Dear LDFP Staff members,

Please see the communication directed to students that was released on July 20, 2021, by Jamie Kellar, Associate Dean, Academic.

As the communication indicates, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is preparing for in-person classes for the fall. 

At this time, it is expected that classes will resume within the following parameters:

  • All in-person instruction and on-campus activities at post-secondary institutions will be permitted to resume. 
  • There will be no capacity limits on university activities, including classes and meetings. 
  • There will be no requirements for physical distancing.  
  • Masks in indoor spaces will still be required. 

With the resumption of instruction delivered by faculty members to our students, it is important that staff also be on site to support our faculty members and students.  To that end, it is necessary to begin the planning process as our Faculty transitions from a remote environment to on-site work.  We are now at the stage where conversations can begin to take place between staff and their managers concerning the return to campus.

We recognize that this will be an iterative process and that much is still unknown at this time with respect to public health and university guidelines. We also understand that the transition back to campus may present challenges for some staff. The University of Toronto’s key commitment during this stage is to maintain our student and research experience, if not enhance it through hybrid work. Additional information will be released over the coming days with respect to possible alternative work arrangements in certain circumstances.

Our staff play a crucial role in supporting the academic mission of our Faculty and together we have navigated many challenges over the last 16 months. We look forward to continuing this work as we plan for fall.


Lisa Dolovich,
Professor & Dean
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto

Aldo DiMarcantonio,
Chief Administrative Officer
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto