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News archive - June 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Our plan for a phased and safe return to campus

Update for employees

  • We have established a Return to Campus Working Group
  • We are following a four-phase approach for a gradual return to campus
  • We have developed a set of health and safety guidelines for supervisors
  • We are consulting University leaders to determine the order in which roles should return to campus
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Return to on campus research

Update for graduate students

  • We are restarting on campus research in a phased approach with an emphasis on safety.
  • You must talk to your supervisor(s) about the safe conduct of research before work resumes.
  • The Faculty Associate Deans, Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Association are available to facilitate and support you in these conversations as necessary.
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.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Face masks and cleaning kits now available for researchers working on-campus

Update for faculty and researchers

We have approved some researchers to proceed with their work on-campus as part of our phased return to campus plan. To ensure that we welcome you back to campus safely, we have increased sanitization of high touch surface areas and are offering additional supplies to help you stay healthy.

In accordance to Public Health guidance, we recommend that you continue to practice physical distancing, but have cloth face masks available for researchers to use on-campus where maintaining a physical distance of two meters is challenging.