The University of Regina to continue with primarily remote learning for the Winter 2021 term

News Release Release Date: September 10, 2020 11:00 a.m.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Regina has made the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff our top priority. In keeping with that commitment and based on current information, the University of Regina has decided to continue into the Winter 2021 semester with our current approach to course delivery.

Communicating this direction now allows students and their families, as well as faculty and staff, ample time to prepare for the upcoming semester which begins on January 11.
The Winter 2021 term will look much like the Fall term. Courses will primarily be delivered remotely with the exception of a limited number of low-density face-to-face classes, labs, studios and clinical placements. This approach offers students the best chance of academic success as we continue to navigate the rapidly changing landscape of the global pandemic. It also aligns with other post-secondary partners in the province.
Once again, the University’s Academic Incremental Recovery (AIR) group will undertake comprehensive work on the details of the model including which course elements can and will be delivered in-person with appropriate safety protocols in place.
We will build on what we have learned since the emergence of COVID-19 in the province while still maintaining flexibility to manage the risks of the pandemic. We want to ensure there is an opportunity to adjust these plans should circumstances later this year permit.
“Our first responsibility is a safe environment for students, faculty and staff, while still offering a rich and robust academic and research experience,” said Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Thomas Chase. “With today’s announcement, the University of Regina, our federated colleges, and our provincial partners have set our direction for the Winter 2021 term. I am confident that the time, energy and resources we are investing in remote learning will continue to result in a delivery model that meets teaching, learning, and research needs while keeping people safe.”

More details about the Winter 2021 model will be communicated as they become known.
About the University of Regina:

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,500 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees.


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