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When was the Policy last reviewed? 

When the Policy (previously the University-Mandated Leave of Absence Policy) was approved by Governing Council in 2018, it included a stipulation that the Provost review the Policy in the third academic year of its use and report the findings to the Governing Council. 

In line with the Policy requirement, a review of the Policy was initiated in February 2021. Professor Donald Ainslie, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts & Science, was asked to lead the review with the support of Varsha Patel, Assistant Dean of Student Success and Career Support, University of Toronto Scarborough. At the request of the representative student societies, the University extended the timeline for the review. Findings, recommendations, and a draft revised Policy, were shared with Governing Council during the 2022-2023 academic year governance cycle. The revisions were approved by Governing Council on February 15, 2023 and the revised Supportive Leaves Policy came into effect on March 1, 2023.