Academic Updates for 2022

03/11/2021

Last updated: April 28, 2022

For the summer 2022 term, all KPE undergraduate academic courses will be delivered online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. 

The University of Toronto will maintain the requirement to wear masks in indoor spaces until June 30, 2022. Medical-grade masks are recommended where possible. 

Questions can be directed to the Registrar’s Office team from your U of T email account. Please include your full name, student number and year of study in your signature (undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca / grad.kpe@utoronto.ca). 

General Updates

For the summer 2022 term, all KPE undergraduate academic courses will be delivered online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. KPE instructors have been busy preparing for the summer term and look forward to engaging with students online for another productive term. 

A finalized listing of summer courses, along with the KPE Summer Schedule and Registration Guide, is available online.
Enrolment for KPE courses on ACORN began on April 12, 2022 at 6 a.m. ET. 
 

The University is monitoring the progress on visa processing and international travel. Any international students with concerns about travel limitations should consult the Centre for International Experience website, and contact the Registrar's Office for academic advising. 

As of April 1 2022, pre-entry tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land or air. Travellers arriving to Canada from any country, who qualify as fully vaccinated, may need to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival if selected for mandatory random testing. Travellers selected for mandatory random testing are not required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.  

Detailed information for international students (both returning and incoming) can be found in the FAQ for international students on the website of the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students

As of May 1, 2022, the University is pausing the requirement to be fully vaccinated for in-person activities on University premises.

This requirement may be reinstated on short notice should public health conditions or guidance change.

UCheck’s proof of vaccination module will continue to be available and can be used to voluntarily upload proof of booster (additional) doses for all students, faculty, librarians, and staff.

Please visit the University's COVID-19 FAQ page for students for additional information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

The University is continuing its requirement to be masked in classrooms and indoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained until June 30, 2022. 

Medical-grade masks are recommended where possible. Please refer to the University's UTogether site for additional information on mask requirements.

As of May 1, 2022, the University is pausing the requirement to complete health screenings via UCheck prior to attending University premises. This requirement may be reinstated on short notice should public health conditions or guidance change.

The undergraduate computer lab space (BN 330) and any unused KPE classroom spaces are available for student use as quiet study space.

The Benson Lounge (BN 202) and Benson Pool Gallery (also called the Gallery Lounge) are available as multi-functional student spaces for studying, group work and socializing. The Benson Pool Gallery is located in the second floor corridor that connects the Warren Stevens Building to the Clara Benson Building. 

Graduate student spaces in labs and offices are also fully available for use.

In all student spaces, physical distancing is recommended, as feasible, and masking is required where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

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Case-by-case accommodations have always existed and will continue to be provided for students through regular support and accommodation processes, including for students with a disability or those with personal extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical, bereavement).

If you have questions, please reach out early. Academic advisors are available to assist students in developing individual learning plans, including advising on course selection in light of course delivery modes and personal student circumstances, as well as supporting application for accommodation supports. All accommodation requests must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

Please email undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca (undergraduate students) or grad.kpe@utoronto.ca (graduate students). 

Students registered with Accessibility Services should continue to contact Accessibility Services to receive accommodations and supports.

Libraries are open to current University of Toronto students, faculty and staff. 
For details on operating hours and access guidelines, please visit the University of Toronto Libraries website.

The University is continuing to temporarily suspend the need for a doctor’s note or medical certificate for any absence from academic participation in the University. Please use the Absence Declaration tool on ACORN (found in the Profile and Settings menu) to formally declare an absence from academic participation. Record each day of your absence as soon as it begins, up until the day before you return to classes or other academic activities. The University will use this information for academic considerations and to monitor the overall health of our community.​​​​​

Global Affairs Canada lifted the worldwide advisory to avoid non-essential travel anywhere outside of Canada as of February 28, 2022.  As a result, all students are now able to travel internationally on University sanctioned activities. 

Please visit the University's COVID-19 FAQ page for students for the latest updates and frequently asked questions.

Please connect directly with your supervisor for all research-related questions and planning for how you can continue to make research progress in consideration of any COVID-19 health and safety requirements.

For the most up-to-date guidelines on face-to-face human participant research and on-campus research activities, please carefully review the website of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI). ​​​​​

The Funding Opportunity Directory provides resources to access those university financial aid supports as well as provincial and federal government programs.

 

Updates and Reminders Specific to BKin Students

For the summer 2022 term, all KPE undergraduate academic courses will be delivered online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. KPE instructors have been busy preparing for the summer term and look forward to engaging with students online for another productive term. 

A finalized listing of summer courses, along with the KPE Summer Schedule and Registration Guide, is available online.
Enrolment for KPE courses on ACORN began on April 12, 2022 at 6 a.m. ET. 

 

The COVID-19 Emergency Undergraduate Grant is intended to assist current U of T undergraduate domestic and international students impacted by COVID-19 and who need immediate short-term financial relief because of unexpected expenses. This grant is open to both part-time and full-time students.

Each request for emergency aid is considered on its own merits and based on need associated with an educational program and unexpected critical costs incurred by students as a direct result of COVID-19. Expenses that may be considered include living costs, travel home, moving costs, technology and other extraordinary and reasonable needs.

The grant is not able to cover expenses that are unrelated to COVID-19 and existing debt obligations or non-essential expenses. Examples of ineligible expenses are tuition fees to U of T; request for summer tuition fees for courses taken elsewhere; support for partner or family expenses; expenses for MCAT preparatory course; mortgage or maintenance fees for secondary residence and other discretionary expenses (e.g., missed car payment, gym membership).

The COVID-19 Emergency Undergraduate Grant application for U of T students registered for the 2022 Summer term will be available on May 8, 2022.

The deadline to submit the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Grant application is August 8, 2022.
 

 

Updates and Reminders Specific to MPK Students

The SGS Emergency Grant program aims to assist currently registered, full-time graduate students who encounter an unanticipated serious financial emergency. The grant is intended to help provide immediate short-term relief of such financial need and is not intended as a source of long-term funding.

The SGS Emergency Loan alleviates temporary cash flow problems for students who are expecting the release of funds in the near future (i.e., 30 to 120 days) from employment, a major award instalment, OSAP (Ontario Students’ Assistance Program), teaching assistantship, or research assistantship payment, etc. All graduate students who encounter an unanticipated serious financial emergency are encouraged to meet with the SGS Graduate Student Financial Advisor to discuss options.


Updates and Reminders Specific to MSc and PhD Students

All graduate student spaces in labs and offices are fully available for use. In all student spaces, physical distancing is recommended, as feasible, and masking is required where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

In the event that a scheduled graduate defence or committee meeting cannot be held in person, an online option will be made available. Most departmental examinations (e.g. qualifying, comprehensive and/or general examinations) can take place virtually. Please contact grad.kpe@utoronto.ca for assistance with facilitating this option.

For doctoral students with scheduled final oral examinations, SGS will continue to make accommodations to allow these examinations to proceed as scheduled without physical presence.

For those who have been working remotely: the decision to return to in-person activities is ideally a joint decision with your supervisor, but ultimately the decision to re-enter in-person research rests with the student. To support your return to in-person University research activities either at a university research site or at an off-campus research site, a form may be submitted by graduate students to their supervisor/Principal Investigator.

Your access to these research sites is conditional upon your compliance with public health guidelines and local policies. 

The SGS Emergency Grant program aims to assist currently registered, full-time graduate students who encounter an unanticipated serious financial emergency. The grant is intended to help provide immediate short-term relief of such financial need and is not intended as a source of long-term funding.

The SGS Emergency Loan alleviates temporary cash flow problems for students who are expecting the release of funds in the near future (i.e., 30 to 120 days) from employment, a major award instalment, OSAP (Ontario Students’ Assistance Program), teaching assistantship, or research assistantship payment, etc. All graduate students who encounter an unanticipated serious financial emergency are encouraged to meet with the SGS Graduate Student Financial Advisor to discuss options.



The Registrar’s Office is located at 55 Harbord Street and is most easily accessed via the Huron Street entrance.

KPE Registrar’s Office

Office hours

Mondays through Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Registrar’s Office is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Undergraduate Program
Email:  undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-978-8255

Graduate Programs
Email: grad.kpe@utoronto.ca
Phone: 416-978-6087