COVID-19 U of T Engineering Graduate Students FAQs

2021 Summer & Fall

To answer the questions you may have regarding the 2021 Summer Term and 2021 Fall Term, we have compiled a detailed frequently asked questions (FAQs) section. We will update the FAQs regularly as new information is confirmed. We encourage you to visit this page often for new updates.

If after reviewing the FAQs, you still have a question that is not addressed here, please email us at gradstudies@engineering.utoronto.ca.

Special Note

Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs and services is subject to change, in accordance with University policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.

Quick Links to Additional Resources

The Faculty’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Professionalism is dedicated to making U of T Engineering a place where all students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can thrive — but we recognize much work remains to be done. If you witness or experience an incident of discrimination, harassment or harmful unprofessionalism in the Faculty, you can now make a confidential disclosure through the new incident disclosure form. Next steps and supports will be pursued according to the wishes of the person making the disclosure. More information and answers to FAQs on the disclosure form page.

Health

General

Student Services / St. George Campus

Travel

Technology

Exams 

Courses

MEng Guide to Working from Home

Graduate Research Students

Accessibility

International Students

Financial Aid

Getting Involved with Student Community

Resource List

Feeling Distressed?

A list of UofT and Community mental health resources and contacts.

My SSP | 1-844-451-9700. Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578.

My Student Support Program (MySSP). Culturally-competent 24-hr mental health and counselling services in 146 languages for all U of T students. Chat about school, health, general life concerns for free.

Good2Talk Student Helpline | 1-866-925-5454
Professional counseling, information and referrals helpline for mental health, addictions and student well-being.

Student Life

Many events/Workshops and services are available online or by phone:

  • Events include: Mindful Moments, productivity workshops, de-stress events
  • The Centre for International Experience - addressing the needs for International Students
  • Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre - Peer-to-peer chats, big or small!
  • Academic Success
  • Accessibility Services
  • And more!

Accessibility Services

Moving courses to an online format can affect students with accessibility needs. The Accessibility Services team is available via phone or email and is posting updates as they become available. 

Canadian Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) - Canadian government financial support for students.

SGS Emergency Grant:

Emergency assistance grants are available for domestic and international students impacted by COVID-19 and who need immediate short-term financial relief because of unexpected expenses.

GECoS Mental Wellness Commission

The Engineering Graduate Student Mental Wellness Commission Facebook Group shares resources, tips, and events (in the future) for UofT engineering grad students.

UofT Central Hub

For most up to date information and resources on COVID-19.

School of Graduate Studies website

Updated information relevant to the graduate community during the COVID-19 outbreak. Information on academic activities, final oral examinations and more can be found on this site.

Faculty of Arts and Science - Sources of Government Support

A document developed by Faculty of Arts and Science. Information found on their document may be helpful for engineering graduate students as well.

Incident Disclosure Form

The Faculty’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Professionalism is dedicated to making U of T Engineering a place where all students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can thrive — but we recognize much work remains to be done. If you witness or experience an incident of discrimination, harassment or harmful unprofessionalism in the Faculty, you can now make a confidential disclosure through the new incident disclosure form. Next steps and supports will be pursued according to the wishes of the person making the disclosure. More information and answers to FAQs on the disclosure form page.

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