U of T’s Reopening Plan is NOT Safe Enough. We Need to Take Fall 2020 Online.

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M. Bollers
Nov 6, 2020
Workers are concerned. Their concerns should be taken seriously. The bare minimum is not enough.

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Margot Irvine
Aug 28, 2020
As the parent of a U of T undergraduate student and as a fellow academic at a different Ontario University, I am concerned about the U of T's reopening plan. It relies on in-class teaching and live-streaming of lectures to students who are not attending in person. Not only is this model not safe for the professor and students who are in person, it is also not likely to always be the best pedagogical model for delivery of some classes given the possibilities of the online environment.

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Michael Ballin
Aug 28, 2020
The health of students and staff is a priority

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Andre Laliberte
Aug 28, 2020
This is serious! We can't afford to risk students and faculty's lives

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Asim Ansari
Aug 28, 2020
I want too

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Victoria Norton
Aug 27, 2020
UofT’s plan is unsafe and will put lives at risk

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monika szopinska
Aug 27, 2020
I care about our workers and the reputation of our University. We need to show leadership.

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Cecile Millard
Aug 27, 2020
Not providing online classes wherever possible risks not only the lives and health of University of Toronto staff and students but risks opening up additional chains of this deadly virus' transmission into the community. Have we not seen this happen often enough? As a member of the community I am deeply disappointed at the partial measures University of Toronto is taking as regards the lives and health of the residents of Toronto. U of T can do better. U of T should do better.
Addendum:
Is the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and other health science schools within the university not the best sources of the emerging science about Covid 19? Why would the university use only a fraction of the emerging science from its own esteemed and world renowned scientists instead of the dated advice from other sources reflecting what may be the understanding earlier in the pandemic?
At this late date, I am concerned we are still not treating this virus with sufficient respect. I understand this virus can attack not only the respiratory system but even other organs and the brain which can result in neurological and neuropsychiatric illness. There are questions as to how long these symptoms might continue.
Why is U of T taking this risk with those who will be future Canadian and world leaders as well as its own faculty and staff that teach that leadership and knowledge to future generations just to provide some in person classes for a few months?
Also I am concerned that way we are re-opening schools will add fuel to a second, possibly the largest wave of infections yet, a wave which might have been prevented by applying the emerging science.

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Cindy Gilpin
Aug 26, 2020
Because this is so wrong,sad sad

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Esther Abrams
Aug 25, 2020
My closest relatives work at U of T, I love them dearly and want to have them on my life for years to come.