COVID 19- Information and Support to the UTSC Graduate and Postdoctoral Community

Consult the UTSC Utogether website to know more about actions and responses related to the coronavirus (COVID-19)  at UTSC such as student access to campus, library facilities, winter term 2021's classes, accesibility services, etc.

Consult the COVID-19 updates section of the SGS webpsite for updates and support to the University-wide graduate and postdoctoral community.

Information for international students/students arriving from outside of Canada

Academic Support for Graduate Student at UTSC

  • GPS courses and grad professional events are still happening remotely, check our Events webage to know the details.
  • Online writing support for graduate students and post docs is still available on Mondays from 11am to 02pm. Login to WCOnline to book an appointment and choose online option. E-mail Cindy Bongard for any questions/concerns.
  • Career Development Services team in the Academic Advising & Career Centre remains available to support students via phone and video for appointments on topics such as job search in a competitive environment, including resumes for ATS and LinkedIn; interviewing strategies for phone and webcam, and virtual networking; planning for graduate / professional school and college skills training; career planning in changeable circumstances. Appointment can be booked Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm,  Friday 10am-3pm by phone at 416-287-7561 or by email at aacc@utsc.utoronto.ca (please use your mail.utoronto.ca email) with your detailed availability.
  • If you have an upcoming Final Oral Exam, the Vice-Dean Graduate and Postdoctoral office can help to troubleshoot any problems that may arise about proceeding with the exam.

Other support

  • Family support: the Family Care Office is holding webinars to support grad students and postdoctoral fellows with family responsibility. Check our family support webpage to know more about it.

  • UofT Student Emergency Food Service: UofT have partnered with The Food Mission, Engineers Without Borders, APUS and FoodShare to provide students in need with nutritious HISood and fresh produce. Register online for a good food box.

Financial Support

UTSC Financial Support - COVID 19

UTSC COVID-19 Emergency Graduate Student Bursary

The Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean has launched the UTSC COVID-19 Emergency Graduate Student Bursary to support graduate students facing financial difficulty as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information for UTSC COVID-19 Emergency Graduate Student Bursary guidelines and application form

UTSC COVID-19 Program Completion Award

The Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean has launched the UTSC COVID-19 Program Completion Award to support full-time students in the PhD in Environmental Science or PhD in Counselling & Clinical Psychology (Clinical Psychology Field) who, for reasons due to COVID-19, require additional time in their program that takes them beyond the program length required for their degree.

UTSC COVID-19 Research Pivot Fund

The Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean has launched the UTSC COVID-19 Research Pivot Fund to support full-time students in the PhD in Environmental Science and MA or PhD in Counselling & Clinical Psychology (Clinical Psychology Field) who must pivot their research plans due to a COVID-19 related disruption. 

Guidelines and application form are available on the UTSC COVID-19 Research Pivot Fund webpage.