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The University of Lethbridge previously announced its intention to return to in-person learning beginning February 28, in alignment with changes to provincial Covid-19 mandates. However, all classes are currently suspended due to the ongoing Faculty Association strike.
The strike has created additional uncertainty for students. With more than 68 per cent of University of Lethbridge students coming from outside our community, students have expressed concern about the preparedness for the demand to be available to relocate for in-person learning on short notice and a lack of timeline information to make decisions on accommodation, rent, visas, and availability for summer jobs.
The University sympathizes with these concerns, and is working to reach a reasonable labour agreement with ULFA members as quickly as possible.
To provide students with the certainty they are seeking, and to support that majority of students who live outside our community, the University will not require students to relocate to Lethbridge or Calgary to complete the Spring semester when the strike action ends.
Classes taught online before the strike will continue online for the remainder of this semester. Experiential courses that were already being delivered in-person prior to job action will be permitted to continue to do so at the conclusion of the strike.
The University of Lethbridge will return to in-person learning beginning with its summer term offerings.
Our campuses and services will be open and available to students. All students are welcome to and encouraged to continue to access and make use of campus spaces and resources, including student services, the library, study spaces, fitness and recreation facilities, food services, the Agility Innovation Zone, and other common areas. Residences will remain open and residence students may contact firstname.lastname@example.org should they have questions.
Students continue to have access to a variety of student supports such as Academic Advising, Counselling Services, Career Bridge, Health Centre, Indigenous Student Centre, International Centre, Scholarships & Student Finance, etc. Counselling Services are also available throughout the strike, and once classes resume.
Erasmus Okine, PhD
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
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