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

An end of term message from the president, updates for researchers and postdoctoral fellows, information about lockers, reminders about Spring/Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. Also: The U of A has a new website to highlight the stories of our community’s efforts to handle COVID-19.

09 April 2020

Posted: April 9, 4:00 p.m.

Here are this week’s updates for the U of A community:

End of Semester Message from President Turpin

President Turpin thanks all the students, instructors, staff, and researchers who are working to help adjust to and deal with the immediate challenges posed by COVID-19. Read the full message on The Quad

COVID-19 Research Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 funding opportunities for both research projects and Research & Development activities are listed in the Research Services Office’s funding opportunities database. COVID-19 opportunities are being prioritized and are added as they are received. Please check back regularly as the situation is very fluid and funder timelines can be very short.

New Restrictions for Field Research

Staying safe and abiding by the public health restrictions that have been put in place locally, federally, and across the globe is something we all must do. That holds true for the research that would normally be conducted in the field. Please check the Restrictions on Field Research webpage to review the latest information for field researchers - including an update about the approval of new projects.

FAQs for Postdocs 

The COVID-19 crisis has created some unique issues for the university's postdoctoral fellows. To see how to best navigate the implications of COVID-19 on their work at the U of A, postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to regularly visit the Frequently Asked Questions for Postdoctoral Fellows webpage.

Sign Up to Clear Your Locker

Time slots have been made available for you to pick up items from your locker on Tuesday, April 14th and Wednesday, April 15th. Please register to schedule your locker appointment at this link: https://signup.com/go/iTvFOBe

To help ensure safe physical distancing, only 15 appointments will be offered at any one time. 

Spring and Summer 2020 Classes

Earlier this week the U of A announced that our Spring and Summer 2020 courses will be offered via remote delivery. You can find the latest information about the change for students and for instructors on the COVID-19 website. 

Computing Recommendations for Spring/Summer 2020 Students

To successfully participate in remote learning opportunities and courses, visit the Computing Recommendations webpage for students. 

Fall 2020 Admission Information

This week the U of A shared our admissions plans for Fall 2020. To learn more, please read the update from April 6.

New News Site Highlights U of A COVID-19 Efforts

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to spread, affecting billions of people and every facet of life, the University of Alberta is here to help. This new News website presents the efforts our experts, students, and staff are making to help the larger community through the pandemic. Visit the U of A’s News site for the U of A stories.