As the University of Toronto prepares for its biggest-ever back-to-school season, President Meric Gertler welcomed students, faculty, staff and librarians to the university’s three campuses.
“Many of you will be here in person for the first time,” the president said in a video message. “It’s a perfect opportunity to experience the diversity, energy and creativity on our three campuses, and to enjoy life in this amazing metropolitan region.”
While President Gertler acknowledged that the U of T community has been through a lot in the ongoing pandemic, he said community members have shown repeatedly that they are up to the challenge.
“We have so much to contribute – individually and collectively – through our shared mission of learning, discovery and innovation.”
The university is excited to help community members make the most of their opportunities this year, he said.
“Whether you’re new or returning, if you need help at any point, please don’t hesitate to reach out to those around you or to make use of the services available through the university. We’re committed to supporting your success and wellbeing.”