Office of Communications
The Office of Communications manages internal and external communications for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, including the creation and promotion of news stories, media relations, digital and social media, and advancement and marketing communications.
The communications team showcases the extraordinary teaching and research that happens every day at U of T and in our affiliated hospitals and clinical sites. We also provide essential updates and information on the day-to-day function of the university for faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and volunteers.
And, we are a resource for your communications. Contact us for advice or with any communications question related to the Faculty of Medicine — or if you have an interesting story, project or study to share.
Communications and Media Relations Specialist
Search this database of more than 1,000 experts from across the university, who can comment on the news of the day or offer perspectives on world and local events and issues.
Discover or review tactics for effectively communicating with the public through the media, including how to write an opinion piece and use plain language, ways to focus attention on the news hook in your work, and how to prepare for different mediums (including TV) and difficult interviews.
View and download images from the U of T community across our three campuses.
Story Guide and Event Promotion
Design and Visual Identity
Good design is essential for clear, compelling communications. Here are four Faculty of Medicine templates that provide flexibility for your content with the look and feel of the University of Toronto brand:
- Event Poster
- Event Invitation
To request a template, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more detailed information on the university's visual identity, read this guide.
Contact email@example.com if you have further questions about the university's visual identity.
Presentations & Templates
This PowerPoint deck was created as a complement to the Vitals report. These slides can be integrated into faculty and staff presentations.
The Toronto Advantage
A snapshot of Faculty of Medicine's impact.
WebPac is a web information package developed by the Office of Communications and Discovery Commons. It offers guidance on how to create a website that is well-designed, time-efficient, inexpensive, responsive (mobile-compatible) and secure.
All academic departments and administrative units in the Faculty are eligible for WebPac, which includes technical instruction on the Drupal content management system, web writing and content support, and information on training, site hosting and maintenance.
Digital Communication Specialist
Writing Style Guide
Consult this guide for an overview on writing in the university setting. It contrasts academic writing with communications aimed at a broad audience, and offers guidance on how to develop stories, write clearly and with purpose, use inclusive language, follow Faculty style and write for the web, among other topics.
Social Media Guide
Social Media is a powerful tool for engaging many audiences at the Faculty of Medicine and beyond the university. View these guidelines for best practices on how to create an effective and professional social media presence.
Physicians creating personal accounts should review the Canadian Medical Association’s “Social media and Canadian physicians: issues and rules of engagement” web page.
The province of Ontario has a goal of becoming fully accessible by 2025. Here are some helpful resources to improve accessiliby in our communications:
News and Publications
Read the latest education and research news from Toronto's medical school, along with features and profiles of faculty, students and staff.
Twice a year our award-winning magazine takes a provocactive look at issues and trends in medicine, health education and medical science.
An e-newsletter for faculty, staff and students, published every two weeks.
Prepare. Discover. Partner. Read about the Faculty of Medicine's goals and activities over the last year.
UofTMed Alumni Newsletter
An e-newsletter for alumni, published 5-6 times a year.
|Linda Quattrin||Executive Director||416-978.3771|
|Liam Mitchell||Associate Director||416.978.4672|
|Heidi Singer||Communications & Media Relations Specialist||416.978.5811|
|Mark Bennett||Graphic Designer||416.884.6329|
|Roberta Brown||Digital Communications Specialist||416.978.1461|
|Carolyn Morris||Senior Advancement Communications Officer||416.978.8092|
|Rohini Chopra||Communications Officer||416.319.8398|
|Julia Soudat||Communications Assistant||416.978.7752|