Universities announce plans for in-class learning in September

A growing number of Canada’s universities say they’re planning a return to in-person instruction this fall as the rollout of vaccines gathers pace and institutions turn their attention to the year ahead, writes Joe Friesen for The Globe and Mail.

British Columbia Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry told the presidents of colleges and universities in her province last week that they should prepare to conduct in-person instruction in September. The provincial ministry said it will issue guidelines over the next few months on how to safely resume campus life.

University of British Columbia (UBC) President Santa Ono said in a campus e-mail broadcast that, based on current immunisation timelines, UBC would be ready to increase its level of on-campus activities in September. The provincial government has indicated that if vaccine delivery goes as planned, it should be possible for everyone in the province who is eligible to be immunised by mid-summer.
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