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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. 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

COVID-19 update: events suspended, classes continue

We are suspending all events that are not vital to the academic mission of the University.

Classes, labs, courses and final exams are vital to the academic mission of the University and will continue. We will monitor this situation and will send further updates in the coming hours and days. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Coronavirus update – travelers to Iran must stay home upon return

Update for employees

The provost has suspended University-sanctioned travel to Iran until further notice.

Travellers returning from Iran must stay home and avoid contact with others for 14 days after returning to Canada. Travellers returning from Hubei province in China must also stay home and avoid contact with others for 14 days. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Coronavirus update – traveller and academic guidance

A team of stakeholders from across our campus continue to follow updates on the global situation related to the 2019 novel coronavirus. We are following plans and protocols already in place to prevent the spread of infectious disease on our campus.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Travel advisory - travel to China is suspended

On January 29, the Government of Canada raised the risk level for travel to China to “avoid non-essential travel.” In light of this change, we are suspending all travel to China on University business until further notice.

We will remain in touch with travellers in China to offer our assistance, as required, on a case-by-case basis. Students and other travellers currently in China are not required to leave the country.