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

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.

18 December 2020

Posted: December 18, 11:20 a.m.

Required 10-min campus safety course for Winter 2021 in-person courses

Student Life During COVID-19 is a short required eCourse for all students participating in in-person learning or research activities on campus this winter semester. If you are registered for an in-person course in Winter 2021, before your first day on campus you will need to submit your course completion certificate to your instructor(s)/supervisor(s). 

Instructors and staff who are scheduled to be on campus for the Winter 2021 term will also need to complete a similar campus safety eCourse before returning to campus in January. A short refresher version is also available for faculty and staff who previously completed the full course for Fall 2020.

Start of Term Guides for On-Campus Students and Instructors

Winter 2021 campus safety Start of Term Guides will be distributed today to all students and instructors scheduled to be on campus for in-person learning next semester. Make sure you have a look before coming back to campus the second week in January. Start of Term Guide for On-Campus Students, Winter 2021 »

What’s open at the U of A this holiday season, Dec. 21 to Jan. 11?

It has been a year like no other for the U of A community. As we head into winter break (Dec. 23 - Jan. 11) for students and winter closure (Dec. 25 - Jan. 3) for staff, we are also still contending with the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the changes around us these last few weeks, this quick summary will help guide you to U of A resources you may need during this holiday season.

Butterdome a part of Alternate Care Centre contingency plan

The U of A is supporting Alberta Health Services as the province prepares to increase our health system capacity. This week, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw shared plans to set up an Alternate Care Centre at the Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome) on our North Campus as part of contingency efforts. Learn more »

Last issue of U of A COVID-19 weekly info digest until January

This distribution and summary of COVID-19 information updates for the U of A community will not run during the last two weeks of December. The next issue will be Friday, January 8, 2021. As required, updates will still occur on the U of A COVID-19 website. Should the need arise, any urgent essential information for the U of A community will be delivered directly to your ualberta email as usual.

General enquiries: U of A Public Health Response Team, phrtinfo@ualberta.ca

COVID-19 Rapid Response support for on-campus supervisors, instructors and activity coordinators: U of A Rapid Response Triage Team, phrt.triage@ualberta.ca