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University Updates
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Focus on Fall with Principal Alexandra Gillespie
Update on vaccination and rapid screening for Fall 2021 
Earlier this week, the Province released a new vaccination policy for activities in higher-risk settings, including universities. While waiting for details, the University is finalizing its strategy. 
This September, all members of the University community—including students, staff, faculty, and librarians—will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or register in the University’s rapid screening program, where results will need to be uploaded regularly. This program also offers educational opportunities and access to vaccination clinics.  
More details will be shared on the UTogether site soon.
Messages from Joseph Wong
U of T's Vice-President, International, issued two statements this week:
Statement on Afghanistan
Statement on Haiti
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U of T moves up one spot to 22nd globally in
latest Shanghai university rankings
Nominate a colleague
Nominations for the Excellence Through Innovation Awards have been extended until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. This is your final opportunity to nominate your colleagues through the True Blue Recognition Platform.
Questions? Please contact the Employee Recognition & Engagement Team at
Stories Published This Week
Expert advice, mandates help vaccine hesitant students
Health care providers and higher education institutions have an important role to play in convincing students to get a COVID-19 vaccine, new UTM study finds.
Read more
In The News
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Province announces mandatory vax policy
Ontario has announced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for those working in public education and several high-risk health-care settings. Post-secondary institutions have been deemed a high-risk setting.
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Do students want more online learning?
Pre-pandemic research suggests students chose the courses they would complete online strategically and preferred to study in person for courses where they needed more assistance.
Learn more
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Financial impact of pandemic
Statistics Canada has released a new research paper on the projected financial impact of COVID-19 on Canadian universities. 
UTM Media Mentions
  • “Even in Toronto our climate is changing.” Kent Moore, professor of atmospheric physics, speaks with Breakfast Television about the U.N. climate change panels’ recent warning about global warming.
  • Professor Aurel Braun discusses the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and the uncertain future that lies ahead, via Global News, and comments on how we got here and what comes next, also via Global News.
  • The best Canada and other countries can do at this point is try to save as many Afghan people as possible. Professor of international relations and political science Aurel Braun compared what’s happening in Afghanistan to a natural mass catastrophe, via CBC.
  • Compassion and accountability aren’t mutually exclusive. Part of a manager’s job is to create a psychologically safe workplace, management professor Jacob Hirsh tells the Harvard Business Review.
  • Food ‘self-sufficiency’ is a recipe for disaster. Geography professor Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak, research services and liaison librarian, pen an op/ed in the Financial Post, arguing that most people in advanced economies have no idea that the romantic ideal of regional self-sufficiency remains a real threat to food security.
Virtual Events
Family Care Office:
Aug. 20: Childcare Subsidy Information Session

The University of Toronto Centre for Learning, Leadership and Culture:
Aug. 26: Managing Virtually For Leaders: Delegation
Sept. 1: Holding Others Accountable, Difficult Conversations, Coaching + Feedback
Spotted On Social
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UTM Collections Series! 🏀 Third in our series is: sports memorabilia & bobbleheads by UTM MD Program Student Support Administrator, Mark Wlodarski. Mark’s collection has more than 200 pieces, but at its height had 675 pieces. He started at a young age with collectable sports cards and was encouraged by his uncles 🎴 🏒 In the early 2000s, he shifted to collecting bobbleheads after he won a “Pinball” Clemons (Argos) bobblehead. 🏈 One of his rarest items is a 6-foot Doug Gilmour (Maple Leafs) bobblehead.
Other highlights are:
🧱 Maple Leaf Gardens replica and brick from the arena
🧛‍♂️ Neca bobbleheads – highly detailed horror and movie pieces
🪆Prototype bobbleheads
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UTM Together
Share your stories and photos
We want to hear about what our UTM community is doing during these unprecedented times, whether it's finding creative ways to work and play, rallying to support the community or taking time to snuggle with your pup. You can send your story tips and photos to UTM's Office of Communications by emailing
Check here for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19
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