November 27, 2:30 PM - Email to University Community
Looking ahead to the holiday season
Hello, Aanii, Bonjour,
With only a few weeks left of this fall’s academic semester, our students, faculty, and staff have all earned a welcome rest to follow the exam period. I would like to encourage our community to complete the year with courage and perseverance. As communicated recently, Laurentian’s Senate has decided to push back the start of the winter semester classes to January 11th, 2021, in order to provide more time to decompress, relax, and prepare for the semester ahead. While the pandemic’s rate of spread has increased across the country, and in our area, we must also increase our vigilance, ensuring physical distancing, use of face coverings, and proper hand hygiene.
Recently, we received the welcome news that Laurentian University has been added to the Government of Canada’s Designated Learning Institutions list, which allows international students to enter Canada and study at Laurentian. This has been eagerly anticipated by our staff, faculty and of course, our international students.
We have also updated the list of courses that will be delivered on campus this winter, similarly to the fall semester, there are only a small number of courses that will hold an on-campus component.
Lastly, I would like to invite our community members to participate in both the upcoming Giving Tuesday fundraising on December 1, as well as the community conversations that will take place in the coming weeks.
Thank you, Merci, Miigwech
Robert Haché, Ph.D.
President and Vice-Chancellor