Capilano University pauses all classes for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The University is pausing classes from Monday, March 16 to Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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Tag(s): Current Students, Future Students

Posted at 10 a.m. on March 15, 2020, updated at 4:30 a.m. on March 17, 2020

Campus Events: In keeping with the latest public health guidelines, the University has cancelled all gatherings of over 50 people. All remaining gatherings, of any kind, are being carefully assessed for the ability to maintain proper social distancing measures.

Student Services: Student services remain open at this time. Our staff are working hard to respond to students and provide assistance in a timely manner.  Please see COVID-19 and Capilano University's response for more information.

More information: The BC Government has created the hotline 1-888-COVID19 for non-medical COVID-19 informaton and a self assessment tool for British Columbians to determine whether they should be tested for COVID-19. If you require immediate medical support call 8-1-1. 

Alternative Learning Initiated

To facilitate continuity of learning under the circumstances created by COVID-19, Capilano University will pause all university classes for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to prepare for a shift away from in-person instruction for the remainder of the semester. Alternative forms of instructional delivery will resume remotely, or through other delivery methods, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Further information related to exam schedules and methods of examination delivery will be forthcoming as soon as details are confirmed.

Instructors will advise their students as to the specific route that their classes will resume. Students are asked to monitor their email closely over the next several days for these instructions. 

Please note that although the risk posed by COVID-19 in BC remains low for the general population, we are taking these steps to ensure learning continuity for our students in a manner aligned with the direction of the Provincial Health Officer. Classes that do resume in person will be required to be conducted with the appropriate social distancing recommended at this time.

Instructors will receive more detailed information from Laureen Styles, VP Academic & Provost as soon as details are confirmed.

The University will remain open with usual operating hours while we transition to the new model and for the remainder of semester.

We thank everyone for facilitating as smooth a transition as possible. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Submitted by: Linda Munro