A campus coalition at Canada's largest university is urging the school to listen to its own expert research on COVID-19 and roll back its plan to reopen doors to students and staff in the fall.
In an online panel held earlier this week, the University of Toronto Faculty Association discussed what it described as the administration's refusal to address health and safety concerns raised by staff and students despite the school's high-profile health-care advocacy work during the global pandemic.
Association President Terezia Zoric said she disagrees with the administrations decision to hold in-person classes, arguing the move carries unnecessary risks for the entire university community.
"It is a complete lost opportunity for the university's senior administration not to consult with their own in-house experts who are also being consulted by the World Health Organization and federal provincial governments," Zoric said.
"They have developed a plan with very little input from the most expert people who work for them. It is beyond disappointing."