COVID-19 and the DSR

COVID-19 Information

For the most up-to-date information on U of T’s planning and what to expect for the 2021-22 school year:

You are required to complete the health screening each time you come to campus UCheck


DSR Fall Update: September 7, 2021

To allow the administrative staff to return to the office safely (see protocols below) we have a schedule with a minimum of three staff in the office every day between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The schedule may change over the coming weeks. Please be patient as we transition back into the office and work out the scheduling needs. Alternatively, you can continue to set up virtual meetings by contacting staff through email or Teams.

Faculty Administrative Contacts

Staff Schedule

Michael Twamley
Department Manager
In person 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm
Octavio Gonzalez
Finance Officer
In person   8am – 4pm 8am – 4pm    
Off site 9am – 5pm     9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm
Tanya Proulx
Assistant to the Chair & Office Administrator
In person 9am – 5pm     9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm
Off site   9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm    
Fereshteh Hashemi
Graduate Administrator
In person   9am – 5pm   9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm
Off site 9am – 5pm   9am – 5pm    
Phoebe To
Undergraduate Assistant
In person 10am – 6pm   10am – 6pm   10am – 6pm
Off site   9am – 5pm   9am – 5pm  
Siri Hansen
Communications Officer
In person     7am – 3pm 7am – 3pm  
Off site 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm     9am – 5pm
Daniel Elgez
Reception and Administrative Assistant (Work Study)
In person     10am – 2pm 10am – 2pm  


DSR On-Site Covid-19 Safety Protocols

  1. Health and Wellness
    1. If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to campus.
    2. The University requires that everyone must provide proof of vaccination via UCheck.
    3. The U of T website regularly updates information so please check for any news or changes. You can access the website at
  2. Masks
    1. You are required to wear a mask in ALL communal areas (hallways, kitchen, elevator, washroom, mail/photocopy room, main administrative offices, or when in the carrel rooms).
    2. We encourage you to bring your own mask, but if you do not have access to one, please send us a request and we will supply a disposable mask.
    3. Please discard disposable masks in the garbage and not in the recycling bins.
  3. Elevators
    1. The number of people allowed in an elevator at any one time is restricted (and posted on the premises). The current maximum is two people per elevator, and both should be wearing a mask.
    2. Please wear your mask on the elevator.