In March 2020, Concordia University of Edmonton made a rapid transition to virtual learning to protect the health of our students, faculty, staff, and community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that initial transition, we have been preparing for the upcoming fall semester and planning to deliver high quality learning experiences while following all public health guidelines and recommendations.
As we look ahead to September, we remain committed to taking the actions necessary to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and will be delivering the majority of our courses and programs virtually, with limited exceptions for classes and programs that require in-person interaction and extensive experiential learning. The list of courses that will be delivered on campus is available here.
Latest Updates from CUE
- The fall semester will be predominately virtual, with limited exceptions for classes and programs that require in-person interaction and extensive experiential learning. The complete list of in-person courses is available here.
- We are requiring the use of face masks in all indoor public areas on campus and whenever appropriate physical distancing (two metres) cannot be maintained. Any mask may be worn that is suitable for preventing the spread of droplets and must be carried at all times. While face shields can be worn in addition to non-medical masks for extra protection and comfort, they are not a sufficient replacement for masks. Members of the CUE community who are unable to wear non-medical masks due to underlying medical conditions are responsible for contacting student accommodations or Human Resources to reach an appropriate resolution. CUE will not be accepting bylaw exemption cards provided by the City of Edmonton as sufficient documentation.
- We have developed a set of protocols, which may change as circumstances dictate, that will act as a condition for on-campus attendance. It is important that all students, faculty, and staff are familiar with these protocols, as your presence on campus implies an understanding and acceptance of each condition.
Keeping Our Campus Safe and Healthy
We are all responsible for the health and safety of our community. As we work together to gradually and safely resume on-campus activities and events, we remain committed to following public health guidelines and recommendations to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
In addition to asking any person showing symptoms of COVID-19 to leave campus immediately and requiring the use of face masks in all indoor public spaces, we are implementing protocols and other measures aligned with public health regulations and recommendations.
- Custodial Services will be implementing enhanced cleaning strategies and techniques as per the Infection/Prevention and Control Guidance provided by Health Canada. Facilities will be cleaned and managed accordingly to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- We are limiting on-campus attendance to students, faculty, staff, and long-term tenants. Appropriate physical distancing (two metres) is required at all times and our facilities will be managed differently in order to protect the health and safety of our community.
- Employees will be continuing to work remotely when possible. This will not impact the delivery of services or programs on-campus.
- Gatherings and events on campus will look very different in September. We have developed a new process for planning and organizing events that assess potential risks and prioritizes health and safety.
Interested in learning more about what we are doing to limit the further spread of COVID-19? Please visit our health and safety page for more details.
- COVID-19 Information for Albertans
- Government of Canada Public Health Agency
- World Health Organization
- CUE Wellness
- Financial Aid and Awards
As Alberta Post-Secondary Institutions, we have an important role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We will take a responsible and proactive approach that balances our goal of supporting our students in achieving their learning objectives with the safety and health of our learners and institutional team members. While the decisions made by each institution will be unique to the institution needs and context, we are collectively utilizing alternative delivery models and solutions as well as staffing models to ensure that our doors remain open.
We recognize that the decisions we make today will need to be sustainable into the months ahead. Because the situation regarding COVID-19 is dynamic, we will continue to follow the advice of public health agencies as it is updated.
Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta