President, Provost update campus on remote learning, working in January
"Welcome to another non-traditional start to the New Year," write President Vivek Goel and Provost James Rush in a memo circulated to campus this morning. "While the break may not have been all that we wished for, we do hope that everyone had some time to rest, recharge and connect with family and friends."
"Yesterday, the Government of Ontario announced that it would move to a modified version of Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen starting tomorrow. At the University, we are already well positioned to manage this change to Ontario’s public health protection measures."
"Before the Winter Break we moved most teaching and learning online until January 24, and we asked all employees who can work from home to do so until the same date. To align with the government direction, we will extend these arrangements until January 27. Guidance from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities indicates that essential in-person learning activities are permitted to continue as previously planned, however, recreation facilities are now closed and food services on campus will be take-out only."
"We know that this late change by the government means many people in our community will now need to balance their responsibilities at work with support and care-giving responsibilities, including children who are learning from home until at least January 17."
"We need to look out for one another as we all grapple with a year...
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