News for Employees

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Updates regarding research activities with the lifting of province’s stay-at-home order

Update for researchers

  • As the Region of Waterloo moves into the COVID-19 Red – Control zone on February 16, 2021, research activities under approved safety plans may resume, including in person research involving human participants.
  • All on-campus research and all off-campus travel for research and field work still requires approval.
  • Requirements for accessing labs on campus outside regular business hours have changed.
Friday, February 12, 2021

Gradually resuming teaching, research and operations on campus

Update for employees on gradual return to campus

  • The Region of Waterloo will move into the Red – Control zone of the province’s COVID-19 framework on Tuesday
  • Limited in-person course activity will resume on February 22
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Spring 2021 convocation will be delivered virtually

  • Convocation ceremonies will take place in online formats in June 

  • We have invited graduating students to take part in a survey about their virtual celebration preferences

  • Up-to-date information will be shared via email and on our convocation website 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Limited in-person instruction may resume February 22

Update for employees

In-person learning that was previously suspended for the stay-at-home order will resume on Monday, February 22, pending confirmation of the government’s instructions.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Confirming dates and approach for spring 2021 term

Update for employees

  • We are confirming continuation of primarily online learning and instruction with some courses, activities and supports available in person 

  • Spring term will start one week later, on May 10