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DLSPH Open: Welcome to the Winter Term!

January 5/2022

Dear DLSPH Community,

Welcome back to our School! I hope everyone had a restorative break, and I wish you and your loved ones a safe, healthy 2022 Winter Term.

Photo of Adalsteinn Brown with his arms crossed

Adalsteinn Brown
Professor and Dean

While we can’t be together in person, I take great comfort reminding myself that this wave will pass – hopefully soon—and better times are ahead. At this time, our School leaders are committed to doing everything we can to ensure students are able to learn and progress safely through your academics. The mental health and wellbeing of our students, staff and faculty members is paramount.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your supervisor if you require accommodation or support. And know that help is available. Please see the resource list below. We will get through these next few months by supporting each other, and showing compassion and understanding to ourselves and others.

We are watching the progress of the pandemic closely – many of our faculty and students are directly engaged in this work – and we are working towards a safe re-opening of the School for in-person teaching and other activities when that is possible.

Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.


Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown
Professor and Dean

  • U of T My Student Support Program (My SSP):  1-844-451-9700.  

    • Provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to you. Culturally-competent mental health and counselling services in 146 languages for all U of T students.