Coronavirus: Collège Boréal temporarily suspends classes and certain services

Coronavirus: Collège Boréal temporarily suspends classes and certain services

As a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Collège Boréal has decided to suspend face-to-face post-secondary education classes, continuing education courses and language training at all its campuses, from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, inclusively. Other services are also affected.

The College remains open and Boréal staff members should continue to report to work as usual, unless they present symptoms.

These are purely preventive measures. No cases of COVID-19 have been detected at Collège Boréal. As this week was marked by an increased number of COVID-19 infections in Ontario and the rest of Canada, our priority is to protect our students, teachers and staff.

Impact on the Academic Calendar

Staff members are working to ensure the academic year continues normally. Our academic teams are working diligently to minimize the impact of these measures and to propose alternate delivery of instruction with the prospect – at this hypothetical stage – of a prolonged suspension of face-to-face classes.

Collège Boréal has been actively monitoring the development of the coronavirus pandemic since January and preparing to deal with it. All our decisions are made in accordance with the recommendations of federal, provincial and local authorities.

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“We are aware of the challenges that these measures create for some of our students and clients. However, faced with the pandemic, our collective responsibility in the days to come is crucial: social distancing has proven effective wherever it has been implemented. We will redouble our efforts to minimize the impact of this decision on our academic calendar.”

Daniel Giroux, Collège Boréal President

 

Calendar of Suspended Activities

 

SERVICE/ACTIVITY STATUS DATES
Post-secondary Classes All classes are suspended March 16-20, inclusively
Online Courses (Boréal en ligne) All online classes will continue as scheduled n/a
Apprenticeship Courses (face-to-face) All classes are suspended March 16-20, inclusively
Apprenticeship Courses (online) All online classes will continue as scheduled n/a
Continuing Education (face-to-face) All classes are suspended March 16-20, inclusively
Continuing Education (online) All online classes will continue as scheduled n/a
Dual Credit Courses and Apprenticeships All classes are suspended March 16 to April 5, inclusively
Language Courses – Immigration All classes are suspended March 16-20, inclusively
Settlement Services Open n/a
Employment Services Decision to come n/a
Contract Training All courses are suspended March 16 to March 20, inclusively
COOP (Sudbury Campus) Open n/a
Fitness Centre (Sudbury Campus) Closed to the public. Open to employees and students only. n/a
Public activities (internal) held at ALL Collège Boréal campuses and sites All activities are suspended March 16 to April 5, inclusively
Public activities (external) held at ALL Collège Boréal campuses and sites All activities are suspended March 16 to April 5, inclusively
Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS/ACE) Courses All activities are suspended March 16-20, inclusively

 About

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario.

Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in seven campuses and 38 sites located in 26 communities throughout the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal holds the top rank in two of the five areas surveyed: graduation rate, and, for a fourth consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results are proof that investing in human capital is Boréal’s strength.

Learn more

To find out more about Collège Boréal’s programs and services, please visit our website at www.collegeboreal.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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For further information:

Ronan Le Guern
Manager – Communications and Media Relations
Tel.: 416-289-5130, ext. 5172
Cell.: 416-475-7038
ronan.leguern@collegeboreal.ca

 


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