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

April 3, 4:00 p.m. - New information on working remotely - including privacy & security tips, borrowing equipment, and purchasing supplies for...

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

April 2, 2020 - In light of the uncertainty around COVID-19 and our inability to gather together on campus, we have made the difficult decision to...

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

Vice-Provost and Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Brooke Milne and Vice-president of the Graduate Students' Association talk with...

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

March 30, 4:30 p.m. - Update on today's General Faculties Council (GFC) meeting and discussions held in relation to the university’s decision to...

Updates for employees, students, researchers

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...

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

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

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...

March 25 - Updates for employees, students, and researchers

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,...

Additional Information for Students on Changes to Academic Measures

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...

Changes to access on all campuses starting today

March 23, 10:45 a.m. - This morning the university implemented more stringent access control to our physical spaces. With a few exceptions, this...

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

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

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

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...

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

March 18, 5:30 p.m. - Today both the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta announced new measures. Updates available regarding student...

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

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...

Important information for students considering travelling home

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

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...

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

Updated: 9:00 p.m. - Today, the Government of Alberta announced new measures for post-secondary institutions in the fight against the spread of...

Remote delivery of classes to begin Tuesday, March 17

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...

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

The University of Alberta has advised all campus community members to be prepared should a facilities closure become necessary due to the Covid-19...

COVID-19 Update: Further travel restrictions, event cancellations, remote class resources, March 12, 10:30 p.m.

Following the most recent directions from the World Health Organization and the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the University of Alberta will be...

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

Late this afternoon, Alberta Health announced that certain large gatherings of people should be canceled to ward off the continued spread of...

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

Summary: The U of A has issued updated travel directives for all university employees and students. The overarching aim of this directive is to...