Updates for Students

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending April 16

    April 16, 2021

    Be careful this weekend; Alberta vaccine rollout Phase 2C started April 12, includes students in clinical practicums; AstraZeneca vaccines available at UHC Pharmacy; Cameron Library Seat Booking closed, Curbside Pickup available

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending April 9

    April 09, 2021

    AstraZeneca vaccines available at UHC Pharmacy; vaccines & U of A: what you need to know; Alberta reintroduces Step 1 restrictions; International Quarantine Support Grant; personal health safety routine check-in

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending March 26

    March 26, 2021

    Return to campus committee; Cameron Library individual study opens; vaccines not currently available on campus; safety measures still in effect

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending March 19

    March 19, 2021

    Minister of Advanced Education encourages a return to campus this fall; practicum students in clinical areas eligible for vaccines in Phase 2C; U of A field research continues within public health restrictions; and, the province’s Critical Worker Benefit.

  • Preparing for Fall 2021: An Update

    March 18, 2021

    Alberta is encouraging all post-secondary institutions to prepare for a full return to on-campus learning this Fall. The U of A will continue to prioritize health and safety as we plan.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending March 12

    March 12, 2021

    COVID-19 response one year later; Alberta COVID-19 restriction changes this week

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending March 5

    March 05, 2021

    Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout; Cameron Library individual study; low intensity fitness on campus; University Health Centre open for virtual and in-person

  • March 1 COVID-19 update: Government of Alberta moves to Step 2

    March 01, 2021

    Alberta is moving into Step 2 of easing public health restrictions. There will be no immediate changes to campus activities.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending February 26

    February 26, 2021

    Fall Term 2021 update; residences are accepting applications; Phase 2 vaccine rollout; Alberta’s Step 2 possible for next week

  • Fall 2021 Planning Update

    February 23, 2021

    Provost & Vice-president (Academic) Steven Dew shares an update on the approach for the U of A’s 2021-22 academic year.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending February 19

    February 19, 2021

    Virtual Spring 2021 Convocation; international student services; final exams during the COVID-19 emergency

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending February 12

    February 12, 2021

    Quarantine measures update for air travellers; work-remotely directive extended through August; employee resource hub for getting through the pandemic; COVID-19 variants and vaccines - what you need to know; updated Mask FAQs

  • February 5: COVID-19 update — Campus Activity Changes Effective February 8

    February 05, 2021

    Step One at the U of A will see small increases to campus activities, including one-time and occasional visits to campus, limited general work-on-campus exceptions, and 1:1 sport and recreation training.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 29

    January 29, 2021

    Spring and Summer 2021 terms will be primarily remote; new remote learning task force; new Canadian travel restrictions; new Alberta public health measures plan; and more.

  • Spring and Summer 2021 terms: current approach continues

    January 28, 2021

    Given the current public health environment, the safest approach for our community during this spring and summer will be to continue with a combination of remote and in-person learning.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 22

    January 22, 2021

    Approved research on campus again; other U of A temporary restrictions continue, for now; Library Curbside Pickup is reopening; AHS alternative care centre in Butterdome is ready; Mask policy: What is an enclosed single-user space?

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 15

    January 15, 2021

    Enhanced safety measures still in place; check-in when on campus; tracking COVID-19 on campus; required safety eCourse; masks are mandatory

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending January 8

    January 08, 2021

    Continuation of temporary safety measures, post graduation work permit extensions, travel reminders and updates, the start of Winter 2021 classes, are all included in the first COVID-19 digest of 2021.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending December 18

    December 18, 2020

    Required campus safety course for Winter 2021; start of term guides; what’s open during holiday season; Butterdome is a care centre contingency plan; and this is the last COVID-19 info digest of 2020.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending December 11

    December 11, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: U of A impacts from province-wide measures; temporary on-campus research ramp down; studying is a ‘social gathering’; Library Curbside Pickup winter closures; HR support

  • COVID-19 U of A Community Update

    December 09, 2020

    Only critical services and activities on campus; temporary on-campus research ramp down; Cameron Library advance bookings; on-campus recreation closed; Residences are open; campus dining and retail; U of A Botanic Garden open, and Luminaria continues.

  • New Provincial COVID-19 Measures & Impact on the U of A Community

    December 08, 2020

    Today, the Government of Alberta announced new, stronger province-wide public health restrictions. These measures will impact all of those in Alberta, including the U of A community. The new measures are expected to be in place until at least Jan. 4, 2021. Additional U of A details will be available tomorrow (Dec. 9).

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending December 4

    December 04, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: COVID-19 increases on campus; enforcement during COVID-19; mask use FAQ; and, important reminders for travelling international students.

  • Safety Measures and Enforcement during COVID-19

    December 01, 2020

    Community and campus safety are a shared responsibility. Our primary focus is on educating and informing community members and visitors of the safety measures needed to keep our community safe during the pandemic.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 27

    November 27, 2020

    Delayed start for Winter 2021 term; new provincial COVID-19 measures; new temporary measures for on-campus research, and other updates to campus and community activities as a result of enhanced safety measures.

  • Delayed Start for Winter 2021 Term

    November 26, 2020

    In order to continue to adapt and support the university community, we have made an important decision to delay by one week the start date for the Winter 2021 term.

  • New Provincial COVID-19 Measures & the U of A

    November 24, 2020

    Today, Alberta’s Premier announced that the province will be implementing enhanced public health restrictions to help reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 within the province. As we have throughout the pandemic, the U of A community will do all that we can to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 20

    November 20, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: contact tracing on U of A campuses; how pay works during required self-isolation due to COVID-19; updated Return to Campus Plan template; updated approval process for on-campus events; keep doing your part for health & safety.

  • Contact tracing on U of A campuses

    November 18, 2020

    Both Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University of Alberta have recently updated their contact tracing processes.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 13

    November 13, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: new provincial restrictions; clarification regarding U of A singing, dance, and theatre activities; remote work during winter semester; a new email address to contact the triage team; and, mask updates: three layers, styles, and student exemption procedures

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending November 6

    November 06, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: additions to the list of Winter 2021 in-person courses; a new approach to contact tracing if you test positive; guidelines for reading week travel; tracking COVID-19 on U of A campuses; and, ensuring on-campus research space is prepared.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 30

    October 30, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: new mandatory 15-person social gathering limit; COVID-like symptoms from flu shots; one-time or occasional campus visits; and Halloween tips.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 23

    October 23, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: Winter 2021 in-person courses; mask requirements in classrooms, meeting rooms, and labs; international student travel restrictions; asymptomatic testing paused; safety protocol enforcement; and Here@UAlberta.

  • Update to face mask requirements on campus

    October 22, 2020

    To best ensure the health and safety of our community and provide additional clarity on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) on our campuses, the university has updated its on-campus face mask policy.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 16

    October 16, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: when and how to book your influenza immunization, updated processes for exceptional international business travel applications, and information about what to do if you feel sick.

  • Updates for the U of A community, week ending October 9

    October 09, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: new voluntary public health measures in Edmonton; World Mental Health Day; updated travel info for international students; and, a U of A sick protocols flowchart.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending October 2

    October 02, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: New travel processes for international students; St. Joseph’s College Men’s Residence outbreak; fall convocation; Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund info sessions; making safe Thanksgiving plans; and, a reminder about how to access open buildings on campus.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending September 25

    September 25, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: Winter 2021 planning, an update on the outbreak at St. Joseph's, an update on athletics activities, and details about Stage 3 of the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending September 4

    September 04, 2020

    This week’s edition includes: Safety measures updates, information about asymptomatic testing, guidance for facilitating new research staff member orientation, a guide to what's open on campus, and a reminder to minimize your time on campus.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending August 28

    August 28, 2020

    This week’s updates include: what’s open on campus, how to access campus buildings, a new check-in tool if you’re on campus, library services this fall, and your Fall 2020 term hub: Campus Life.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending August 21

    August 21, 2020

    This week’s updates include a message from the president about fall semester, safety videos, and an eCourse to review if you will be returning to campus.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending August 14

    August 14, 2020

    This week’s updates include a reminder that remote work will continue through at least December 31, 2020, information on fall events, and a new eClass for students with support for learning remotely.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending August 7

    August 07, 2020

    This week’s updates include essential quarantine and isolation information for Fall 2020 international students, updates on campus services and community activities, a new campus safety information toolkit and checklist, and a link to your hub for Fall 2020 term info.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending July 24

    July 24, 2020

    This week’s updates cover the new remote teaching FAQ pages, changes to the ONEcard distribution process, the U of A isolation accommodation program, face masks on campuses, next week’s Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund deadline, and a reminder about how important it is these days to check your sources.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending July 17

    July 17, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on support for international students and student services that are available remotely.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending July 10

    July 10, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on in-person Fall 2020 classes, the Back to Campus framework, pick-up at the Bookstore, and the deadline extension for residence services.

  • Update on the 2020-21 Academic Year

    July 06, 2020

    Available today: A list of Fall 2020 courses with in-person learning experiences; and Campus 2020-21, our university guide for the year ahead.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending July 3

    July 03, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on Fall 2020 instructor and student information on the Campus Life hub, IST Teaching Toolkit, IST Remote Work hub, and Campus & Community Recreation's relaunch plans.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending June 26

    June 26, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on: a new Canada Student Service Grant, an updated Alberta post-secondary institution guide, a new COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist, Summer campus recreation (outdoor and online), library Curbside Pickup, and an update from the Research Ethics Office.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending June 19

    June 19, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on: curbside library pick-up; the new Campus Life online hub; an updated remote teaching resource hub from the Centre for Teaching and Learning; field research within Alberta; and, the new COVID-19 Research Database.

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