Information for Faculty & Staff
Last updated Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
On this page, you’ll find resources for faculty and staff working on the UTM campus. Updates will be posted as new information becomes available.
Wearing of masks and other face coverings
To further help limit the spread of COVID-19, the University of Toronto has implemented a temporary policy requiring non-medical masks or face coverings to be worn indoors in common-use spaces including classrooms, hallways, lobbies and elevators on university property on all three campuses.
This follows new City of Toronto and City of Mississauga bylaws that require the wearing of masks or face coverings in enclosed public spaces, and will remain in effect as long as Ontario public health authorities recommend that mask-wearing is necessary in indoor public spaces.
U of T has arranged to distribute 250,000 non-medical, reusable face masks in order to provide two to every student, staff, faculty and librarian.
At UTM, all residence students will receive masks in their Welcome Kit. Otherwise, masks will be available for distribution at several locations across the campus. Masks are available at the following locations between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.:
- Facilities Management & Planning, Room 2220, 2nd floor, Maanjiwe nendamowinan
- Service Desk Atrium, CCT building
You must present a valid UTorid to receive your masks.
- Learn about face coverings and how to properly wear, fit, remove and clean your non-medical face mask.
- Further information about how to use and take care of your U of T-provided mask can be found here.
- How will U of T's non-medical mask policy work in practice? Vivek Goel answers common questions about when and where masks will be required, exemptions and the reasons behind the new policy.
Additional information and details about the application of the policy, exceptions and medical accommodations are available in an accompanying draft Guideline, which is available on the websites of the Office of the Vice-President & Provost and the Vice President, Human Resources & Equity. The draft Guideline may be updated periodically as our response to COVID-19 evolves.
UCheck Self-Assessment Tool
The University of Toronto has launched the UCheck self-assessment web portal to support the health and safety of our community as we gradually return to campus this fall.
Accessible via web browsers on computers, tablets, and smartphones, UCheck will allow faculty members, librarians, staff, and students to generate a COVID-19 risk status by completing a quick and thorough self-assessment that is tailored to U of T. Once generated, this risk status will recommend whether individuals should visit campus in person. More features will be rolled out in a phased manner.
Resources and information for faculty, instructors, librarians, library staff and teaching assistants to support teaching and online learning.
- UTM TLC: Teaching & Learning Collaboration
- UTM Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre
- Resources to Support Teaching
- Programming for Instructors to Support Online/Remote Teaching
- COVID-19 Academic Continuity Strategy: 2020-2021
- UTM Library Service and Operations Updates
Resources, guidelines and information for researchers from UTM’s Office of V-P Research, U of T’s Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation and the Centre for Research & Innovation.
- Faculty request to access UTM research facilities
- UTM Library Service and Operations updates
- UTM Library: Remote Supports (Researchers)
- Reading Room and Remote Services
The main floor of the UTM Library is open, and offers access to computers, wi-fi and printers. Please visit the library website for information about booking computer workstations and study spaces.
- HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) offers digital access to more than 2.5-imillion books.
- Curbside Pickup Service is available for print books from the UTM stack collection that are not available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). Students, faculty, and staff may place online orders for books, with curside pickups in the Link by the Library entrance available daily Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More information is available on the UTM Library website.
Please visit the Library website for additional information about patron access to stack collections and curbside pickup, Hathi Trust ETAS collection, short term loan/ reserves, syllabi and textbooks.
- UTM guidelines and occupancy booking for common research areas
- Research Labs FAQ
- Resources for Researchers
- Guideline for Reopening Research Spaces
- COVID-19 Research & Innovation Updates
- COVID-19 Response Resources (secure SharePoint site)
- Principals for Research Recovery and Adaptation
Working from home
UTM's I&ITS team offers remote support, tools and technology tips to help you keep safely connected while working from home.
- Update on I&ITS Services for the Fall term, including locations and hours for on-site and remote services
- Support services for UTM staff
- Support services for UTM faculty
- UTM I&ITS Remote Work Checklist
- UTM VPN service page (UTM I&ITS Services)
- Beware: COVID-19 Email Phishing Scams
- Protect Yourself Against Malware
Health, mental health and wellness
For information about health care and mental health supports available to UTM faculty and staff, please visit the Health and Safety Information page.
Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre
Faculty and staff are invited to visit the Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre’s Virtual Summer webpage to browse summer programming and help stay connected and get active.
Stay Well at U of T is your go-to invofrrmation centre for all wellness services, supports and resources available to employees across the three campuses and offered by a range of providers.
Human Resources & Equity information
Visit Working at U of T for the latest information about COVID-19 policies, guidelines and resources.
STILL HAVE COVID QUESTIONS? Submit a question here or refer to the following pages for more details: