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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

COVID-19 Pandemic Timeline at the University of Regina

March 11, 2020

  • The World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic.

March 18, 2020

  • Government of Saskatchewan declared a state of emergency, enacting broad powers to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 16-19, 2020

  • The University of Regina suspended all classes to convert all face-to-face classes to distance delivery.

March 20, 2020

  • All classes for the Winter 2020 term resumed through remote delivery (Zoom, on-line).
  • With a few exceptions, most students at the University discontinued their clinical and practicum placements.
  • Working from home commenced for many employees beginning March 18, with approximately 90% of the University’s employees working remotely.
  • Essential employees have remained on campus.

April 13, 2020

  • Access to University buildings was restricted to three entrances, staffed by student ambassadors
  • Only students and staff were permitted on campus.
  • Aside from a small cohort of continuing students (n=160), many residence rooms at the University of Regina are unoccupied.

April 23, 2020

  • Premier Scott Moe and Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, announced the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.
  • The plan comprises five phases.
  • Throughout the plan, members of the public are expected to:
    • follow hygiene practices including physical distancing,
    • continue to work remotely wherever possible, and,
    • stay home if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

May 4, 2020

  • Spring/Summer Terms commenced.
  • All courses during the Spring/Summer Terms (May through August) are being offered remotely, whether through Zoom or on-line.
  • Academic and other supports for students are being offered remotely.
  • Supports for instructors were also developed in advance of the start of term.
  • Ongoing supports to both students and instructors continue for the duration of these terms.
  • A website offers information to students and faculty.

May 7, 2020

  • The Province of Saskatchewan, through the Ministry of Advanced Education, provided Principles and Protocols for Re-opening of the Post-Secondary Education Sector

May 12, 2020

  • The University announced that teaching and learning for the Fall 2020 semester would continue to be delivered remotely and that should there be any changes to the Fall course delivery they will be communicated when details are available.

June 4, 2020

  • A draft “Framework for the Preparation of Saskatchewan Post-Secondary Institutional Plans for Fall 2020” was shared by the Ministry of Advanced Education. This updated framework included slightly revised guiding principles as well as General Protocols for Post-Secondary On-site Program and Service Delivery

June 15, 2020

  • The University confirmed that it will be delivering classes via a primarily remote teaching and learning format for the Fall 2020 semester. However, a very limited number of specialized, low-density, mostly upper-year labs and studios requiring specialized equipment will be conducted on campus.