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

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.

25 September 2020

Posted: September 25, 5:10 p.m.

A combination of in-person and remote in Winter 2021

The U of A winter 2021 semester will be a combination of in-person, remote and online instruction. A detailed list of winter 2021 in-person offerings will be available in mid-November. A status update for employees who are working remotely will also be available in November. The university is committed to gradually and safely opening physical campus spaces. We know the pandemic has been a challenge for all of us, and we thank our students, faculty and staff for continuing to uphold the safety and health of our community. Read the full announcement »

No new cases in St. Joseph’s College Residence outbreak

There have been no new cases associated with the outbreak in St. Joseph’s College Men’s Residence declared earlier this week. Affected individuals continue to recover comfortably.

Please note: Following Alberta’s public health notification protocols, St. Joseph’s College Men’s Residence will remain on Alberta’s public listing of facilities affected by an outbreak until four weeks have passed without a confirmed case of transmission.

Update on varsity athletics activities

As there has been no further spread of the virus to students and employees in our athletic programs, in-person varsity training activities will gradually start to recommence as early as Monday, September 28 with enhanced safety protocols. Coaches will reach out directly to athletes with further guidance particular to each sport.

Stage 3 of CRCEF is now open

The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF), is part of the federal government's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The temporary program was established to help sustain research enterprises at Canadian universities and health research institutions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stage 3 details (research maintenance/ramp-up costs) are now available, and U of A information sessions will be available soon.