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Friday, October 9, 2020

Don’t travel outside of your home unless it is essential

Update for the University of Waterloo community

Earlier today, the Province of Ontario introduced tighter restrictions for three parts of the province to help limit the spread of COVID-19. 

The new tighter restrictions apply to Toronto, Ottawa and Peel. With a record-high of cases of COVID-19 reported by the province today, however, I want to take this opportunity to be clear about the University’s message to our entire community:

Please follow government advice and don’t travel outside of your home unless it is essential.
 

Monday, June 8, 2020

Ontario University Athletics announcement

A message from Ontario University Athletics (OUA)

Ontario University Athletics (OUA), under the direction of its Board of Directors, announces the cancellation of all OUA-sanctioned sport programming and championships up to December 31st, 2020.

A decision of this magnitude was not made lightly, but the process of reaching this conclusion was based on provincial public health guidelines and with the health and wellbeing of all OUA participants at the forefront.

Environment Advancement Office

The Faculty of Environment Advancement Office is closed but operations continue remotely.

All Faculty of Environment Advancement events scheduled prior to May 1, 2020 are postponed.

Please contact Maryam Latifpoor-Keparoutis, Director of Advancement, Faculty of Environment for Advancement related matters.

Optometry Clinic

The University of Waterloo Optometry Clinics are now open. You can book appointments by phone or online. Please review our new health procedures before booking your appointment.

Advancement (including Alumni)

All Waterloo alumni events scheduled before May 1, 2020, are either cancelled or postponed.

Registrants will receive email notification from the event organizer detailing whether the event is cancelled or postponed.

Event registration fees for cancelled alumni events will be refunded in the near future.

Campus tours

The Visitors Centre is scheduled to reopen on September 28 and will offer limited, in-person tours on a first-time, first-served basis to undergraduate students interested in applying for fall 2021.

Events

Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, declared a state of emergency, which includes a ban on all events over 50 people. COVID-19 continues to change rapidly across the world and we want to take steps to limit the spread and risks of the disease in our community. With this goal in mind, all events at the University of Waterloo are suspended.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Supporting instructors remotely

In mid-March, in response to the COVID-19 situation and with the safety of the campus community top of mind, the University made an important decision to cease all in-person activities and exchanges, including traditional, in-class teaching. All courses, exams and academic milestones would be adapted for online delivery.  

Friday, March 20, 2020

Most campus buildings to be locked March 24

Please be advised, for the safety of our students and employees, most campus buildings will be locked as of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24.

The following academic buildings will be open for student access Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:

  • Applied Health Sciences (AHS) (B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) addition)
  • Engineering 5 (E5)
  • Engineering 7 (E7)
  • Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC)
  • Mathematics 3 (M3)

As always, the Student Life Centre (SLC) will remain open, and other services such as Health Services and Residences will continue to operate as per their hours of operation. At Health Services, bookings, screenings and appointments are conducted by phone. In-person encounters occur only when deemed necessary following a phone appointment.

Friday, March 13, 2020

COVID-19 update: in-person course activity suspended

We are suspending all activity for on-campus courses for one week, from March 14 to March 23.  At the end of this suspension, all in-person course activity is cancelled until the end of term, including in-person final exams. Instructors are working on alternate ways to deliver remaining course work and exams/assessments. 

Fully online courses will continue, but in-person exams for these courses are cancelled and may be replaced with alternative assessments. 

Campus operations will continue. 

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