The Laurentian University Senate voted in favour of delivering the winter 2021 semester via remote delivery Oct. 20.
The discussion on the question focused first and foremost on providing the best possible education for Laurentian students while safeguarding the health, safety and wellness of students, faculty, and staff, said a press release.
Other factors in the discussion included the advances made in delivering classes via remote learning, the requirements related to hands-on learning, and the overall quality of the student experience.
The university will continue to deliver a small number of classes in-person, in a similar way to the fall 2020 semester, in which less than one per cent of classes were delivered in person.
Additionally, the university will continue to welcome students in residence apartments on campus. Staff have been working diligently to implement and maintain COVID-19 protocols to keep students safe and, amidst the circumstances, have created a secure environment for students to live and learn.
With recent announcements from the federal government, which welcome international students to Canada, Laurentian is pleased to host students from around the world in compliance with the campus’ COVID-19 readiness plan, said the press release.
The university continues to support students, faculty, and staff through their day to day activities remotely.
The winter semester takes place from January 2021 to April 2021.