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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Planning for Fall 2021

Updated on Apr 15
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With the increased availability and accelerated delivery of effective vaccines, the University is optimistic that the Fall 2021 term will allow for a carefully staged reopening of our campuses, with increased options for in-person classes, activities, and services. While it is difficult at this time to predict the exact level of in-person teaching and learning, our goal for the Fall term is to welcome as many people back to campus as we can safely accommodate.

In consultation with the Ministry of Advanced Education, the Province’s Chief Medical Health Officer, and our Health, Safety & Wellness team, and based on the latest scientific and medical information, the University is viewing the Fall term as a transitional one, characterized by a significant increase in on-campus activity that will transition us towards resuming near-normal operations in the following term, Winter 2022.

Beginning April 30, through the registration process you will be informed how your classes will be delivered (i.e. in person, via Zoom, etc) enabling you to plan your schedule. We will continue to have a large number of course offerings delivered remotely to ensure as much flexibility as possible for you.

We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as in coming months we work toward a gradual return to normal campus activities. I encourage all members of the campus community to receive their vaccinations when their turn comes, and to continue observing all current public health directives.

Thank you for your patience and your resilience as we plan for Fall 2021 and beyond. I will provide the University community with updated information as it becomes available.

Dr. david Gregory
Acting Provost and Vice-President (Academic)