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The session continues: review of the measures taken to facilitate the continuation of studies

Date of publication

March 30, 2020

The session continues: review of the measures taken to facilitate the continuation of studies

We would like to remind everyone that the winter session continues at Université Laval. Courses must now be completed by distance learning. However, we are sensitive to the fact that the COVID-19 crisis is disrupting your lives in many ways and that it is more difficult for some of you to continue learning. That is why we have taken a variety of steps in recent days to help you and make your live easier. Here are a few reminders:

  • In addition to the online course platform, many professors use various means to teach at distance and offer different accommodations in order to allow students to finish their session.
  • Students who complete their courses will have two choices when they receive their final grade: keep the grade that will contribute to the calculation of averages or be given a pass or fail grade that will not contribute to the calculation of averages. 
  • The deadline for dropping courses without a failing grade and without tuition reimbursement has been extended to April 24, 2020. 
  • The entire Student Assistance Centre team is mobilized to better support students experiencing stress from a distance. 
  • Great efforts are being made to facilitate the repatriation of students who were abroad. A majority of them have returned to Canada.
  • An intersectoral support committee looks after students in residence and assists them in their search for a new home. 
  • An emergency fund of $500,000 has been created to help students who are in a precarious situation to meet their basic needs. A fundraising campaign is underway at the Fondation de l'Université Laval to contribute to this emergency fund. 

Our experts in the media

We are very proud that many experts from Université Laval are taking the time to intervene in the media to enlighten the public on different aspects of the COVID-19 crisis. Since the beginning of this crisis, approximately 30 of our professors have given interviews, answered questions from the public or written open letters. Congratulations to all of you for your work, which is in keeping with our university's mission: to put knowledge at the service of society. 

Staying at home saves lives

We invite you to share on your networks the infographic "We stay home and save lives" from the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration. Translated into different languages, these infographics aim to inform as many people as possible of the current hygiene guidelines in Quebec. For example, the fact that a distance of 2 metres must be maintained from all persons when leaving the house to meet their basic needs.