With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in support of both federal and provincial initiatives to help mitigate the spread of the virus, the University of Windsor continues to do its part in this regard, with the health and safety of our community at the forefront. The University of Windsor Senate unanimously approved an Emergency Academic Plan on Friday, March 13. It is an extremely important measure and will provide a great deal of support and flexibility in the University’s efforts to effectively deal with COVID-19.
The Emergency Academic Plan has an immediate impact on academic programs:
- All classes will be cancelled on Monday, March 16; Tuesday, March 17; and Wednesday, March 18.
- This will provide time for faculty — after consultation with deans, associate deans and department heads — to alter the delivery of classes away from face to face to other forms of delivery including online.
- Beginning on Thursday, March 19, all courses will resume in their new form of delivery.
- Alternatives to in-person examinations are being implemented: students will not be required to be on campus to complete final exams.
On Monday, March 23, following consultation with Faculty Council, Windsor Law will move to a mandatory Pass-Fail designation. Faculty Council is the academic policy-making body for the law school and comprises faculty members and strong student representation. In light of COVID-19 developments, this policy will apply to all full-year and Winter term courses for the 2019-2020 year.
The University is asking a great deal of everyone at this time, and these measures will require an enormous effort on the part of faculty and staff across the institution. The University greatly appreciates the commitment and effort of everyone who will be involved in this unprecedented process.
The University will remain open but there are other related issues to announce:
- Residences will continue to operate until further notice.
- Food services, student health services, and other student services will continue to be available.
- Until further notice, we will be cancelling or postponing all non-essential University events both on and off campus.
As the University of Windsor is transitioning to an essential services model, effective Wednesday, March 18 the Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law building will be closed until further notice. All staff will remain available to assist remotely during this period. You can find staff members' contact information in the staff directory. Please note, you are encouraged to email as staff members will not have regular access to voicemail.
There will be no access to print books in the Paul Martin Law Library collection during this period, but remote services will continue during regular business hours. Please visit the Law Library website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/law/library for all of your information needs.
If you have additional questions specific to the Faculty of Law, please contact:
- Admission inquiries - Assistant Dean John Popham: email@example.com
- Academic inquiries (JD Programs) - Associate Dean Gemma Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academic inquiries (Dual JD Program) - Program Director Christina Loebach: Christina.Loebach@uwindsor.ca
- Academic inquiries (LLM Program) - Associate Dean Laverne Jacobs: email@example.com
- Student service inquiries - Assistant Dean Francine Herlehy: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All other inquiries - Office of the Dean: email@example.com
We will continue to provide additional information on a regular basis and encourage the campus community to continue to visit the University of Windsor's COVID-19 website.