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Headlines for March 16, 2020


CBC – The National
Canadian universities cancel classes in response to COVID-19

Universities across Canada are cancelling face-to-face classes in response to COVID-19.

Global News
Coronavirus: University of Alberta moving to online classes starting Tuesday; MacEwan, NAIT suspend classes

The University of Alberta will be moving to online classes starting on Tuesday, March 17, in response to ongoing concerns around the spread of COVID-19, while MacEwan University and NAIT both announced temporary suspensions.

Global News
USask temporarily suspends classes, will move to remote learning amid COVID-19 concerns

Classes at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon will be suspended from March 16 to 18 before the post-secondary institution moves to remote learning.

Yahoo News
B.C. universities switching to online classes to avoid COVID-19 spread

The University of B.C., Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University, the University of Victoria and Emily Carr University are all transitioning to holding classes online to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Global News
Coronavirus: Dalhousie University, MSVU to suspend in-person classes on March 16

Dalhousie University in Halifax announced Friday that in-person classes for Dalhousie and King’s students will be suspended March 16 to 20 as a preventive measure against COVID-19.

Classes cancelled at U of R as 2 students test negative for COVID-19

On Saturday, the University of Regina announced it would be cancelling all classes from Monday, March 16 to Thursday, March 19 as professors develop plans for delivering classes remotely.

Global News
St. Thomas University, UNB and Mount Allison to suspend classes due to coronavirus

St. Thomas University in Fredericton has announced that as of Friday, all in-person classes will be suspended for the remainder of the teaching year, and any international or domestic student who wishes to travel home can do so.

Windsor Star
U of W suspends classes, St. Clair College switching to online classes

The University of Windsor has cancelled all classes until Thursday while it reworks its teaching methods, and St. Clair College will teach the majority of its courses online for the rest of the semester in order to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

Ottawa Citizens
Updated: uOttawa and Carleton University students to finish year online

Students at Carleton University and University of Ottawa will finish their school year online, both universities announced Friday, in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Algonquin College announced a similar response, following a one-week suspension of classes starting Monday.

Calgary Herald
U of C shifts to online instruction, though campus remains open

Universities across Alberta suspended classes Friday in response to the COVID-19 threat and the University of Calgary says it will now revert to online instruction.

Universities in Waterloo, Guelph suspend classes amid COVID-19 concerns

The University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier and the University of Guelph have suspended classes due to coronavirus concerns.

UPEI ending in-person classes for semester after March 20

As of March 20, UPEI will be suspending in-person classes for the remainder of the semester.

Vancouver Sun
COVID-19: University of the Fraser Valley moves to online classes

The University of the Fraser Valley is the latest B.C. post-secondary school to announce it is moving classes online to reduce campus gatherings and increase social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

My Coast Now
Face-to-Face Instruction Ending as VIU Transitions to Alternatives

Vancouver Island University is suspending classroom instruction this week as it switches to alternate ways of teaching.

Vancouver Courier
Call for coaching codes of conduct after harassment allegations at UVic

Post-secondary institutions in British Columbia are being urged to create coaching codes of conduct after verbal abuse complaints were made against a rowing coach at the University of Victoria.

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