Reminder: UPass, recreation fees and athletics fees
Reminder: GSA Support Bursary Program
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Reminder: COVID-19 Restrictions in Effect Dec. 13-Jan. 12
Effective December 13, 2020, new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Government of Alberta will be in place. These restrictions may impact graduate students in the following ways:
Graduate students are expected to work from home, except in the case of research-based students who must be on campus in order to access laboratories, studio spaces or other facilities that provide equipment necessary to the student’s research. When it is not necessary for you to be on campus, you should work remotely.
Students who continue to conduct research on campus must do so in compliance with and included in up-to-date and approved workspace safety plans. Please ensure you have reviewed and comply with your workspace safety plan.
Library and Cultural Resources (LCR) facilities, including the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL), will close. LCR will continue to offer a pick-up service for students who require physical resources.
For students planning an oral exam during the period affected by the new restrictions, if you have booked a room in the TFDL for the exam, we have confirmed that you can use the room.
Please take note of the following general restrictions. As of December 13, 2020:
The fitness centre, pool and recreational facilities will close.
All Active Living group programs are suspended.
The University Athletics suspension first announced on Nov. 26 will continue.
Study spaces outside of libraries will remain open to solo study only.
Group studying is not allowed except in situations where two or more students must be physically present for the purpose of practice or a practical activity. Students should opt for virtual study groups instead.
If two or more students must be physically present to practice a specific activity, the students should stay 2 metres apart from one another at all times and be masked.
Students who must come within 2 metres of each other for practice, rehearsal, or study must wear a mask, even if they are outdoors.
Performance practices and rehearsals can occur; however performances, concerts, and inter-school performance activities are not allowed at this time.
Streaming a live performance for an exam is permissible if there is no live audience involved.
No social gatherings in indoor workplaces, such as lunchroom gatherings, are allowed.
Until further notice to the contrary, food courts will only be permitted to provide take out, there will be no use of tables and seating permitted.
Reminder: Removal of Upass, Campus Recreation and Athletics General Fees for Winter 2021 Graduate students can expect to see these general fees removed from their Winter 2021 fee assessment by end of December, 2020.
Reminder: GSA Support Bursary Program Now Open
The GSA Support Bursary is provided to assist UCalgary Graduate Students in meeting their financial needs by bridging a financial gap that would otherwise impede the students’ ability to complete their studies (and is not deemed to be emergent/unexpected). Open year-round. Learn more.
Jan. 4-8- Winter Block Week Jan. 11- Start of Winter 2021 classes Jan. 15- Deadline to apply for Winter conferral of degree Jan. 21- End of refund period - Winter 2021 Jan. 21- Registration deadline for Winter 2021 Jan. 21- Last day to drop a class without financial penalty