Informational updates related to COVID-19

July 1, 2021

On July 1, the province lifted regulations and recommendations for wearing masks and physical distancing. The City of Edmonton also rescinded its masking bylaw.

In accordance, the university also rescinded its mask policy: the wearing of masks or face coverings is no longer be required on campus effective July 1. We acknowledge that some individuals may choose to continue to wear masks and practice physical distancing. We ask that you join us in respecting and supporting the choices of your fellow students and university employees.

Common areas and seating are now open. 

Summer 2021 course delivery

The majority of MacEwan University's courses for the Summer 2021 term are offered through online delivery. The university’s first priority in making this decision is to protect the health and safety of our students and employees.

Check out the 2020/21 Academic Year page for more information.

Whether students are on campus or studying online, they will continue to have access to the many support services they need to succeed: for information on supports for students, see Services for Students

Fall 2021 course delivery

Fall 2021 courses will be delivered using several different instruction modes in order to maximize flexibility and to allow the university to respond to any changes in Alberta Health Services (AHS) restrictions. Detailed information regarding course delivery will be distributed in Fall term course outlines that will be available in late August.

Instruction modes

In-person: Taught face-to-face during regularly scheduled class times and in a setting that accommodates physical distancing requirements as per AHS guidelines at the time of the class.

Online – Asynchronous: Asynchronous online learning does not require real-time interaction; instead, content is available online for students to access when it best suits their schedules. Assignments are completed to deadlines.

Online – Synchronous: Synchronous online learning happens in real time during a scheduled class time. Online activities vary depending on the course and the instructor. Examples of synchronous activities might include online lectures, class discussions (optional or mandatory), office hours and exam reviews.

Hybrid: Hybrid learning incorporates both an in-person and online component. Students registered in hybrid classes should expect to have some component of their class delivered in person and will need to be able to attend classes on campus during the term. Some hybrid classes are expected to move completely on-site.

This Fall, hybrid learning is very flexible: in-person meetings might be regularly scheduled (e.g., once or twice a week with some or all the students in the class) or infrequently scheduled as health restrictions allow and as planned by the instructor. Infrequent meetings might include drop-in discussions, in-person office hours or regular classes once room capacities return to normal. The online component of the hybrid class will be either online asynchronous or online-synchronous (see above). Students should consult their course outline to determine how the instructor plans to offer their hybrid class.

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