U of R cancels 2020 spring convocation due to COVID-19

Students at the University of Regina will not be taking part in any convocation celebrations this spring.

The university has announced their 2020 spring convocation has been cancelled in order to limit social contact due to COVID-19 risks, noting “the health and safety of our campus community is of the utmost importance.” The decision also affects federated colleges.

“In the coming days we will determine how best to recognize and mark this significant accomplishment of our graduates,” stated the U of R in a daily campus update.

Credentials will be awarded to students when they are earned and the decision will not affect the timing of degrees, diplomas and certificates.

The U of R has also provided clarification on how the spring and summer semesters will look for students.

“The ongoing threat of COVID-19 transmission, along with the success of our transition to distance learning over the last ten days, has prompted the academic sub-committee to confirm that all courses in the upcoming spring/summer semester will be offered via remote learning.”

The university cancelled classes on March 14 and has since moved students to remote courses.

Their last update showed that 1,756 students have engaged remotely with 40 virtual classes.

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