COVID-19 updates

LATEST: August 18, 2022

From the President: Update on plans for Fall 2022

The Fall term is just around the corner, and I am writing to provide you with an update on our plans for this September.

We are planning for a full return to in-person course delivery this Fall: all face-to face components of in-person and hybrid courses will proceed as planned. We will, as we did before the pandemic, also continue to provide online options that meet our students where they are and provide flexibility to the community we serve.

At this time, the province does not require you to isolate, but we ask that you stay home if you are feeling unwell or test positive for COVID-19. Please reach out directly to your instructor if you will be absent from class.

While physical distancing and wearing masks on campus are not mandatory, we still strongly recommend that you continue to wear masks in high-traffic areas or in other areas where you are in close proximity to others. We also ask that you join us in respecting the choices of your fellow students and university employees regarding masking and physical distancing.

There will no longer be a requirement for students, employees, or visitors to campus to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or rapid test results. We know that the majority of our campus community is vaccinated, and we thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and healthy.

As we have throughout the past two years, we will continue to respond to changing circumstances and guidance from government and public health agencies. As always, please continue to check your email and the university website for updates related to the university’s response to COVID-19.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus for the Fall term – we are excited that we will all, once again, connect in person and experience the excitement of a busy and energetic campus.

Dr. Annette Trimbee
President and Vice-Chancellor

Safety measures

The university asks members of our community to continue do their part to contribute to the safety of everyone on campus.

  • Follow best practices for regular and thorough hand hygiene: hand washing and/or using hand sanitizer.
  • Practice good respiratory etiquette: coughing or sneezing into your bent elbow or into a tissue and immediately disposing of the used tissue
  • Continue to wear masks in high-traffic areas or in other areas where you are in close proximity to others.

Isolation recommendations

  • Check the Alberta isolation recommendations website
  • If you have symptoms or test positive for Covid-19, isolate at home for 5 days from the start of symptoms
  • Wear a mask for the next 5 days while in indoor spaces with other people


Faculty, staff and students can request and receive approval for international travel.

Some conditions must be followed:

  • Those applying for travel authorization should consult The Government of Canada Travel Advisory website.
  • Individuals are responsible for any additional requirements related to travel. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test that is required to enter a foreign country or to return to Canada are the responsibility of the traveller. Travellers should confirm vaccination and quarantine requirements needed for a country prior to booking travel.
  • Travellers must be aware that border openings, requirements, and travel authorizations could change at any time. It is possible for travel authorization to be revoked.

For more information about student travel:

Protection from Discrimination

Every member of our university community has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and to be welcomed and supported on our campus. No person should be targeted in any way or subjected to discrimination resulting from a perception that they may be a carrier of a communicable disease based on factors including perceived disability, race, ancestry or place of origin.

If anyone has been targeted based on any of these or other factors, the behaviour should be reported to the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity or the Confidence Line.

Email Office of Human Rights Diversity and Equity:

Confidence Line