Last year, U of T welcomed students back on campus after an extended period of virtual learning. The vast majority told us they were happy to be back, noting that they find classroom learning more engaging than online instruction. “I feel like I come away with more from in-person lectures,” says Faye Shawera, a second-year student in English and art history. Not surprisingly, the resumption of a more active social life was also a bonus – many reported missing their friends during the pandemic and the opportunity to meet new people. Some said they missed specific places on campus, such as the university’s many libraries and fitness facilities. And two specifically mentioned the nature trails at UTSC and UTM – and the furry creatures sometimes seen along them.
Using libraries and other facilities
Participating in campus activities
I prefer online learning
This highly unscientific poll of 100 U of T students was conducted across the three campuses in July 2022.