June 15 COVID-19 Update | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | UNB

COVID-19 Update

June 15, 2020

Dear UNB community,

We look forward to welcoming our students, faculty and staff back to UNB for the fall term. Our campuses will be open with limited access as we continue to follow the directives of New Brunswick Public Health to ensure the health and safety of our UNB community. We recognize this as a positive step forward as we transition to being fully operational on both campuses.

As announced on June 1, the 2020 academic fall term at UNB will be delivered through a blended learning model that includes a combination of alternative delivery methods and in-person classes and labs that are defined as follows:

  • In-person instruction: Courses delivered by an instructor with students in attendance in a classroom, lecture hall, auditorium or laboratory on UNB campuses. This also includes clinical and education practicums.
  • Alternative delivery method (ADM): Courses normally offered on campus by in-person instruction will be delivered remotely using a variety of learning strategies selected by the instructor.
  • Combination: Courses will be offered using both in-person instruction and alternative delivery methods.

The delivery method for each course is identified in the course registration system. The UNB course timetable indicates if courses are offered through in-person instruction, alternative delivery method or a combination of the two.

Students who are unable to participate in mandatory in-person courses and labs that do not have an ADM option but are required to meet program outcomes and satisfy lab and practicum requirements must contact their academic advisor immediately for program advising. More information can be found on the UNB fall term update.

UNB Libraries will be available to support learning in all programs but with restrictions to in-person capacity as required by New Brunswick Public Health. UNB Residences will be open with limitations as directed by public health guidelines and applicants have been contacted.

We acknowledge that this a challenging time but we are committed to providing a high quality learning experience for our students as well as a safe environment for those who come to campus. Although we all may not be physically together, we remain connected by our community of students, staff and faculty across both campuses.

With kind regards,

Paul J. Mazerolle
President and Vice-Chancellor

George A. MacLean
Vice-President Academic (Fredericton)

Petra Hauf
Vice-President Saint John

David MaGee
Vice-President Research