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U of T to host 'virtual' spring convocation ceremony, celebrate graduates at in-person events later in year

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended life around the world, the University of Toronto plans to host a “virtual” convocation ceremony this spring while academic divisions can make preparations to celebrate graduates with in-person events once it’s safe to do so.

On Friday, U of T President Meric Gertler communicated the two-part plan in a letter to students and community members.


Cities lead the charge on the coronavirus front lines: U of T expert

How many times have we heard over the past few weeks that we have entered an unprecedented era?

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has upended lives and livelihoods. In cities around the world, the repercussions of scaling back as a result of physical distancing measures have had exceptionally damaging impacts.

And at the same time, observers marvel at the ways in which urban life continues.


U of T researcher's ‘lab-in-a-box’ promises to boost COVID-19 testing capacity

How do I know if I have COVID-19? That is one of the most commonly asked questions since the novel coronavirus began working its way around the world.

The only way to know if a person has COVID-19 is to conduct a diagnostic test. The gold standard technology for doing these tests is a machine that uses the polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, method developed in the early 1980s.

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