the GSU including information on financial support, Research Day and more.

Click here for a FAQ developed by Professor Dionne Gesink, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, including information on the summer, fall and winter 2020 sessions and more.

UTogether2020: A Roadmap for the University of Toronto is a guide to the process of returning to research, course instruction and other activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students may also be interested in what the Vice Provost, Students has to say about COVID-19 Information for University of Toronto Students.

The School of Graduate Studies offers a well-organized and very comprehensive look ahead to the Fall Term that should answer a lot of your questions.



Professional Programs Contact: Tina Smith tina.smith@utoronto.ca, 416-946-3023

Research Programs Contact: Whitney Berta whit.berta@utoronto.ca, 416-946-5223

IHPME faculty plan to offer all fall and winter term courses online in light of the COVID-19 situation.

Course Continuity

Instructors across all IHPME programs have moved to online learning using supportive technology (most instructors have elected to use Zoom).  In a few instances, this transition will necessitate changes to the course assignments generally specified for these courses; in some instances your instructors may pursue a consensus approach to determining which options to pursue.  This approach is in adherence to guidelines developed by the University’s Office of the VP Academic.

We know that a number of you have been particularly impacted by COVID-19-related disruptions, e.g., clinicians who have been asked to increase or resume clinical duties, and those of you who are playing key roles in the administration of health services organizations or pandemic response- or policy-formulation.  In these instances, it may be necessary/advisable to temporarily suspend your coursework.   Over the past few weeks, a number of you have contacted me to discuss options that will minimize disruption to your progress in your program.  If you are in this situation, please contact me directly (whit.berta@utoronto.ca) and we will determine the best course of action for you.

In some instances, courses that you intended to undertake offered by units outside of IHPME, have been cancelled.  There are other courses offered in IHPME, and some in Public Health Sciences, that you might consider taking in lieu of these cancelled courses.  We encourage you to discuss these with your Supervisor (Research Program Students) and/or contact your Program Director (Professional Program Students and Research Program Students) to discuss these options.

Practicums, Placements, Applied Research and Professional Projects & Fellowships

IHPME Program Directors have put in place solutions relating to ongoing practicums, placements, and applied research projects. These have been or will be communicated to you directly by your Program Director.  If you are in doubt as to what to do regarding your practicum, placement or applied research project, contact your Program Director (see https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/community/connect/ ).

For those of you undertaking on-site fellowships with an industry-sponsor/health care organization (e.g., CIHR Health Services Impact Fellowship), follow the directives of your host organizations and discuss strategies to best manage any impact on your study plan with your Supervisor and/or Thesis Committee.


Generally, exams are to take place as planned using supportive technology, unless otherwise specified by your course instructor.


The University has made the difficult decision not to hold Convocation ceremonies in June 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the directives of public health authorities regarding social distancing and against large gatherings, see https://governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/graduation-and-convocation. Students who complete their degree requirements will still graduate and receive their degrees and parchments. As you all undoubtedly know, our President has recently announced that a virtual ceremony will take place for all UT graduates. We acknowledge the importance of Convocation to IHPME’s graduates and their families, and to your “academic families” – faculty and staff with whom you have interacted over the course of your programs. We intend to celebrate your accomplishments, in the future when it is safe to do so, through in-person event(s) organized by IHPME Program Directors.


Research Program students and Professional Program students engaged in the collection of primary data that entails direct participant engagement (e.g., face-to-face interviews, focus groups, or facilitated survey data collection) have been advised not to enter organizations or engage in face-to-face data collection of any sort.  We ask that you confer with your supervisors and consider alternative means by which to collect your data (e.g., by telephone or alternative sources of data). In some instances, changes that you make to data collection approaches may necessitate amendments to existing approved ethics protocols relating to your research.

You are advised to continue to engage with your committee electronically, via teleconference, and/or using supportive technology.  For information on supportive technology available to IHPME students, consult with your Supervisor and/or Program Director.  To arrange a teleconference line for an upcoming meeting, contact ihpme@utoronto.ca

In instances where your data collection has been particularly impacted by COVID-19-related disruptions, and you and your Supervisor/Committee anticipate that this will impact your intended research and/or research trajectory significantly, please contact me directly (whit.berta@utoronto.ca).  Each individual is challenged by a set of circumstances unique to them; it is important to consider these in order to formulate the best course of action for you.

DEFENSES (Research Programs)


CEHCR Contact: Zoe Downie-Ross, clinepi.grad@utoronto.ca , 416-946-3486

HSR Contact: Kerstin Giannini, ihpme.hsr.grad@utoronto.ca , 416-946-4100

HPER Contact: Cheryl Ku, ihpme.hper@utoronto.ca , 416-340-4219

Proposal defenses and Final Oral Examinations are proceeding on schedule, with all relying upon supportive technology.  The School of Graduate Studies has temporarily waived the minimum in-person requirement for Final Oral Examinations (FOEs), and is coordinating technology-supported FOEs over the disruption interval through Zoom and teleconferences.  As usual, your Graduate Assistant will communicate details regarding your upcoming defense to you and your examination committee.


While IHPME staff and faculty have worked to ensure that courses will continue to be offered with limited disruption by moving to online delivery, we understand that COVID-19-related disruptions might impact other aspects of students’ progress in their programs, e.g. delayed ethics approvals, suspended data collection, limitations to secondary datasets.  In these situations, students may be faced with extending their program trajectories and thereby find that they need financial support. We have summarized the financial aid resources available to you, through the University or specific to IHPME, on our website here: https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/impact/awards/


Research Assistants have been asked to work off-site and rely upon supportive technology to engage with their PIs and research team over the disruption interval.  Research Assistants are asked to continue to submit time sheets electronically to their PIs, and processing of these will occur per usual timelines, remotely, on the part of IHPME’s business office.


All faculty and graduate office staff have transitioned to online support, and will continue to offer full support to IHPME graduate programs off-site through email, telephone, and supportive technology. All staff have been equipped with VPN access to facilitate their continued support of all of IHPME’s graduate programs and students.


IHPME has transitioned all meetings and interviews to online or teleconference venues.

Applicant Interviews

Applicants to IHPME Programs are being interviewed using Zoom.

Student-Supervisor-Committee Meetings

All Committee Meetings are taking place via Skype Business or teleconference. Please contact ihpme@utoronto.ca if you need to book a teleconference line for an upcoming committee meeting.

Project Team Meetings

All Project Team Meetings are taking place via Skype Business or teleconference.

Standing IHPME Committees & University Committees

All Project Team Meetings are taking place via Skype Business or teleconference on the originally scheduled dates/times unless otherwise communicated by the Committee Chair.


IHPME Research Day

The co-chairs and faculty leads organized Research Day 2020, which was held on November 20, 2020. The theme was “Climate Change and Sustainable Health Systems.” Read more about our first-ever virtual Research Day here.

IHPME Mental Health Day

The event has currently been cancelled and a “rain date” may be specified at a later time.


Refer to the GSU website for updates, see http://gsu.ihpme.sa.utoronto.ca/latest-news/ or keep a look out for the weekly IHPME GSU emails. Bi-weekly virtual socials are being organized to keep you connected to your IHPME colleagues, email ihpmegsu@utoronto.ca for details.

Ongoing Seminar Series

The NAO Seminar Series, and HSSPR (HAD7001H & HSR2001H) Seminar Series are continuing.  Sessions will be available exclusively through Zoom and communicated through IHPME Listservs (visit IHPME’s Events Calendar for details and updates https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/events/ )

Conferences Outside of IHPME

A number of conference organizers/associations have announced contingency plans (e.g., to move to virtual delivery only) or cancellations (e.g., CAHSPR). Students are encouraged to make careful decisions about the advisability of any travel to outside conferences (including those held in Toronto) in the future since travel may continue to be disrupted for some time.


We appreciate that the possibility of disruption to your progress in your program may contribute to feelings of anxiety and stress.  IHPME faculty and staff, and members of the IHPME GSU, are doing their utmost to plan toward minimizing impacts to your progress in your program that might arise due to the COVID-19 situation.

If you need to talk about your feelings or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your Program Director or IHPME’s Graduate Coordinator.

Program Directors, Graduate Coordinator & Graduate Office Staff contact information is available here: https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/community/connect/

Contact for Urgent Issues: Whitney Berta whit.berta@utoronto.ca, 416-946-5223

The University’s online student health and wellness resources will continue to be available; information on these services via the University’s Student Life information “hub” can be accessed here https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/ .

Of this suite of services, the My Student Support Program (MySSP) – accessible here https://studentlife.utoronto.ca/hwc/mental-health , provides University of Toronto students with no-cost, immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern.

Additional resources have been compiled by the IHPME GSU, see http://gsu.ihpme.sa.utoronto.ca/2020/03/20/stay-safe-healthy-covid-19-resources/ for further details.

You can also fill out the IHPME GSU Check-In survey if you have any questions or concerns about how COVID-19 may impact your degree progress and we will make sure to have your questions/concerns addressed: https://forms.gle/RaUAAyr5eiAGDLKg8.


Numerous, reliable sources of up-to-date information regarding travel and public health advisories regarding the COVID-19 situation are available, including those maintained by Public Health Ontario, the Government of Canada and the World Health Organization. The University has developed a comprehensive, dynamic resource accessible on the home page. Many of you work in health services organizations, most of which are routinely posting updated information for their staff and trainees. We highly recommend that you also consult with these resources.  It is important to check these advisories as this is an evolving situation. The best way to protect yourself is through prevention.

If you are feeling unwell, and are concerned that you may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we advise you to follow the guidelines posted by Public Health Ontario accessible here.   


Travel advice see Government of Canada website

Ontario Ministry of Health website

World Health Organization website

Please note that regular updates from the DLSPH that pertain to all IHPME and PHS students are now accessible on IHPME’s main webpage https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/.  For a good source of information on academic continuity under disruptive conditions, the University’s Policy on Academic Continuity is accessible here:

With Best Regards,

Whitney Berta & Arlinda Ruco

COVID-19 Update – TEACHING: Syllabus Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement – April 2, 2020

Message sent on behalf of Professor Dionne Gesink, Acting Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

There have been concerns raised about an increased number of harassment complaints. Karima Hashmani, Executive Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has shared the following language for instructors to consider posting in their course shells (below). If space is limited, the first paragraph is suitable for Quercus course shells, whereas the entire portion can be incorporated into course syllabi.

Recommended Language for Quercus Course Shell and Course Syllabus –

“As we all adjust to online classes and lectures, and increasingly participate in virtual learning environments, students are reminded of the expectation that we all demonstrate respect for one another. As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, the University of Toronto does not condone discrimination or harassment against any persons or communities especially when based on grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code. The University of Toronto recognizes its commitment to human rights, equity and inclusion and acknowledges the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on various parts of our community. COVID-19 is not isolated to people of any particular ethnic origin, place of origin or race. Equity, diversity and respect must remain integral as we continue to transition during these challenging times. The institution will monitor and address discriminatory comments or behaviour including on U of T’s online platforms and classrooms

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, no person shall engage in a course of vexatious conduct that is directed at one or more specific individuals, and that is based on the race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age marital status, family status or disability. This includes:
– Racial slurs or “jokes”
– Insults due to racial identity
– Online posts of cartoons or pictures, in a workplace or school that degrade persons of a particular racial group
– Name-calling due to race, colour, citizenship, place of origin, ancestry, ethnic background or creed
– Pseudonyms or handles that are inappropriate about ancestry, colour, citizenship, ethnicity, place of origin, race, or religion

The University of Toronto’s Equity Offices remain available to students to provide support on equity issues that arise as a result of COVID-19.
Students are encouraged to support one another and the University’s commitment to human rights and our values of diversity, inclusion, and respect in managing any inappropriate comments or disruptive behaviours. If you experience or witness inappropriate comments or behaviours in your classes, you are encouraged to contact your instructor. If you can, take and share a screenshot of the inappropriate content with your instructor so they can follow-up with you and address the conduct.”

COVID-19 Update: Well-being & Support Resources – March 27, 2020

Message sent on behalf of Professor Adalsteinn Brown, Dean, DLSPH

Dear Colleagues,
Our community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last week and a half has been phenomenal and I am tremendously grateful for everyone’s flexibility, responsiveness and adaptability to maintain business and academic continuity.

As a school of public health, we are intimately aware of how physical distancing, the barrage of anxiety-inducing headlines and working remotely can have a significant impact on our mental health and well-being.

We understand that many faculty and staff are experiencing a heightened level of stress and anxiety. It’s important for everyone to acknowledge that we are not going to be at our most productive under these conditions, which is understandable and to be expected. Keeping this in mind, we’d like to offer some practical suggestions and resources to support our community during this difficult time.

For parents experiencing childcare challenges or difficulty working remotely, we are flexible and supportive of people adjusting their schedules. I encourage folks to consider:

I know our conscientious and industrious faculty will make every effort to stay productive and I appreciate these efforts.

I also encourage faculty and staff to be mindful of their own mental health by:

All of these “Staying Well” resources, as well as all COVID-19-related email and messages, are available on the DLSPH website.

Finally, I encourage anyone having difficulties to reach out to me at any time to have a discussion.

The DLSPH community has come together to maintain academic excellence for our students and learners. Let’s continue to build a community of support to get through this difficult time.

Please stay safe, healthy and reach out if you need help.


COVID-19 Update: Academic Continuity – March 26, 2020

Message sent on behalf of Professor Dionne Gesink, Acting Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Thank you for continuing to adapt to, and with, the sudden changes within our School as we respond to the rapidly evolving COVID19 pandemic. Below, I provide an update on changes that have happened over the past week and resources. Some of you may be feeling overwhelmed, and this is normal. Please ask for help when you need it. I also provide information on mental health and well-being resources for faculty and staff at the end of this message.

Thank you for physical distancing, and for your part in the response to this historic global event,


Changes to Methods of Evaluation in Courses:

The University Assessment and Grading Practices Policy (UAGPP) establishes a process for instructors to hold a vote to make changes to the marking scheme when instructors judge this to be necessary.


At the graduate level, at this time, credit/no-credit must be course-wide, not individually decided by students. The final grades assigned in a graduate course must all be from the same scale. Instructors can work with the Dean’s Office to request a disruption from the Provost to change the course grade scale to CR/NCR for all students in the course.


Students are stressed out and may not be coping well with competing priorities and constant change. Please be compassionate and accommodating. Two options exist for everyone:

  1. Short coursework extensions – please check with the specific Course Directors re: the coursework and what possibility exists for short extensions.  This is dependent on Course Directors being able to complete the marking and submit the grades in advance of specific deadlines.
  2. Course Extensions into the Summer Term. This will require a formal request for an extension (easily done) and a deferred grade for now (form attached). The grade is changed when the coursework is submitted, and the grade goes through the system by end of the Summer term.  Requests for coursework extensions are required for each individual course, so you’d need to do one for each course in which you wish to hold off on submitting.
    • For student completing the entire program this term, right now, this means graduation will be in November, rather than June.

Doctoral Research:

The U of T Health Sciences Research Ethics Board (REB) has suspended all research involving in-person contact with human subjects and all laboratory-based research. Hospitals have suspended non-essential research unless it can be conducted remotely. The RDC is closed. IC/ES is working on remote access to datasets. Depending on the nature and stage of dissertation, these changes will affect some candidates dramatically, slightly, or not at all.

Final Oral Exams for Doctoral Candidates:

SGS has updated guidelines for remote completion and sent a message to faculty and students (attached). In brief, all scheduled Final Oral Exams will be conducted remotely. A candidate wanting an in-person final oral exam will need to postpone their exam until in-person meetings/gatherings resume.


The University has made the difficult decision not to hold Convocation ceremonies in November 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the directives of public health authorities regarding social distancing and against large gatherings. Students who complete their degree requirements will still graduate and receive their degrees and parchments. We are currently exploring possible alternative means of celebrating graduation.

Please visit the Office of Convocation website for further information and updates: https://governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/covid-19-and-spring-convocation-faqs.

Faculty Questions:

Course Support – The Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation has many online resources to help you respond to COVID19 teaching related changes: https://teaching.utoronto.ca/

Technical Teaching Support? Obadiah George (obadiah.george@utoronto.ca).

Program Support – please contact your Program Director:

PHS: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/divisions/division-heads-and-program-leaders/


HSR: Audrey Laporte audrey.laporte@utoronto.ca

Clinical Epidemiology: Rob Fowler rob.fowler@sunnybrook.ca; Jill Tinmouth jill.tinmouth@sunnybrook.ca

MHSc: Tina Smith tina.smith@utoronto.ca

SLI: Abi Sriharan abi.sriharan@utoronto.ca

MHI: Karim Keshavjee karim.keshavjee@utoronto.ca

QIPS: Christine Shea christine.shea@utoronto.ca

Mental Health Resources for Faculty & Staff

Appointed faculty and staff have access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), offered through Homewood Health, online and by phone at 1-800-663-1142.

Supporting Others – Mental Health Training for Faculty & Staff

U of T online module in support of student mental health: https://iar.utoronto.ca/main/

How to Support Employee Well-Being While Working Remotely: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/news/how-to-support%e2%80%afemployee%e2%80%afwell-being-while-working-remotely%e2%80%af%e2%80%af/

COVID-19 Update – Volunteering in active health care environments – March 25, 2020

Message sent on behalf of Dr. Lynn Wilson, Acting Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
Note the following message from U of T’s Acting Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions, is important, relevant and timely to all DLSPH students and learners who are considering or engaging in volunteer opportunities in health care settings.

I know many of you are trying to find productive ways to respond to COVID-19. Some are seeking volunteer opportunities in active health care environments (e.g., door-screening at health clinics), with health care professionals who may be at a higher risk of exposure (e.g., providing child care and elder care for researchers and clinicians in our affiliated hospitals), or with potentially affected community members (e.g., assisting isolated and vulnerable seniors).

First, I want to commend you on your commitment to public service and to supporting the broader efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus. It’s a testament to your commitment to addressing the health needs of our local and global communities. We must all make our own decisions about what level of risk we are willing to accept. As future health professionals, I know you’ll make the responsible decisions. And, I know that many of you are also exploring lower-risk volunteer opportunities as well.

The purpose of this email is to give you some general information, should you decide to engage in these activities, so you can make informed decisions and keep yourselves as safe as possible.

Specifically, I want you to know that these volunteer opportunities are independent of academic studies and the University, even if the activities take place on sites that are affiliated with the University (e.g. at major hospitals or with academic appointees requesting volunteers). As a volunteer, the University’s insurance coverage, WSIB coverage through the University (including the coverage applicable during student placements), financial support, or logistical support would not be available to you.

Unless the organization or site at which you are volunteering makes it available to you, as a volunteer, you may only be covered in case of injury or illness in the course of volunteering through OHIP/UHIP and your extended health coverage plan, if you have one.

Please make sure you are protecting yourself, following public health advice, and informing yourself of the potential risks of any volunteer opportunity. We ask that you continue to consult the University’s central webpage for links to public health authorities, travel advisories, and student supports including mental health resources.

Please stay safe and take care of yourself during these difficult times as you try to help others.

Thank you,

Dr. Lynn Wilson MD, CCFP, FCFP
Acting Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions
University of Toronto

COVID-19 research funding – March 24, 2020

Message sent on behalf of Professor France Gagnon, Associate Dean of Research, DLSPH

The DLSPH community has a wide range of knowledge, experience and skill sets to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. The DLSPH Office of Research is here with the expertise to support you in your proposal development under these tight turnaround times so that you have more time for thinking and doing science.

Below are new COVID-19 funding resources highly relevant to our research community. The DLSPH and its Office of Research can support you in the following:

  1. Team coordination -g. setting up teleconferencing, finding answers to your logistics questions, eligibility criteria
  2. Collaborators – identification and matchmaking
  3. Budget development
  4. Copy-editing

In addition to the above support, DLSPH has set aside seed funding for COVID-19 research. This seed funding mechanism serves two purposes:

  1. Help core faculty promptly launch or collaborate on near-term COVID-19 research
  2. Provide matching as required for some of the funding opportunities listed below

Please provide a ½ to 1 page proposal of your request.  Priority will be given to proposals from core faculty who will hold their funds at DLSPH. For questions and requests for seed funding, please contact the DLSPH Associate Dean of Research france.gagnon@utoronto.ca.


For grant development support, please email: caroline.godbout@utoronto.ca

For all other research-related questions, please email: lee.vernich@utoronto.ca

We will continue to post additional related funding opportunities and other resources to the research section of the DLSPH website: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/research/funding-learning-opportunities/.

We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with any proposals you have planned.

DLSPH COVID-19 Update: Graduate student research – March 18, 2020

Over the coming days, graduate students and graduate supervisors will have to make many decisions about how to adapt to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has sent out the message below to all graduate students with an update on how graduate activities are currently being affected by the pandemic and how the University is responding.

We understand the current status of research being conducted within other institutions to:

Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) Hospitals: Effective March 16, 2020, all non-essential on-site research activities will be scaled back

Research Data Centre (RDC): Closed

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (IC/ES): Access with precautions. Moving to enable more students to access their datasets remotely. This will take some time to fully implement, and we will aim to prioritise students who are close to completing their analyses or have specific deadlines

As soon as possible, please check-in with your supervisees about their courses, research, RA/TA positions, etc. Some may be very stressed about their ability to progress. Please work with supervisory committees to come up with creative solutions to adapt to the changing research environment and conditions. There is great academic freedom on what these changes and adaptations can look like. Please remind your students of the mental health resources they have access to through the University, which can be found on the Student Life website: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/feeling-distressed.

Please find the messages below from Joshua Barker, Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education, to help address questions from supervisees/trainees. 

Principles to Guide Your Decision-Making

In a fluid situation, it is important to have principles to inform our decision-making. In the areas of graduate education and research, decisions should be guided by the principles that:

Departmental Examinations

We have referred graduate students to seek information about departmental examinations from their graduate program. Given the significant variations in formats of comprehensive exams across divisions, academic continuity and the nature of accommodations provided may also take different forms. With the above principles in mind, here are some ways in which comprehensive exams can be accommodated:

Placements, Internships and Other Program Requirements

We have referred graduate students to connect with their graduate programs about placements, internships and other program requirements. If you have questions, please contact your Academic Continuity Working Group representative or your Dean for further information.

SGS will extend the deadline for dropping graduate courses and will look to streamline the process required for late withdrawals.

Graduate Research

This is a highly stressful time for many graduate students and they will need highly engaged academic support. The University is advising that all lab-based research operations must be shut down no later than 5 PM, Friday, March 20, other than critical COVID-19 research and time-sensitive critical projects. Shut down of laboratory research operations should be done in a safe and orderly manner according to the guidance provided by the U of T Research Oversight and Compliance Office. Other research settings, including many off-campus sites, are also shutting down. Graduate students should not feel compelled by anyone to do something that, under the circumstances, feels unsafe to them. Students have been advised to contact their graduate Chair immediately to seek a resolution, should they need assistance resolving research-related challenges.

Canadian and Permanent Resident Students in International Locations

SGS has been informed that doctoral students registered with Safety Abroad were contacted on Sunday March 16. They were advised that the University of Toronto is following the Canadian Government’s Advice to return to Canada as commercial options for international travel are becoming more limited. As the safety of our students is the utmost priority, the Safety Abroad Office is working to support students who are returning to Canada and with those who may choose to stay in their location. The University has not required PhD students conducting dissertation research to return, rather we have committed to support the students’ decisions – to return or to stay. All others students, including Master’s students in both research-stream and professional programs on University sponsored activities, have been recalled. If students have not registered with Safety Abroad, please ask them to contact safety.abroad@utoronto.ca as quickly as possible.

Non-Canadians and non-Permanent Residents of Canada

SGS has been informed that given current government declarations, these students will not be able to enter Canada on flights scheduled to arrive after 12:00 p.m., March 18, 2020. SGS will continue to monitor this situation and make every attempt to support these students in these trying times. More information will be made available in the coming days.

Students Facing Financial Hardship

Many U of T graduate students work outside the University to help ends meet. While University funding is not currently affected, their work outside the university may be. Please keep this in mind and respond to student needs as they arise. If your department’s circumstances allow it, you may wish to create your own emergency fund to help the students who are most in need through the next weeks.

Thank you for the tremendous work you are doing to help the University respond to this crisis. We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. Please also keep SGS and your divisional graduate leadership apprised as new questions and issues arise.


Joshua Barker
Dean, School of Graduate Studies and
Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education

IHPME COVID-19 Update: Operational Continuity – March 17, 2020

We continue to monitor the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and work in partnership with various centralized offices at the University on a coordinated response for our faculty, staff and students.

IHPME has worked with DLSPH on operational continuity to ensure that our academic and business activities continue, while reducing the risk of transmission by observing social distancing guidelines and moving towards telecommuting where operationally possible. IHPME will be closed except by fob access as of Tuesday March 17 at 1:00 p.m.  Below we have outlined some key areas of operation within IHPME so you are informed of who you may contact for support and/or clarification.

A special thanks to all staff, course instructors, Program Leads, our Graduate Director and the Dean’s Office for their efforts over the last number of days to ensure academic and operational continuity at this challenging time.

IHPME General Inquiries
Aman Bhamra -IHPME Reception (ihpme.utoronto.ca, Tel 416-978-4326)

IHPME Director’s Office
Elizabeth Wulf -Executive Assistant, Tel 416-978-2047

DLSPH Advancement
Any advancement-related inquiries should be made to the DLSPH Director of Advancement at annette.paul@utoronto.ca.

DLSPH Communications
DLSPH Communications has transitioned to remote operations. For all matters related to the IHPME website, social media, etc., please contact: communications.dlsph@utoronto.ca

IHPME Program Administrative Support
Program Admin Support will transition to remote operations effective Tuesday March 17, 2020.  Please note the relevant contacts below:

Program Director: Rob Fowler  rob.fowler@sunnybrook.ca
Associate Director: Jill Tinmouth     jill.tinmouth@sunnybrook.ca
Graduate Assistant: Zoe Downie-Ross   clinepi.grad@utoronto.ca, Tel 416-946-3486

Program Director: Maria Mylopoulos    maria.mylopoulos@utoronto.ca
Graduate/Program Assistant: Cheryl Ku     ihpme.hper@utoronto.ca, Tel 416-340-4219

Program Director: Audrey Laporte   audrey.laporte@utoronto.ca, Tel 416-946-7386
Graduate Assistant: Kerstin Giannini      ihpme.hsr.grad@utoronto.ca, Tel 416-946-4100

Program Director: Christine Shea        christine.shea@utoronto.ca
Graduate Assistant: Christina Lopez      ihpme.qips.grad@utoronto.ca,  Tel 416-978-1108

Program Director: Abi Sriharan     abi.sriharan@utoronto.ca
Graduate Assistant: Christina Lopez      ihpme.sli.grad@utoronto.ca, Tel 416-978-1108

Program Director: Tina Smith        tina.smith@utoronto.ca
Graduate Assistant: Kerstin Giannini       ihpme.mhsc.grad@utoronto.ca, Tel 416-946-4100

Program Director: Karim Keshavjee      karim.keshavjee@utoronto.ca
Graduate Assistant: Zoe Downie-Ross    ihpme.mhi.grad@utoronto.ca, Tel  416-946-3486

IHPME HR/Finance

The staff within the IHPME HR/Finance office will transition to remote operations effective Tuesday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m.  Please note: during this time, the University is accepting email signatures and scanned copies/pictures of receipts, with the original signature and receipts to be collected at a later time.  During this time, you may contact the following staff:

Maggie Yi (maggie.yi@utoronto.ca, Tel 416-978-8378

Anne-Louise Pontigon (ihpme.appointments@utoronto.ca, Tel 416-978-8384

Aman Bhamra (ihpme.utoronto.ca)

Ken Oñate (ihpme.manager@utoronto.ca)

IHPME Graduate Office Contacts

Final Oral Exams (FOE) Kerstin Giannini – HSR

Zoe Downie-Ross – CEHCR



Registration, Fees, Funding Package Kerstin Giannini – HSR, MHSc

Zoe Downie-Ross – CEHCR, MHI

Christina Lopez – SLI, QIPS




Fall 2020 Admissions  As Above, by Program  As Above, by Program
Winter 2020 Course Evaluations Anne Louise Pontingon – All Programs Ihpme.appointments@utoronto.ca

Winter 2020 Grade Submission Anita Morehouse – HSR, MHSc

Aileen O’Dowd – MHI, CEHCR

Devrim Sen – SLI, QIPS




Awards (OGS, Bursaries, School Prizes) Zoe Downie-Ross – All Program  Clinepi.grad@utoronto.ca
Summer 2020 Timetable and Course Enrolment Anita Morehouse – HSR, MHSc

Aileen O’Dowd – MHI, CEHCR

Devrim Sen – SLI, QIPS




June Convocation Aman Bharma  ihpme.utoronto.ca
General inquiries Whitney Berta – All Programs  Whit.berta@utoronto.ca

For on-line course delivery, via Blackboard Collaborate or Zoom, please contact the following:

For user log-in issues, UofT VPN inquiries, remote desktop connections, access to shared drives, listserv queries, one drive support, user management for generic emails, etc., please contact Mr. Sumeet Sheoran at sumeet.sheoran@utoronto.ca or 416-978-1538.

DLSPH Research Office
The DLSPH Office of Research has transitioned to remote operations and are available to help the DLSPH community with their ongoing research needs.  Please reach out to us with questions. We ask for advance notice of deadlines in order to manage priorities.

Emergency Contacts
Audrey Laporte audrey.laporte@utoronto.ca; 416-946-7386 (direct)
Whitney Berta whit.berta@utoronto.ca

Please ensure that if you have been issued a fob and/or key(s) to the HSB; keep these with you at all times to ensure that you can gain access to IHPME faculty, staff, and students areas and the building.

Audrey Laporte
Professor and Director
Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Robin Hurst
Chief Administrative Officer
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Instructor Update: Course Changes Needing a Vote: March 16, 2020

As you implement your academic continuity plan, please note that some actions/changes require a class vote. A comprehensive table defining which changes can be made by the instructor only vs class vote vs declaring academic disruption is available on the Provost website: https://memos.provost.utoronto.ca/covid-19-planning-for-completing-courses-this-term-pdadc-50/.

Most relevant for some of you is if you reweight the method(s) of evaluation for your course. From the Grading Practices Policy (https://governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/secretariat/policies/grading-practices-policy-university-assessment-and-january-26-2012):

“1.3. Changes to the method of evaluation
For both undergraduate and graduate courses, after the methods of evaluation have been made known, the instructor may not change them or their relative weight without the consent of a simple majority of students attending the class, provided the vote is announced no later than in the previous class. Any changes must be reported to the division or the department, or in the case of graduate courses, the graduate unit. The only exception to this is in the case of the declaration of a disruption.”

The easiest way to hold an online vote is:

  1. a) announce the vote (course website and email)
  2. b) open Quercus survey or quiz worth 0 points
  3. c) put proposed change to the assessment
  4. d) open vote
  5. e) end for vote by next class meeting date had the class be in-person. Once vote is closed, it is the majority of students who have voted who determine the outcome of the vote. Then inform students vote has taken place and the result.

Also note the following rules that are being relaxed:

For more information, please contact: Dionne Gesink or consult your program contact:

HSR: Audrey Laporte audrey.laporte@utoronto.ca

Clinical Epidemiology: Rob Fowler rob.fowler@sunnybrook.ca; Jill Tinmouth jill.tinmouth@sunnybrook.ca

MHSc: Tina Smith tina.smith@utoronto.ca

SLI: Abi Sriharan abi.sriharan@utoronto.ca

MHI: Karim Keshavjee karim.keshavjee@utoronto.ca

QIPS: Christine Shea christine.shea@utoronto.ca

Academic Update by Professor Dionne Gesink, Acting, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: March 16, 2020

Your course instructors have been working to ensure your academic continuity by developing new plans for course delivery now that in-person classes have been cancelled. They will communicate the new plan to you, if they have not already.

International Students:

We understand that many international DLSPH graduate students are faced with difficult decisions regarding whether to return home, given the increasing challenges with international travel. We have decided that DLSPH graduate students will not be required to return to the St. George campus for the remainder of the Winter 2020 session. Course Instructors will provide more information regarding completion of term work and exams.

Accessibility Services:

Students registered with Accessibility Services should continue to contact Accessibility Services to receive accommodations and supports.

Current Practicum Placements:

We are working on a practicum placement plan for the current term. As we sort this out, please also talk with your practicum supervisor about a work continuity plan, including at what point in-person work will no longer be possible and whether the practicum can continue remotely.

The VPs of Education at the TAHSN hospitals decided to pause all practicum placements in their hospitals for three weeks – until April 6, 2020. Please confirm with your practicum supervisor regarding host institution’s procedure and planning and keep your practicum placement coordinator at DLSPH up-to-date on your situation.

Click here for information for DLSPH graduate students with activities in hospital-based research facilities.

Mental Health:

We know this is a complicated and stressful time. Please know that supports continue to be available to you, including through My Student Support Program (My SSP) and Good2Talk Student Helpline (1-866-925-5454). Please consider bookmarking the UofT StudentLife website that provides links to other resources.

 For more information please consult your program contact:

HSR: Audrey Laporte audrey.laporte@utoronto.ca

Clinical Epidemiology: Rob Fowler rob.fowler@sunnybrook.ca; Jill Tinmouth jill.tinmouth@sunnybrook.ca

MHSc: Tina Smith tina.smith@utoronto.ca

SLI: Abi Sriharan abi.sriharan@utoronto.ca

MHI: Karim Keshavjee karim.keshavjee@utoronto.ca

QIPS: Christine Shea christine.shea@utoronto.ca

Faculty & Staff update Telecommuniting at DLSPH: March 14, 2020

As per the Provost’s memo, we are encouraging faculty and staff to telecommute and ask managers and supervisors to be as flexible as possible in proactively implementing or granting requests for telecommuting where operationally possible. Employees should report to work as normal unless they have notified their managers or have already received approval for working on a rotational basis at present.

Please consult the memo below for more information.

For managers and supervisors, contact the DLSPH Dean’s Office with any questions.

We will continue to inform you as the situation evolves and we thank you for your cooperation.


We are encouraging Managers, Chairs, and Department Heads to be as flexible as possible in proactively implementing or granting requests for telecommuting where operationally possible.

Telecommuting requests may be refused if:

The COVID-19 Temporary Special Telecommuting Work Arrangements Guideline is available on the HR & Equity website as a resource for employees and managers. Information Technology Services (ITS) has also prepared technical work-from-home resources to support employees accessing work material while telecommuting.

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees who are requesting work-from-home arrangements due to being immuno-compromised themselves can work directly with their Manager, Chair, or Department Head. These requests do not need to be reviewed by Environmental Health & Safety, and supervisors should approve these requests wherever possible.

Those Affected by Child Care and School Closures

We understand that many parents and caregivers are experiencing anxiety around childcare considering the many March Break camp cancellations and the closure of many schools and daycare centres across the province.

If employees are unable to secure childcare, they may utilize the following options:

We ask Managers, Chairs, and Department Heads to approve these requests wherever possible.

Sick Leave Policy

At this time, public health authorities recommend that at-risk individuals, or individuals who have travelled internationally, undergo self-isolation for a period of up to fourteen (14) days. Many of our employees have sick leave provisions in their respective collective agreement or employment policies that sufficiently address such absences. The University has, on an exceptional basis, agreed to temporarily modify and/or improve upon existing provisions for absences specifically related to COVID-19.

 Guidelines on Employee Absences Due to COVID-19, including processing instructions for HR professionals and business / payroll officers, will be distributed next week.

Continuity of Pay

The University is committed to ensuring that all faculty, librarians, and staff will continue to be compensated in the event of any event cancellations, programming reductions, government required shutdowns, or any other operational closures for the next three-week period. More details on how this will be operationalized will be shared by the Division of Human Resources & Equity with managers and impacted employees in the coming days.

If you are planning operational changes or need to close due to operational reasons, please advise your Unit or Division Head and contact your Divisional HR Office.

Coping with Stress

We know this is a difficult time. Please know that supports continue to be available to you, including the University’s Employee & Family Assistance Program. The Division of HR & Equity has compiled a list of other resources available to the community on their website; this list will be updated frequently. As a reminder, students have access to My SSP and other resources.

If you have broader questions relating to COVID-19 and the University’s planning, we encourage you to visit the University’s COVID-19 website. If you have HR-related questions about COVID-19, please visit the HR & Equity COVID-19 website.

A Letter From Senior Leadership: March 16, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty & Staff,

We continue to monitor the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and are working in partnership with the Provost’s Office on a coordinated response for students, faculty and staff.

To balance the continuity of our academic and business activities while reducing the risk of transmission by observing social distancing guidelines, please note the following procedures:

Classes, Practica & Exams

The University announced on March 13 that it is cancelling in-person undergraduate and research-stream Masters and Doctoral classes across its three campuses. The decision on professional graduate classes is being left up to each faculty.

After careful consideration, the DLSPH (including both PHS and IHPME) will be cancelling all in-person classes and Instructors will implement their academic continuity plan by March 16. Instructors will communicate that plan to their classes directly. In-person classes are cancelled until April 3 at which time we will re-evaluate how to continue forward.

We are working with IT resources within the School to ensure we can support all required classes and seminars online so students can complete their classes this academic year. Additional IT human resources will be available to support faculty both in-person and online.

Instructions on how PHS faculty can access support for preparing online lectures will be shared later today. For questions, please contact Obadiah George.

IHPME faculty seeking IT support to prepare online lectures should contact:

The University will stay open during this time so that students can continue to access libraries, study space, residences, and cafeterias. This may be particularly helpful for students who need access to reliable internet.

Faculty and instructors with students and speakers travelling to Toronto for classes should contact these individuals immediately to let them know about the change in class format.

Practicum placements are still going forward for as long as possible. All practica placement leads across the School are working in partnership with the University to develop appropriate recommendations based on each practica environment. Students should discuss a work continuity plan with their practicum supervisor:

We will follow recommendations from the University’s Academic Continuity Committee on issues related to academic completeness, including: exams, unfinished practica, changes to existing grading schemes, and student funding.


All discretionary events  — including public lectures, alumni events, receptions, panels, etc. — will be moved online, postponed or cancelled until June 1, 2020. This includes all faculty, alumni, and student-run events, regardless of who is organizing the event. If you are hosting an event, please communicate with your attendees about cancellation, rescheduling, or a change in format to online delivery.

Please check the status of off-campus events and activities with the event organizer.


Since many of our faculty members are based in health-care settings, it’s important for the School to conduct faculty and other regularly scheduled large meetings via teleconference.

I encourage all meeting organizers to offer an online/phone option and ask folks to exercise judgment and caution when attending in-person meetings.


As per Canada’s travel advisories, Canadians should not do any non-essential travel outside of Canada.

Anyone coming in or returning from specific list of countries should go into 14 days of self-isolation, this may be broadened over time to anyone coming into the country.

We all need to practice basic protective measures against COVID-19. Please consider the following tips from Toronto Public Health.

We will share additional updates at regular intervals so please check email throughout this evolving situation. As is the nature of pandemics, we expect the situation to change quickly so we ask everyone to remain flexible and responsive.

Please contact the DLSPH Dean’s Office with any questions related to COVID-19 and consult the following links for more information:

Teaching support: https://memos.provost.utoronto.ca/covid-19-planning-for-completing-courses-this-term-pdadc-50/

Status on COVID-19 Measures at U of T: https://www.utoronto.ca/message-from-the-university-regarding-the-coronavirus#response

U of T FAQ about COVID-19: https://www.utoronto.ca/message-from-the-university-regarding-the-coronavirus/faqs

I know that some of the changes we will need to make will be a bit bumpy for all involved but please bear with us. I know that we will be able to work through this challenging time and maintain academic continuity.


Adalsteinn Brown
Professor and Dean
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

France Gagnon
Professor and Associate Dean, Research (Acting Dean)
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

For more information, please visit the DLSPH website

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