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

COVID-19 community update

March 15, 2021

At 8 a.m. on March 14, 2020, in-person classes were suspended. In the span of one week, UNB transitioned to provide essential services as directed by New Brunswick Public Health, the Government of New Brunswick declared a state of emergency and all course instruction resumed using alternative delivery methods.

The past 12 months have presented challenges leaving us forever changed as a society, as a university and as individuals. No one has been untouched by the pandemic. We have adapted how we live, work, learn and how we interact with our colleagues, family and friends.

I am proud of how our community has rallied together to help support and care for one another since the onset of the global pandemic.

I offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to each and every member of the UNB community for your resilience, dedication, creativity and commitment throughout the pandemic. Regardless of where we are located, the UNB community continues to make remarkable strides in evolving our academic programs to a blended learning model, answering the call for COVID-19 specific research and adapting our support services to promote the well-being of our community.

With every challenge, new opportunities emerge which will shape our institution into the future. I am confident that our UNB community will continue to innovate, adapt, lead and collaborate in creating positive change in our community, in our province and beyond. As a university community, we are stronger when we work together.

As our province continues to make progress towards safely reopening our borders and loosening restrictions, we can strengthen our optimism toward a brighter future and a return to a new normal. The health, safety and well-being of the UNB community will remain our primary concern as we continue planning for Fall 2021.

I look forward to when our campuses are bustling with activity and our community is together again in person.

With kind regards,

Paul J. Mazerolle
President and Vice-Chancellor

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