Archive

  • Announcement on the Winter 2021 semester

    September 24, 2020

    U of A President Bill Flanagan confirms the winter 2021 semester will be a combination of in-person, remote and online instruction.

  • Outbreak of COVID-19 in St. Joseph’s College Residence

    September 20, 2020

    Today, Alberta Health Services (AHS) notified us that five members of our campus community have tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is based within the Men’s Residence of St. Joseph’s College on North Campus.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending September 18

    September 18, 2020

    This week’s edition includes information on: asymptomatic testing, testing for out-of-province or international students and employees, new HR resources for supporting staff and faculty, and how you can help support accurate tracing if visiting campus.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending September 11

    September 11, 2020

    This week's updates include a dedicated email for employment questions, dos and don'ts of staying connected, and details on how you will be informed about a COVID risk on campus.

  • 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 31

    July 31, 2020

    This week’s updates include what you need to know about wearing masks on campus, updates to U of A safety protocols, sick procedures, an extension for CRCEF applications, and where to find risk advisory bulletins.

  • Update to Safety Measures Directives

    July 30, 2020

    The university’s Safety Measures General Directives provides guidance on the expectations for employees, faculty, university planning groups, students, contractors and campus visitors.

  • 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.

  • Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund Application Form Now Available

    July 22, 2020

    The Application Form for the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund is now available on the RSO website.

  • 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.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending June 12

    June 12, 2020

    This week’s updates are about phase two at the U of A.

  • Alberta Relaunch Strategy & the U of A - Stage 2

    June 10, 2020

    Alberta is lifting some provincial public health restrictions as of June 12. There are no immediate changes to U of A campus services, in-person work and community activities. The U of A is working towards moving into its own Phase 2 soon, likely starting in July.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending June 5

    June 05, 2020

    This week’s updates include information on lifting Edmonton’s State of Emergency, Campus Status, new resources for managers and employees regarding on-campus work, and updated FAQs for researchers.

  • New faculty and staff resources: When and how to safely return to campus

    June 04, 2020

    A series of new resources are available to support managers, faculty and staff in evaluating if a return to campus is feasible for their team, and if so, the steps they need to complete.

  • Frequently Asked Questions for Researchers Updated June 2

    June 02, 2020

    The Frequently Asked Questions for Researchers page was updated with information about resuming some research activities on campus.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending May 29

    May 29, 2020

    This week’s updates include a new information hub for graduate students, information about Alberta’s relaunch guide for post-secondaries, and a note about the impact of Alberta’s State of Emergency.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending May 22

    May 22, 2020

    This week’s updates include an update about Phase One of the gradual on-campus research plan, information about Spring Convocation, a note about Fall Residence applications, and a reminder about the need to continue remote work.

  • The first phase of resuming research on our campuses

    May 22, 2020

    As of May 25, 2020, the University of Alberta will be gradually resuming on-campus research activities that were temporarily paused or moved off campus as part of springtime public health measures. Guidance is now available for researchers on how to ready their campus research spaces and work environments to meet current public health requirements.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending May 15

    May 15, 2020

    This week’s updates include financial resources for students, information for researchers, FAQs for international students, a new locker pickup date, and a reminder that the University Health Centre and Pharmacy are open.

  • Resuming On-Campus Research - Phase 1

    May 14, 2020

    On May 25, the university will start a gradual, phased resumption of research on campus. The information below is intended to help principal investigators and professors efficiently meet public health requirements in order to resume their research activities on campus.

  • Update on the Fall 2020 term at the U of A

    May 14, 2020

    Over the last several weeks, the University of Alberta has been turning its attention to the Fall 2020 term. Today, President Turpin announced the U of A’s initial plans for welcoming incoming and current students to the new academic year in September.

  • Potential research funding impacts from COVID-19 and the provincial budget

    May 13, 2020

    COVID-19 has significantly affected most, if not all, University of Alberta research projects in various ways. In the case of research funding, there are some potential impacts principal investigators (PIs) and project holders should consider

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending May 8

    May 08, 2020

    This week’s update includes information about the province’s relaunch strategy, an update about ONEcard and Parking Services access, info about a laptop lending program for students, and a note about the online convocation ceremony set to take place on June 12.

  • Updates for the U of A community for the week ending May 1

    May 01, 2020

    This week’s update includes a message of thanks from President Turpin, information about a new email notification from the Research Services Office, and a deadline extension for faculty excellence awards.

  • Guidance on Winter Performance Requests

    April 27, 2020

    Following the university’s decision to use CR/NC grading for Winter 2020, you may have received student requests for additional feedback to supplement or provide a formal explanation of the CR/NC grading.

  • Guidance on Requesting Term Feedback and Letters of Reference

    April 27, 2020

    Updated information about how to best to request performance feedback from your instructors.

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

    April 24, 2020

    This week’s update includes information about a Statistics Canada survey for students, information about federal support announcements for students and researchers, information about summer camps, and the start of Fall 2020 planning efforts.

  • Student Performance Letters

    April 21, 2020

    New information available regarding student performance letters.

  • Learn more about the U of A’s response to COVID-19, and Fall 2020 planning

    April 20, 2020

    Information on the University of Alberta's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the community has quickly adapted to extraordinary change and challenges. Also, updates on the planning process for Fall 2020.

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

    April 17, 2020

    This week’s update includes information about access to lockers, tips for maintaining your privacy and records management while at home, and advice about non-medical masks. Also: President Turpin has shared information about an agreement between the university and the Non-academic Staff Association concerning COVID-19 related temporary layoffs.

  • Office of the Dean of Students Update on Exam Accommodations

    April 14, 2020

    With the first day of remote final exams completed, our thanks go out to all our instructors for all that you’ve done to help our students make it through this semester safely.

  • Computing Recommendations for Students for Spring and Summer 2020

    April 09, 2020

    New information for students regarding computing requirements for Spring and Summer 2020.

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

    April 09, 2020

    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.

  • New Restrictions on Field Research

    April 09, 2020

    April 9, 10:00 a.m. - New information for U of A researchers conducting Field Research

  • COVID-19 funding opportunities

    April 08, 2020

    April 8, 8:30 a.m. - COVID funding opportunities for both research projects and R&D activities are listed in RSO’s funding opportunities database.

  • Spring And Summer 2020 Move to Remote Delivery

    April 06, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to persist for a significant period, the University of Alberta has made the decision to offer Spring and Summer 2020 courses through remote delivery. Making this decision now will allow time for faculties to cancel those courses where learning objectives cannot be met, and consider offering additional or alternate courses that have already been developed, or can be adapted, to support effective remote delivery.

  • Spring And Summer 2020 Moves to Remote Delivery

    April 06, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to persist for a significant period, the University of Alberta has made the decision to offer Spring and Summer 2020 courses through remote delivery. This decision ensures you have certainty about how courses will be delivered and that the term(s) can be offered as outlined, it also allows you to make informed choices when registering for classes. The move to remote delivery for the Spring and Summer 2020 terms balances the health and safety of students; instructors and staff with academic success.

  • Update on Changes to Admissions for the Fall 2020 Term

    April 06, 2020

    In order to provide clarity in a rapidly changing environment that has seen disruption of secondary and post-secondary school operations as well as final assessments and grading, the University of Alberta has approved the process by which admission GPA will be calculated for students applying to all undergraduate and graduate programs and how the CR/NC grade will impact fulfillment of credit requirements and prerequisites.

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

    April 03, 2020

    New information on working remotely - including privacy & security tips, borrowing equipment, and purchasing supplies for remote work. Also: Convocation updates regarding virtual Spring 2020 ceremony & in-person ceremonies when permitted, and what grad students need to know about their studies.

  • Borrowing Equipment for Working Remotely

    April 03, 2020

    April 3, 4:00 p.m. - Working from home may not be easy for everyone, but in having the right tools around you can make things much easier.

  • Pick-up and Purchasing: Supplies Update

    April 03, 2020

    April 3, 4:00 p.m. - Updates for employees picking up or purchasing supplies for working remotely.

  • Spring Convocation: The U of A will celebrate the Class of 2020 virtually

    April 02, 2020

    In light of the uncertainty around COVID-19 and our inability to gather together on campus, we have made the difficult decision to change this year’s ceremonies. We will not be holding in-person ceremonies this June and instead will move to a virtual convocation to celebrate all that they have achieved. This will be a different experience than we were anticipating and a different approach than we have seen in our 112-year history. However we look forward to creating a memorable online moment for our Class of 2020 and our university community.

  • Assessment of Remote Learning Exceptional Circumstances for Winter 2020

    April 01, 2020

    Additional information regarding delivering final exams and assessments in a fully online environment.

  • What U of A graduate students need to know about their studies in light of COVID-19

    March 31, 2020

    Vice-Provost and Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Brooke Milne and Vice-president of the Graduate Students' Association talk with GSA President Fahed Elian about what graduate students need to know about their studies.

  • Update regarding credit/non-credit discussion at General Faculties Council

    March 30, 2020

    Update on today's General Faculties Council (GFC) meeting and discussions held in relation to the university’s decision to move to Credit/Non-credit (CR/NC) assessment for the Winter 2020 term.

  • Updates for employees, students, researchers

    March 27, 2020

    March 27, 5:00 p.m. - Here are today's updates for the U of A community including new measures from the Government of Alberta, message from President Turpin, locker access, and questions & answers regarding CR/NC grading system.

  • Implementing CR/NC Grading, Changing Course Weighting, and Grade Submission Deadlines

    March 27, 2020

    March 27, 9:30 a.m. - New information to assist in implementing Credit (CR)/Non-Credit (NC) grading for the Winter 2020 term, including changing weighting on final exams and course assessments, and deadlines for submitting grades.

  • U of A Registrar Melissa Padfield and Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos answer questions about the CR/NCR grading from Student Union President Akanksha Bhatnagar.

    March 27, 2020

    March 27, 9:00 a.m. - U of A Registrar Melissa Padfield and Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos answer questions about the CR/NCR grading from Student Union President Akanksha Bhatnagar.

  • Update from the U of A’s Public Health Response Team

    March 26, 2020

    March 26, 6:00 p.m. - Update from the Public Health Response Team regarding ongoing work with Alberta Health Services and future cases within the U of A community.

  • Consider This: What Would a Move to Essential Services Mean for the U of A?

    March 26, 2020

    March 26, 4:00 p.m. - Over the past couple of weeks, we have watched provinces and countries around the world take various measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. This week, both Ontario and Quebec moved to shut down all but the most essential services. While Alberta has not taken this step to date, a shut-down of similar magnitude seems possible, if not likely. What would this mean for the University of Alberta?

  • March 25 - Updates for employees, students, and researchers

    March 25, 2020

    March 25, 5:30 p.m. - Today's updates for the U of A community including enforcement of Public Health Orders, University Health Centre hours, reporting maintenance issues, access to computer labs.

  • Building closures and restricted access

    March 24, 2020

    March 24, 6:00 p.m. - Further to the access restrictions now in place on our campuses, we anticipate the need to continue to close buildings, or areas within buildings, this week. This will allow us to better support the maintenance and sanitizing of critical and essential areas.

  • Updates for Faculty and Instructors

    March 23, 2020

    March 23, 6:30 p.m. - On Friday, March 20, the University announced a number of academic measures put in place to support the completion of the Winter 2020 term, including the decision to implement Credit (CR)/Noncredit (NC) grading for all Winter 2020 courses. The following key messages are designed to keep faculty members informed and to assist you in addressing questions you may be receiving from students.

  • Additional Information for Students on Changes to Academic Measures

    March 23, 2020

    March 23, 7:00 p.m. - We are working to define and share additional details and implications of the credit (CR) or no credit (NC) grades adopted for Winter 2020. We have updated the website with more information based on questions we heard over the weekend.

  • Changes to access on all campuses starting today

    March 23, 2020

    March 23, 10:45 a.m. - This morning the university implemented more stringent access control to our physical spaces. With a few exceptions, this has involved closing our buildings to the public. Entry to each building is limited to those individuals with pre-existing card and/or key access.

  • Building Closures March 23 - Update

    March 22, 2020

    With the move to remote class delivery and reductions in research to essential activities, effective Monday March 23, 2020, university buildings will be closed. Entry will be limited to those individuals with pre-existing card and/or key access.

  • March 21, 5:15 p.m. - Continuing to Support Our Community as COVID-19 Case Confirmed

    March 21, 2020

    Today Alberta Health Services (AHS) informed us that a member of our University of Alberta community has tested positive for COVID-19 and is recovering in isolation.

  • U of A medical students offering emergency child care to physicians and front-line health workers

    March 20, 2020

    More than 150 doctors and health-care workers have signed up for service offered by third- and fourth-year students temporarily pulled from clinical rotations.

  • March 20, 6:00 p.m - Updates for the U of A Community

    March 20, 2020

    March 20, 6:00 p.m - Updates available for employees, students, researchers

  • March 20, 10:30 a.m. - Important updates for Students and Instructors regarding changes to grades, final assessments, course outlines, academic standing, and course withdrawal Deadline

    March 20, 2020

    We understand the transitions of the past weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been extremely challenging. The University of Alberta is working hard to minimize negative impacts to both students and instructors. We thank you for your flexibility and resilience in making these adjustments. Our community’s health, safety, and mental well-being is of paramount importance.

  • Changes to Grades, Final Assessments, Course Outlines, Academic Standing, and Course Withdrawal Deadline

    March 20, 2020

    March 20, 10:30 a.m. - We understand the transitions of the past weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been extremely challenging. The University of Alberta is working hard to minimize negative impacts to your academic life and future. Your health, safety, and mental well-being is of paramount importance. As a result, the university is making a number of changes to our normal practices in order to set students up for continued academic success and with your best interests in mind.

  • Changes to Grades, Final Assessments, Course Outlines, Academic Standing, and Course Withdrawal Deadline

    March 20, 2020

    March 20, 10:30 a.m. - We understand the transitions of the past weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been extremely challenging. As a result of the exceptional circumstances presented by the pandemic, the university is making a number of changes to our normal practices in order to enable instructors and students to successfully complete the Winter 2020 term, and set students up for continued academic success.

  • March 19 - Frequently Asked Questions for Researchers

    March 19, 2020

    March 19, 5:30 p.m. - We have added a Frequently Asked Questions section for researchers to answer question you might have regarding research activities.

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Student loans; academic accommodations; all campuses and residences remain open

    March 18, 2020

    March 18, 5:30 p.m. - Today both the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta announced new measures. Updates available regarding student loans, academic accommodations, exams and a new section for researchers on the U of A's COVID-19 website.

  • COVID-19 response guide for researchers and research groups

    March 18, 2020

    March 18, 7:00 p.m. - The university is currently open and providing all services, despite classes moving online; however, this could change with little or no advance notice. We are working quickly to preserve the health and continuity of our community and operations (including buildings) to our best ability. Unfortunately, this may have direct and significant impacts on our research and creative activity. 

  • March 18 Update for Instructors

    March 18, 2020

    We have made it through our first day of full remote instruction! Thank you to everyone for your efforts in making this transition under challenging timelines and conditions. Your commitment demonstrates our community’s flexibility, ingenuity and resourcefulness. We want to provide an update after Day 1 with important wins and learnings that can assist in ensuring the best experience for yourselves and your students. (Updated exam info: March 18, 2:45 p.m.)

  • Important update from Sunlife regarding Out of Country coverage and COVID-19

    March 18, 2020

    IMPORTANT - What you need to know about Out of Country coverage and COVID-19 from Sunlife.

  • How to stay active if you’re staying at home

    March 17, 2020

    Sticking with routines and playing active games with the kids can help you stay physically and mentally healthy when fitness facilities are closed.

  • Updated March 17, 4:15 p.m. - State of emergency; new building hours; social distancing; safety and security

    March 17, 2020

    March 17, 4:15 p.m. - At 1:30 p.m. today, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that he would be enacting a state of public health emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The University of Alberta is committed to doing all that we can to protect the health and well-being of our community. As a result, new measures are now in place on our campuses.

  • Help keep campus safe and secure

    March 17, 2020

    March 17, 1:00 p.m. - With reduced building hours on our campuses, please take a few minutes to review these simple steps on how to keep our community safe and secure.

  • Social distancing: What it means and what you should do about it

    March 17, 2020

    Goal is to reduce risk of transmitting COVID-19 rather than cut off all social contact, says U of A infectious disease expert who provides tips on what to do and what to avoid.

  • Important information for students considering travelling home

    March 16, 2020

    The information on this webpage is intended to help you decide if you would like return home or stay in Edmonton/Camrose. It is your choice, and we want to make sure you have the information you need to make it.

  • March 16, 4:00 p.m. - COVID-19 U of A Update

    March 16, 2020

    All classes will resume on Tuesday, March 17 through remote delivery. Thank you for all of your efforts over the last several days to respond to this public health emergency. We recognize that this situation is changing quickly and that many extra demands have been asked of faculty, staff and students. Thank you for keeping informed and asking questions that help us provide the information that you need. We very much appreciate your cooperation.

  • March 16, 2:15 p.m.

    March 16, 2020

    March 16, 2:15 p.m.: Government and public health authorities will be sharing daily announcements regarding preventative measures to help protect us against the global spread of COVID-19. Your University of Alberta leaders and emergency management team are monitoring these announcements in real time to determine the implications for the U of A community. When new information is available, we will provide updates here as soon as possible.

  • Support for three new services that have been integrated into eClass

    March 16, 2020

    To accommodate the move to online course delivery, we are now providing support for three new services that have been integrated into eClass.

  • Questions and answers from the U of A community - March 15, 5:00 p.m.

    March 15, 2020

    Updated March 15, 5:00 p.m. - Since announcing that the U of A is moving to remote delivery of all in-person classes and exams, there have been a number of questions from our community. The most pressing questions, and answers to those questions, are listed in this update.

  • Update - March 15, 9:00 p.m.: Government of Alberta announces new measures

    March 15, 2020

    Updated: 9:00 p.m. - Today, the Government of Alberta announced new measures for post-secondary institutions in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Because of the most recent directions from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the University of Alberta is taking immediate action regarding in-person classes and university operations.

  • Remote delivery of classes to begin Tuesday, March 17

    March 14, 2020

    The University of Alberta will move to remote delivery of classes for the remainder of the Winter term 2020 on Tuesday, March 17. ALL CLASSES and MIDTERM EXAMS are suspended on Monday, March 16. All CAMPUSES remain open. ALL university OPERATIONS will CONTINUE AS NORMAL with staff at work.

  • Updates: Friday, March 13

    March 13, 2020

    March 13, 1:00 p.m: All in-person classes and midterm exams are suspended through the weekend. The University of Alberta is open with all services available (including residences) and all staff at work. In following recent directions from the World Health Organization and the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the University of Alberta is also taking additional steps regarding events and travel.

  • Modified Guidelines for Remote Final Oral Exams (PhD, Master’s) and Candidacy in Response to Covid-19

    March 13, 2020

    The University of Alberta has advised all campus community members to be prepared should a facilities closure become necessary due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, academic staff are advised to ensure they are ready to move all remaining course material to on-line delivery via eClass with 48-hours notice of a directive from President Turpin’s office. This includes graduate courses.

  • Updates from Friday, March 13, 9:15 p.m.

    March 13, 2020

    Thank you for your continued patience. In-person classes and exams remain suspended through the weekend. A number of updates related to contacts, events, travel and preparation were posted today. We expect to have confirmation regarding the delivery of classes and examinations tomorrow morning (March 14).

  • COVID-19 Update: University Open, Class Temporarily Suspended on Friday (March 13, 12:15 a.m.)

    March 12, 2020

    Late this afternoon, Alberta Health announced that certain large gatherings of people should be canceled to ward off the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). While the University of Alberta will remain open on Friday, with all services available and all staff at work, classes are being suspended for the day. This will allow consultation with public health experts, government officials and other post-secondary institutions on appropriate next steps.

  • Update 5: Campuses open; pandemic planning well underway at the U of A, March 11, 9:00 p.m.

    March 11, 2020

    The World Health Organization declared the pneumonia outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic. The risk of contracting the virus in Alberta remains low. For more information, see the latest Government of Alberta update. With advice today from Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, our campuses currently remain open.

  • Update 4: University of Alberta COVID-19 Travel Directive, March 7, 2:30 p.m.

    March 07, 2020

    To protect the health, safety and wellness of our university community and the greater Alberta community, the University of Alberta has issued a new travel directive - effective immediately.

  • Update 3: Expanded preventative measures for travellers, March 6, 7:00 p.m.

    March 06, 2020

    Alberta’s chief medical officer of health has confirmed the province’s second presumptive case of COVID-19. This new case is located in the Edmonton Zone. The risk of contracting the virus in Alberta remains low, however Alberta Health Services is expanding its testing protocol effective immediately and is also recommending new preventative measures.

  • Update 2: March 5, 7:00 p.m.

    March 05, 2020

    Alberta’s chief medical officer of health has confirmed the province’s first presumptive case of COVID-19 in the Calgary Zone. The risk of contracting the virus in Alberta remains low. For more information, see the Government of Alberta update. No new directives have been given by Alberta Health Services at this time.

  • Update 1: Essential university information

    March 05, 2020

    COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is raising concerns and questions for members of the University of Alberta community at home, and those with international travel plans. We want to ensure you have the latest essential university information related to COVID-19, and know where you can access appropriate support should you need it.