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COVID-19 updates

(Updated May 7, 2020)

> Messages from the University of Toronto regarding COVID-19

All in-person courses across U of T’s three campuses have been cancelled and teaching is now being provided through other means. All FIFSW instructional courses were moved online effective Monday, March 16. Summer courses at FIFSW and across U of T are proceeding as scheduled but remotely.

>Financial Support & Funding Opportunities


COVID-19 Emergency Grant for FIFSW students
During our community updates, we heard from many of you about the multiple ways in which you have been flexible and resilient in response to this pandemic. We have also heard of unexpected financial hardships. In response, we have launched the FIFSW COVID-19 Emergency Grant for students who experienced COVID-19 related hardships occurring in March and April, 2020. Click here to learn more.

Student community meetings

The next student community meeting is scheduled for June (date and time TBD).

Questions and answers covered in previous meetings can be found here or in the PDFs linked to below:

March 25 FAQs [PDF]
April 14 FAQs [PDF]
May 13 FAQs [PDF]

Restricted Duties for Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Practicums

Given the evolving situation related to COVID-19, please note that all practicum students are to now move to remote learning. At this point, summer practicums will also take place remotely.

Click here for information on COVID-19 Impact on Practicum courses

>Recommended Technology Requirements for Remote/Online Learning

Research information

> Message from Dr. Lynn Wilson regarding students engaged in volunteer work – March 24, 2020 [PDF]

U of T’s response and FAQs

> COVID-19 and University of Toronto’s response

> U of T – Frequently Asked Questions

Further resources:

FIFSW Contacts

Members of the FIFSW community who have questions, are encouraged to contact appropriate faculty member below:

Master of Social Work:
David Burnes, Associate Dean, Academic, and Associate Professor

Eileen McKee, Assistant Dean, Field Education

PhD program:
Lin Fang, PhD Program Director, and Associate Professor

David J. Brennan, Associate Dean, Research, and Professor