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COVID-19 updates

(Updated June 30, 2020)

The 2020-21 academic year will be different at the University of Toronto. Our community of students, faculty and staff will learn, teach, research and work in new ways. But what won’t change is our shared commitment to creating rich, inclusive environments for learning, and to pursuing research that unlocks solutions to global challenges, while protecting the health and safety of every member of our community.

Please note that all classes in FIFSW’s MSW program and PhD program will proceed remotely in the fall due to the need to continue physical distancing in the wake of the pandemic. Our instructors continue to undertake intensive training to improve online course delivery, investing time and effort to make sure they can do it as best as possible.

> UTogether: Information about Fall 2020 at U of T

> Financial Support & Funding Opportunities

Student community meetings

FIFSW has been holding monthly Student Community Meetings to provide students with updates and answer any questions students may have.

> Click here to view current FAQs. 

Questions and answers from previous meetings can be found in the PDFs linked to below.

March 25 FAQs [PDF]
April 14 FAQs [PDF]
May 13 FAQs [PDF]
June 18, 2020 [PDF]

Restricted Duties for Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Practicums

> 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