- The University of Minnesota has shifted to remote operations until the end of the semester break due to concerns about the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
The University of Manitoba is refocusing on distance education.
Due to concerns about the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the University of Minnesota has shifted to remote operations until the end of the term break, despite initial plans for in-person classes during the 2022 winter term (February 26).
“We hope to resume face-to-face operations for the remainder of the Winter Term, but this will be guided by what public health experts deem to be both prudent and safe,” President and Vice-Chancellor Michael Benarroch said in a statement.
To acclimate to public health orders, the University of Manitoba plans to evaluate its approach until the end of the semester.
“We will continue to be guided by science, not our best intentions.”
Brandon University is also going remote for the first semester of the winter semester. The school also requests that the BU senate approve a week’s delay at the start of the semester.
If approved, the university will reopen on January 4, but classes will not start until January 11.
According to BU, online learning will be available until at least the end of January.
Late last week, the University of Winnipeg announced a switch to remote learning for the winter semester.
The University of Winnipeg announced that classes would be held online until reading week (Feb. 20-26). It will be decided whether or not students will return to campus after the break-in in late January.
Currently, Red River College Polytechnic’s on-campus activities are limited to necessary training, with everything else done online.
Source: Global News
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