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President Mohamed Lachemi announces university’s plans to deal with COVID-19

As of today, March 13, Ryerson classes will move to alternative formats in response to COVID-19
Category:From the President
March 13, 2020
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The week of March 16 will be a week of transition allowing faculty and staff to explore and implement alternate forms of program delivery.

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Effective today, March 13, the university will be shifting all in-person classes to virtual and other alternative forms of delivery.  

As of today, all exams will also be conducted by alternate methods.  

The Office of the Provost will be reaching out to all faculties on the next steps in this transition, including learning and technical supports available to assist in offering alternative delivery methods.

Information regarding alternative options for year-end exams is also forthcoming.  

Effective immediately, the university is undertaking the following additional actions:

  • All university-sanctioned international travel by students and staff is cancelled until August 31 or further notice;
  • All university-sanctioned international travel by faculty is to be avoided until August 31 or further notice;
  • All community members returning from outside the country must self-isolate for two weeks upon their return to Canada;
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学生们 can learn more about services available to them at the Ryerson Centre for Student Development and Counselling.  

Employees seeking counselling should access the employee and family assistance program for resources and counselling.

As always if you are sick and experiencing cold and/or flu-like symptoms, you are encouraged to stay home and to follow the directives of Toronto Public Health, external link.  

For more information on COVID-19, including a FAQs with information including what to do if you have flu like symptoms, need to self-isolate, 要么 how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and other flu like illnesses please visit


Mohamed Lachemi
President and Vice-Chancellor

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