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CAUT tracking winter semester adjustments due to COVID-19

In response to the highly contagious Omicron COVID-19 variant, universities and colleges across Canada are delaying the start of the winter semester or pivoting back to online classes.

Les syndicats des professeur.e.s (SPUL) et des chargé.e.s de cours (SCCCUL) of Université Laval issued a joint statement  this week calling on the Quebec government to delay the start of the winter semester until the end of January, arguing that faculty and teachers need more time and preparations to make the transition.

CAUT is tracking these changes and has made the information available to members and the public in its Institutional Re-Opening Plan Database.  As of today, 61 colleges and universities in Canada, 59 of whose academic staff associations are members of CAUT, have announced that the start of the Winter 2022 term will be delayed or that classes have or will resume online.