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Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Spring/Summer term to begin with remote teaching and learning

Updated on Apr 22
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Members of the University community,

With the ongoing prevalence of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in southern Saskatchewan, the University of Regina will not conduct any face-to-face instruction to begin the Spring/Summer term. Classes will begin, as scheduled, on Monday, May 3, however any in-person course offerings will, instead, be delivered remotely for the time being.

Approximately 300 students and 22 instructors are affected. Beginning at noon on Monday, April 26, students enrolled in Spring/Summer term courses should check UR Courses – Course Summary for information from their instructors on how to access their classes remotely.

While our campus remains a safe place given 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.

The situation will be reassessed by May 10 to determine course delivery plans moving forward. We will provide updated information as it becomes available.

Additionally, all research activities that require researchers to leave Regina are being halted until May 12 at which time this restriction will be reassessed.

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has made the health and safety of our campus community our top priority. We will continue to do so as we follow the latest medical, scientific, and public health advice.

The University is continuing to plan for a safe transition back to campus in the Fall 2021 term with increased options for in-person teaching and learning. With the expectation of increased and accelerated access to vaccines, the University’s goal is to welcome as many people back to campus as is safe to do so at that time.

In the meantime, we encourage all members of the campus community to receive their vaccinations when their turn comes, and continue observing all current public health directives.

Sincerely,

david Gregory – Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Kathy McNutt – Vice-President (Research)

Dave Button – Vice-President (Administration)