We want to recognize the many members of our University community are anxious about a return to campus in the fall. Should you require support or someone to talk to, there is help:
Students: Counselling Services is available via telephone. Please call 604-984-1744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make appointments. Additionally, Here2Talk provides confidential counselling services to Canadian and international post-secondary students in B.C. 24 hours a day via app, phone and online. The BC Centre for Disease Control also provides some helpful resources on mental health and well-being during COVID-19.
Employees: If you or a family member is struggling at this time, Homewood Health and its Employee & Family Assistance Program are available to you and your immediate family members.
Counselling services is available. Please call 604 984 1744 or email email@example.com to make appointments. Additionally, Here2Talk provides confidential counselling services to Canadian and international post-secondary students in B.C. 24 hours a day via app, phone and online. The BC Centre for Disease Control also provides some helpful resources on mental health and well-being during COVID-19.
If you are looking for more tools to help your students living with mental health challenges, you can access Capacity to Connect—an open, adaptable digital training resource by BCcampus, that provides basic mental health and wellness knowledge for post-secondary faculty and staff to support students in distress.
Vaccination is a personal health decision and it is an individual’s right to keep private their medical information. Please be considerate when discussing vaccination with your teams and colleagues, and do not ask anyone whether or not they have been vaccinated. It’s fine to share your own information if you’re comfortable doing so, but consider those around you and how others may feel when these conversations take place.
Mask wearing is now a matter of personal choice. Individuals can choose whether to wear a mask. Please be kind and respectful of each person reagarding mask wearing. We are all moving forward at our own pace.
Updated April 11, 2022
Yes, if you have recently been on campus for classes, work or other reasons. This helps CapU support the Medical Health Officer in contact tracing, and it helps the University focus its efforts in deep cleaning relevant classrooms and offices, and enables us to plan for the health and safety of the other people in your cohort (course or office area).
Learn what to do if you develop symptoms of a communicable illness: CapU Illness Reporting Process
Department assistants can order Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their department, as prescribed for their area and circumstances. The following PPE is available to order through the Bookstore: non-medical three-ply face masks, face shields, gloves, protective suits, hand sanitizer for offices and cleaning supplies.
Please contact your department assistant about the PPE needs for your department.
The Centre for Teaching Excellence is here to support you. The CTE provides a variety of resources for faculty, including an educational technology specialist who can assist faculty with educational technlogy and tools.
If there is specific software you require for teaching remotely, please submit a request to the dean's office for your department and the office will coordinate with IT services.
The syllabus and eLearn templates are provided through the Centre for Teaching Excellence. The CTE team can asisst you with making changes to your syllabus.
Additional employee-related frequently asked questions can be found on Frontlines.