University of Calgary campus

May 5, 2021

Three-week suspension of in-person classes

Message to campus community from President McCauley

On May 4, 2021, Premier Jason Kenney announced further public health actions to “stop the spike” of COVID-19 cases occurring across Alberta. One of those actions was to direct all post-secondary institutions to move in-person instruction online — immediately, and for a period of at least three weeks.

If you are currently enrolled in an in-person class for the spring/summer semester, your instructor will reach out to you shortly with alternate plans for the weeks in question. If you were scheduled to come to campus for class May 5, we ask that you stay home.

This last year has been difficult, but while COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives, there is reason for optimism in the near future. As we press forward with vaccinations, I am hopeful — as I know we all are — that we will soon be in a place where such disruptions are behind us.

In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and reach out if you need assistance. These are very trying times and there are supports for students, faculty and staff available.

As this situation unfolds, we commit to providing regular updates. As well, you can always find the most recent COVID-19 news from the university here.

Thank you, as always, for everything you do to protect yourselves and each other. I am continually inspired by the compassion and resiliency of our campus community.

Ed McCauley
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Calgary