FAQ — Classes Resume

FAQ — Classes Resume

What changes were made to the academic calendar?

The revised academic calendars are posted on the College website. Click on the following links to access them.

2017-2018 Fall Semester

2018 Winter Semester

Quick facts:

  • Fall Semester classes will go until Thursday, December 21, 2017.
  • The College will be closed for the Holiday Season from Friday, December 22, 2017 (at noon) until Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
  • The Fall Semester will go until Friday, January 12, 2018.
  • Winter Semester classes will begin on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
  • Reading Week will take place between Monday, March 5 and Friday, March 9, 2018. Please note that dates may vary by program. Please check with your program coordinator or dean.
  • Winter Semester classes will go until Friday, April 27, 2018.

When will the exams be scheduled?

Please check your course outlines as exams are held within the class schedule. For additional details, please speak with faculty.

How will you guarantee a quality education?

The success of our students is our number one priority. We have drafted contingency plans for every program in collaboration with faculty. These plans will allow students to achieve learning outcomes as expected. While some dates and evaluations have been modified, please know that the entire Boréal team will make every effort to support you upon your return and to ensure your academic success.

For questions regarding contingency plans or learning outcomes, please contact the dean of your program:

  • Kim Morris, Dean of the School of Health Sciences, at 705-560-6673 or 1-800-361-6673 (toll free), ext. 4670
  • Diane Sénécal, Dean of the School of Business and Community Services, at 705-560-6673 or 1-800-361-6673 (toll free), ext. 4320
  • Tina Montgomery, Dean of the School of the Environment and Natural Resources / School of Trades and Applied Technologies at 705-560-6673 or 1-800-361-6673 (toll free), ext. 2805

I need to complete a work placement as part of my program. Have changes been made to that schedule?

Work placements vary by program. Please check with your program coordinator or dean.

Will I be able to obtain my certifications as expected?

Yes. We have drafted contingency plans for every program in collaboration with faculty. These plans will allow students to achieve learning outcomes as expected, including certifications.

Will students be reimbursed for additional expenses incurred during the strike?

Ontario colleges and the provincial government have finalized details regarding the Student Strike Relief Fund.

To learn more or to submit a request for reimbursement, please see the following documents (in French only) :

How will the strike impact my OSAP?

Students currently receiving OSAP who were likely to graduate before December 31 of this year, and who have their current semester extended, will receive additional OSAP for the length of the extension.

OSAP will not be affected for the Winter Semester as that period will not be extended past April.

I’ve decided to withdraw from my program because of the strike. Will I be reimbursed for this semester?

Students who decide to withdraw from college because of the strike will receive a full tuition refund if they withdraw from their program by December 5.

To learn more or to submit a request for reimbursement, please see the following documents (in French only):

I had planned a trip based on the old academic calendar. What can I do now?

We are aware that some students had made travel arrangements based on the previous academic calendar. Each case will be examined individually; however, please speak with your professors or the dean of your program as soon as possible.

I feel overwhelmed since the return to class. What should I do?

Upon returning to class, you may feel anxious, relieved, confused, or angry. Services are available to assist you during this time and throughout the academic year.

Please see our list of available services.

Boréal students can also reach our Counselling Services by phone at 705-560-6673 (or 1-800-361-6673), ext. 2020, or by email at counseling@collegeboreal.ca.

For additional resources, please see the Centre for Innovation on Campus Mental Health (CICMH) website https://campusmentalhealth.ca/.

Does the Travail-Boréal program end on December 13th?

No. The Travail-Boréal program will run until the end of the Fall Semester on January 12, 2018. To remain eligible to work as part of this program, students must continue their studies until the end of the semester. Contact your supervisor for more information.

How does the end of the Ontario college strike affect my immigration status?

Please visit Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship website.

I may have more questions. Whom can I speak with?

The Admissions Office can help direct you to the appropriate person or department. Contact them in person, by email at registrariat@collegeboreal.ca, or by phone at 705-560-6673 or 1-800-361-6673 (toll free), ext. 2170.


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