COVID-19 and the DSR

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

 

For the most up-to-date information on what students can expect for the 2020/2021 school year, please visit the Office of the Vice-Provost COVID-19 page, the Faculty of Arts and Science COVID-19 – Undergraduate Student FAQs page

 

Update – January 13/21: In compliance with the January 12 announcement from the province, and direction from the Provost’s office, the DSR will continue to be closed to the public for 28 days, effective Thursday, January 14, 2021.   

Everyone is strongly encouraged to stay home. If you require support in order to work from home, please contact Department Manager, Michael Twamley at manager.religion@utoronto.ca.

The following measures  remain in place regarding access to the DSR: 

  • During this period, one staff person will be on site each Thursday from 9am – 4:30pm. 

  • Graduate students will still be able to book rooms with the DSR Room Booking System. Please note there is only one person allowed per room. Each room is equipped with hand hygiene supplies for safe occupancy. 

  • Carrel rooms can continue to be booked. Please note there is only one person allowed per room. 

  • Faculty who require the use of their office can continue to do so. 

  • Masks must be worn at all times except when in an office or room on one’s own. 

  • COVID-19 health screening is required for anyone coming to campus, including faculty members, librarians, staff, and students, each day they visit any one of the three U of T campuses or any other property owned or operated by U of T.                      

Update – November 23/20: In compliance with the November 20 announcements from the Province and follow up from the Provost, the Department will be closed for 28 days effective Monday, November 23, 2020.  

During this period, one staff person will be on site Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm.

Students are able to book rooms with the DSR Room Booking System Please note the capacity limits per room. Each room is equipped with signage on safety guidelines, and has hand hygiene supplies for safe occupancy.

Update - October 26/20: Provincial regulation and public health guidance now require that post-secondary institutions implement COVID-19 health screening for anyone coming to campus. In order to comply with these directives, a health screening is now required for all members of our community, including faculty members, librarians, staff, and students, each day they visit any one of the three U of T campuses or any other property owned or operated by U of T.

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


See the information below if you would like to speak with one of our Faculty Administrators or Staff members. We recommend you make an appointment in advance if you wish an in-person or online meeting.

PERSON POSITION OFFICE HRS CONTACT
Devangi Vaghela Finance Officer Online 9am - 5pm religion.officer@utoronto.ca 416-978-1376
Nicole Bergot-Browning Communications & Administration Assistant Online 9am - 3pm religion.admin@utoronto.ca 416-978-3057
Marilyn Colaço Undergraduate Assistant & Assistant to the Chair Online 9am - 5pm religion.undergrad@utoronto.ca 416-978-3057
Simon Coleman Associate Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator Wednesdays 12pm – 5pm (online) simon.coleman@utoronto.ca
Fereshteh Hashemi Graduate Administrator

Online 9am - 5pm

On-site Thursday

religion.grad@utoronto.ca 416-978-3057
Pamela Klassen Chair Wednesdays 1pm – 4pm (online) chair.religion@utoronto.ca
John Marshall TA Coordinator

Thursdays

12pm – 1pm (In person)

1pm – 2pm (online)

john.marshall@utoronto.ca

*In person by appointment

Ajay Rao Graduate Director   ajay.rao@utoronto.ca
Michael Twamley Department Manager

Online 9am - 5pm

manager.religion@utoronto.ca 416-978-7438