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Dean’s January 21 Message re Winter Term

Submitted on Friday, January 21, 2022

Dear Students,

This message replaces and supersedes my earlier Winter Term message, that was sent earlier this week on Wednesday, January 19.

Please note that classes originally scheduled for in-person delivery this term will now resume in-person three weeks later on February 28, after Reading Week (February 21 – 25), instead of February 7, as announced in my earlier message.

This change was made based on feedback from UofT colleagues and the Ontario government’s latest announcement regarding the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.

The update you received earlier this week, from the University’s Provost and the Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity & Culture, continues to apply. The only thing that has changed is the date that the Faculty of Information will resume in-person teaching.

For the current winter term, more than 90% of our courses were originally scheduled to take place in person. They shifted temporarily to remote delivery as a result of the emergence of the Omicron variant.

Until February 18, the last day before Reading Week, all courses will continue to be delivered remotely. As of February 28, days, times, delivery mode, and location of the classes will be in accordance with what is published in the winter timetable.

The Provost’s memo is very detailed and contains valuable information about being on campus and the health policies that will be in place to protect our community as well as links to resources. I encourage you to read it thoroughly if you haven’t already. If you still have unanswered questions, please get in touch with the Student Services team at

I apologize for any confusion and inconvenience caused to you by this change of plans and encourage you to get in touch with me or Student Services ( if you need any kind of assistance due to the shifting of dates for the resumption of in-person classes at the Faculty of Information.

Please know that we very much appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we continue to navigate these unprecedented and uncertain times.


Wendy Duff
Professor and Dean


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