Courses at McGill this Fall: “Primarily Through Remote Delivery Platforms”

McGill University announced today that most teaching there in Fall 2020 will be done remotely, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From a press release from the university:

McGill’s Fall semester will start as scheduled, with the University committed to delivering the exciting, high quality, equitable  educational experience for which McGill is known. To allow McGill students to begin, or continue, their academic path no matter where they are, Fall 2020 courses will be offered primarily through remote delivery platforms…

As the situation evolves, and as public health restrictions on social gathering are lifted, the University will examine possibilities for on-campus student life and learning activities, which will respect careful safety protocols. These may include activities such as small classroom-based seminars, conferences, tutorials, workshops, or reading groups as well as various campus life and engagement activities. Keeping health and safety as its primary consideration, the University will aim to replicate virtually these activities to allow maximum participation by all. 

Related: “University of South Carolina Announces Plan to Restart In-Person Classes the Fall.”

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4 years ago

SFU and UBC are doing something similar. What is notable is that unlike in Quebec, currently in British Columbia, there is containment — under 30 new cases per day for the past week or two. We are starting to open up, but it is going to be a slow and very intentional process. All three institutions are public.
Here is the SFU VPA’s statement
The SFU President’s statement is here:
Here is the UBC President’s statement:

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4 years ago

I should have included University of Victoria, the third major BC university. They are also online for the Fall. Here is the President’s statement: