UdeS online Friday, but research continues
As of Friday, most teaching activities at the University of Sherbrooke will be given remotely, the institution announced as Estrie prepares to move into the red zone.
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Isabelle Pion La Tribune As of Friday, most teaching activities at the University of Sherbrooke will be given remotely, the institution announced as the Estrie region is preparing to move into the red zone. Unlike the month of March when research activities were put on hiatus, they will continue. In this sense, the situation is very different from last March, notes Rector Pierre Cossette.
“It's completely different. It has been established that the research that must be done on site will be done on site, ”he says, stressing that researchers are used to working in a risk management context.
“We don't stop research at all. We are going to minimize the staff on site, but we are continuing our research activities 100%. “
This fall, approximately 60% of teaching activities were able to take place face to face. UdeS has chosen to bet on a hybrid model, maximizing face-to-face as much as possible. Dr. Cossette is also proud of the work accomplished so far.
Although most courses will be offered remotely as of Friday, exceptions are planned, particularly for clinical simulation activities and teaching laboratories.
The rector addressed the university community on Tuesday, when the region will officially pass into the red zone on Thursday. So far, only one outbreak has been recorded at UdeS. To date, it has 131 cases identified since the start of the school year on all of its campuses. UdeS has more than 30,000 students.
The institution also notes that exams or other forms of evaluation identified by the faculties may also be held in person. The courses are also maintained “in accordance with the sanitary instructions” of each of the environments.
More details will be released over the next few days.