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March 5, 3:00 PM - Email to University Community

Life at Laurentian, Mining Games Podium Finish, Mois de la Francophonie and International Women’s Day

Hello, Aanii, Bonjour, 

For many, the phrase “Life at Laurentian” may engender thoughts of a quiet campus or empty classrooms at this time, however, the reality is that there is much “Life at Laurentian” taking place! Our classes continue, our sense of community thrives, and our commitment to students guides us every step of the way. It is in this spirit that our team within the Liaison Office has planned many activities for our prospective and confirmed incoming students under the banner of “Life at Laurentian”. These include preparing students for their first-year studies, introductions to student services, and both virtual and in-person tours of our campus. These activities run throughout the month of March and I encourage you to view the calendar of events

We are now looking towards our Spring Semester, which is scheduled to begin on May 3rd. Registration is now open for nearly 100 courses, including new courses in Environmental Remediation: Global Lessons From the Sudbury Story and Indigenous Ways of Learning (asynchronous delivery). The semester will be delivered via remote delivery and students are encouraged to view the course offerings

We will celebrate two significant events this month - International Women’s Day #IWD2021 (March 8) and “International Francophonie Day” (March 20).

This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge, an opportunity for each one of us to call out gender bias and inequality. On Monday, let’s gather together to celebrate women's achievements and commit to a culture of full inclusion. Please consider how you can contribute to that culture of inclusion, not only on March 8th, but throughout the year and in your everyday actions.

The “Mois de la Francophonie” is a month-long celebration of Francophone culture, highlighted by the March 20th date which is celebrated around the world. This global celebration brings together the 29 independent nations who list French as an official language, as well as the hundreds of millions of Francophones and Francophiles the world over.

As our classes continue, so do our stories of student success. The latest comes to us from our students in the Bharti School of Engineering who recently competed in the Canadian Mining Games. The students added to the university’s long history of success at this competition by finishing in second place nationally. Please join me in congratulating these students and their accomplishments. Among the students who claimed this honour are: Tommy Adair, Xavier Beneteau, Cat Biskupski, Jessica Bronicheski, Milton Chateauvert, Jay Chenier, Michael Chevalier, Sarah Cholewinsky, Tylor Gmehlin, Johnathan Hutteri, Bryce Jones George, Jonathan Leroux, Jack Miteff, Reid Murray, Scott Villeneuve, and Connor White.

Thank you, Merci, Miigwech 

 

Robert Haché, Ph.D.

President and Vice-Chancellor

Safe Return to Campus

Laurentian University Protocols

As we enter Phase 2 and gradually return to campus, the health and well-being of our community is our top priority. To reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, we have put in place rigorous protocols and processes which follow federal, provincial and municipal governmental guidelines as well as public health directives.

COVID-19 Self Screening Questionnaire

NOTE: This self-disclosure questionnaire is confidential and is to be used for screening purposes only. No contact information will be collected or saved. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Human Resources at hrd@laurentian.ca.

Student Emergency Support Fund

The Student Emergency Support Fund was established by Laurentian University shortly after the COVID-19 emergency was declared on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020.

 

Other Updates

In these unprecedented times, information evolves and changes rapidly. Please reference the documents in chronological order starting with the most recent for the most up-to-date information.