COVID-19 Update on CIRHR Services and Operation

On Monday, September 13, the IRHR Library will launch a pickup service for its loanable collection. For more information on how to request a pickup or a PDF scan, as well as other wasys to connect with the library this fall, see the information from the library below.

We are excited to reopen the Centre building at 121 St. George Street starting week of September 13, 2021 to faculty, staff, and PhD students. Our building is still closed to the public. MIRHR and undergrad students will have building access starting October 4, 2021. Until then, meetings with faculty members should be arranged virtually or outside of the Centre. More details about the CIRHR reopening are available here.

Coming to Campus


The University of Toronto requires all those intending to be present on our three campuses, or on premises owned or operated by the university, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination via UCheck, in full accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

There are limited exceptions for community members who apply for, and receive, an exemption based on medical or other grounds protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code. But they, along with those awaiting their second dose, must participate in a rapid screening program and provide proof of a negative test before coming to campus. They may also be subject to additional safety measures. Rapid screening cannot be used as an alternative to vaccination.

More information about UofT's vaccination requirement

More information about UofT's at home rapid antigen screening


Face masks are required in all indoor spaces (see updated U of T policy and guideline on face masks)


A self-assessment is required for all members of our community, including faculty members, librarians, staff, and students, each day they visit any one of the three U of T campuses or any other property owned or operated by U of T. 

There are two ways that individuals can complete the required self-assessment and generate a risk status each time they come to U of T: by using UCheck, or by completing a paper-based or offline self-assessment log.

 Visit the UCheck web portal

Learn more about paper-based or offline self-assessment logs


All University buildings are closed to the general public as of 11:59 pm, March 17, 2020. This includes the Centre’s offices and IRHR library.

For the latest information, please see Information about Fall 2020 from the University of Toronto

From the Library

On Monday, September 13, the IRHR Library will launch a pickup service for its loanable collection. To borrow material, please complete the following Pickup Request Form. We will email you when the material is ready for pickup.

You can also request a PDF scan from material held by the library. We will work with you to ensure your scan requests are copyright compliant.

The IRHR Library is open Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm and Friday 10am-5pm.

Even though the library’s space continues to be closed, you can still connect with us:

  • Book a virtual research consultation if you need assistance locating material for your assignments.
  • Drop by our weekly virtual drop-in session via Zoom for your reference needs. The link to the session will be available in the IRHR Library’s Quercus page.
  • Contact us via email for answers to all your questions.
  • Check out IRHR Library’s Quercus page for the latest updates on the library’s services!

Graduate Course Delivery

Fall 2021

Graduate courses are a mix of In-Person and Online Delivery. (In-Person delivery subject to change due to government and UofT policies)

The first two weeks of MIRHR and PhD courses that are indicated as in-person in the timetable will be given online:

  • Tuesday September 7th – MIRHR and PhD classes begin (online synchronous for 2 weeks)
  • Tuesday September 21st – MIRHR and PhD classes with in-person course delivery begin meeting in-person.

The timetable will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

Technology Requirements

Recommended Technology Requirements for Remote/Online Learning

More Information for Graduate Students

Big List of University of Toronto COVID-19 Pages

The University of Toronto is a big place, with lots of resources available to support the activities of students, faculty and staff. To help the CIRHR community keep track of them all, we’re gathering as many as we can. Where available, this list includes a breakdown of the subsections of the linked resource and information pages. 

Mental Health Quick Links