Since public health authorities forecast a very significant increase in the number of COVID-19 infections at the start of winter, we will postpone the return to campus until January 31, 2022. Classes will resume on January 10 as planned and will be delivered virtually for at least the first three weeks of term. The Office of the Registrar and the faculties will make the changes required. I would like to sincerely thank our professors and students for their understanding, given the current situation, and for their agility in coping with it.
However, some courses will be offered in person because they require students to be physically present on site. In these exceptional cases, the professors and students concerned will be directly notified by their School. In parallel, research activities will continue in person. In all cases, we will take necessary measures to safeguard the health and safety of all students and personnel.
The health and safety of our community has always been our top priority. Postponing the return to campus will allow us to analyze the impact of the virus and work with public health authorities in the coming weeks to better protect all members of our community.
We will partner with public health to re-evaluate the situation in mid-January and we will continue to take the decisions needed to ensure a safe return to campus this winter as soon as health conditions allow. We will keep you informed of developments in this regard as they arise.