January 25, 2021 -- The Laurentian University Senate voted in favour of delivering the Spring 2021 semester via remote delivery. As with similar discussions regarding the 2021 Winter term, the Senate decided to balance providing the best possible education for our students while safeguarding the health, safety and wellness of students, faculty, and staff.
Though the end of the pandemic is in sight, with mass vaccinations against SARS CoV-2 on the horizon, we will continue to do all we can to mitigate risk and maximize the safety of our community. As with Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, a limited number of classes will be delivered in-person but with strict safety protocols in place. The recent announcement of on-campus testing for the virus will continue to be a valuable tool in our efforts to improve safety.
The University continues to support students, faculty, and staff through their day to day activities remotely. Laurentian University has been a leader in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and was the first public university in Canada to recognize the severity of the pandemic, suspending in-person classes in March, 2020. The spring semester takes place from May 2021 to August 2021.