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Remote learning and teaching extended to the end of the semester

Updated on Apr 7
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With the worrisome increase in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in southern Saskatchewan, the University of Regina will not return to face-to-face instruction for the final week of the Winter 2021 semester, but will instead extend remote teaching and learning through to the end of classes on 15 April. Approximately 600 students are affected, and they had already transitioned to remote learning effective 29 March.

Our priority continues to be the health and safety of the campus community. We will continue to monitor the latest medical and scientific advice, but at this time, our plans for a mix of some limited, low-density, in-person instruction and remote learning for the Spring/Summer semester still stand. Plans for the Fall 2021 semester will be announced next week.

While our campus remains a safe place thanks to the protocols that are in place, students who can study from home, and staff who are able to work from home, are strongly encouraged to do so. Campus will continue to accommodate students who may require access to wifi, or physically-distanced, individual study spaces. As part of the safeguards currently in place, building access is monitored, and restrictions to building entrances and operating hours remain in effect.

Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to continue following all public health directives and recommendations. Limit your contacts and household bubble; maintain physical distancing; mask up; wash/sanitize your hands regularly; and get the vaccine when your turn comes.

Now more than ever, our collective vigilance is needed. I am optimistic that, working together, we can buy the time necessary for the vaccines to do their job and, together with all other safety measures, carry us through to the other side of this pandemic.

Sincerely,

Thomas Chase

Interim President and Vice-Chancellor