Dear Arts & Science undergraduate students,
We are now on a countdown to the official end of term – 10 weekdays to go! I know that many of you have deadlines, assignments and assessments after that, but let’s focus on this shorter-term goal for now.
We are receiving an increasing number of questions regarding the summer term. Arts & Science is developing a suite of attractive and timely summer offerings across our programs and we understand that the sooner we can provide you with this information the better for your planning purposes. We’ll be updating you on summer courses later this week.
My office is in regular communication with ASSU, and they are posing your questions to us. We have been answering these questions on our Student FAQs and ASSU is responding to you through their communication channels. I want to thank the students of ASSU for their leadership during this difficult time.
In his address today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recognized that many of us have now been home for more than a week, and that this distancing is starting to take its toll. If you begin to find yourself in need of support in ways you weren’t expecting, please do make use of the resources available to you.
Please also continue to follow the advice from public health about how to keep you and those around you safe. And for a little informative fun, here’s a furry little friend who’s a good example to follow.
The weather is dreary in Toronto today, but brighter days lie ahead, including the official end of term. No matter the weather where you are, try to find a moment to do so something that brings a smile to your face. I’m hard at work on a little project that I hope will motivate you during your studying. Even in its early stages, it’s making my kids smile.
Melanie A. Woodin
Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science
University of Toronto