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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

U of R Anticipated Phases of Return at a Glance

It is important to note that these phases and details will be subject to ongoing evaluation and updates due to the evolving nature of the pandemic. There may also be cases where the different groups (research, teaching/learning, operations) move more slowly or more quickly than others through careful and gradual recovery, resulting in some overlap between phases.

Indicators that it is time to move to next phase include:

  • Progress safely made through gradual reopening and resumption of activity

  • Community transmission rate deemed stable and/or non-emergent

  • Effective vaccine and widespread testing for COVID-19 readily available

  • Travel restrictions are lifted

Abbreviations

  • AIR: Academic Incremental Recovery (Teaching and Learning Working Group)

  • SRT: Senior Research Team (Research Working Group)

  • UET+: University Executive Team Plus

  • ORC: Operations Recovery Committee (Operations Working Group)

 

Lead Unit/Activity Phase Red Phase Orange Phase Yellow Phase Green
Highly Restricted Moderately Restricted Minimally Restricted Few/No Restrictions
AIR Course delivery Remote delivery
Mostly remote delivery, Limited F2F with approval Mostly remote delivery, Increased F2F with approval Unrestricted
Exams Remote delivery remote delivery Mostly remote delivery, Increased F2F with approval Unrestricted
Library Closed Limited access/activity with conditions Increased activity with conditions Unrestricted
SRT Research
(labs and studios)
Only select locations with approval (RIC, Research Park, Riddell Basement) Only select locations with approval (RIC, Research Park, Riddell, Education Building, Lab Building) Unrestricted Unrestricted
Research
(field)
Paused Limited with approval of VPR Limited within SK with approval of VPR Unrestricted
Research
(with human participants)
Paused Limited with approval of VPR Limited with approval of VPR Unrestricted
Research Support Services Only select critical services difficult to deliver remotely Limited increased activity with approval of VPR Increased activity with approval of VPR Unrestricted
UET+ Events
(University hosted)
Online only Online only Limited with conditions Unrestricted
Events
(Student hosted)
Online only Online only Limited with conditions Unrestricted
Events
(Visitor hosted)
Paused Paused Paused Limited with conditions
Travel
(within Canada)
Paused Limited with conditions Limited with conditions TBD
Travel
(International)
Paused Paused Paused TBD
Cougars/Rams Paused Limited training with conditions Increased training and fewer restrictions Unrestricted
Non-varsity sport clubs Paused
Paused Limited training with conditions Unrestricted
Campus Rec Paused Paused Limited activity with conditions Unrestricted
FLC Closed Limited access/activity with conditions Increased activity with conditions Unrestricted
Pool Closed Closed Limited access with conditions Unrestricted
Gyms Closed Limited access/activity with conditions Increased activity with conditions Unrestricted
DPSC Closed Online/remote delivery of services Online/remote delivery of services Unrestricted
ORC Fields/grounds access Essential only Limited increased activity with approval Increased activity with approval Unrestricted
Building access Essential only Limited increased activity with approval Increased activity with approval Unrestricted
Office/Lab access Essential only Limited increased activity with approval Increased activity with approval Unrestricted
Housing/Residences Essential only Limited with conditions Increased with conditions Unrestricted
Food Services Paused Paused Limited with conditions Unrestricted
Campus Store Online Mostly online, Limited F2F with conditions Increased with conditions Unrestricted
Parking Fees Paused Paused Reinstated Unrestricted
Student Services
(i.e. registrar, advising and career services, counselling, awards, etc.)
Online Mostly online, Limited F2F with approval Increased F2F with conditions Unrestricted

Central Administrative Services
(financial services, human resources, information services, facilities management)

Only select critical services  and limited services difficult to deliver remotely Limited increased activity with approval Increased activity with approval Unrestricted