Queen’s Arts and Science undergraduate programs to be taught online

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Queen’s University announced Thursday, May 21, 2020 a decision to deliver Arts and Science undergraduate programs remotely for the fall term starting in September 2020. 

“We are committed to protecting the health of all members of our Faculty, and to providing equitable access to learning for all students,” says a statement from the Faculty of Arts and Science. 

Most graduate courses will also be delivered remotely, with some exceptions. Queens noted in a statement on Friday, May 15, 2020 that professional programs in medicine, nursing and rehabilitation therapy in the Faculty of Health Sciences are all high priority for on-campus teaching, as they require on-site clinical skills training. Students in graduate courses that will be delivered on campus will be receiving communications directly from their department heads, according to the university

The university is still leaving the door open to reverse the decision, should the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic change before the fall. 

“If public health declares that it is safe for all students to return to campus together later this summer, we will be more than ready to reverse this decision and welcome everyone back in person,” the statement reads.

The University is still accepting applications to several undergraduate and graduate programs for the September 2020 intake.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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