Breaking Down Barriers: U of T Faculty of Dentistry Builds Community with Student ‘Houses’

When the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry first closed its doors to all but essential emergency services, Ryan Schure wondered how the COVID-19 restrictions would affect students and faculty who were suddenly deprived of in-person connections.

Then he had an idea.

“I was thinking of my synagogue during quarantine,” says Schure, who is an assistant professor. “Everyone got a personal call just to check in, and I wondered how that could be translated here.”

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