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September 20, 2021

Update September 20, 2021 - Important Reminder: Vaccine Policy

 
The health and safety of our campus remains a top priority. The Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy was enacted and supported with the intention to encourage a higher rate of vaccination for our faculty, staff and students.

The University is also obligated under the Provincial mandate to enact and enforce this COVID-19 vaccination policy, including weekly reporting to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. As Deputy Minister Shelley Tapp has recently shared, “institutions should be prepared for weekly reporting to support the Ministry (of Colleges and Universities) and our colleagues in the Ministry of Health and Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health to closely monitor vaccine rates and the implementation of vaccine policies during the start of the fall semester”.
 
Faculty and Staff who are not adhering to the vaccination policy as of October 7, regardless of whether you are currently working on campus or not, will be deemed to have made themselves unavailable for work.

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Update September 13, 2021 - Campus Spaces: Outdoor Tents

 
Looking for study space? Outdoor tented study spaces are now located on campus near the CAW Student Centre (Memorial / Dillon Hall courtyard) and the Welcome Centre.

The tents feature enhanced wifi and power charging stations

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Update September 10, 2021 - Important Vaccination Policy Update: September 20, 2021 Deadline

 
The University of Windsor announced a mandatory vaccine policy that went into effect this past Tuesday, September 7, 2021. This policy applies to all staff, faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Our main priority is campus safety, and the intention of the policy is to encourage a higher rate of vaccination on our campus.
 
All staff, students, and faculty, regardless of their vaccination status, may continue using the rapid antigen screening program to attend campus through until September 20, 2021.

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Update September 9, 2021 - Self-Assessment Questionnaire - QR Code Next Steps

 

Screening is an important tool to keep our campus safe. Students, faculty, staff and visitors must complete the daily self-assessment questionnaire prior to attending campus. The Safe Lancer App makes completing the questionnaire a quick and easy process. No mobile device? A paper form is also available.

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Update September 8, 2021 - Campus Orientation Video and Things You Need to Know for Return to Campus

 

The Fall 2021 semester is set to begin tomorrow, Thursday, September 9. Study will take place on-campus, online and through a variety of course delivery modes. We look forward to welcoming you back safely to a return to campus life and community.

With the return of in-person learning for select courses (either exclusively or as part of a hy-flex delivery mode), health and safety focused protocols and procedures have been established to ensure that campus is as safe as possible. On-campus activity, event and study spaces are also available for those who don't have in-person classes.

Heading back to campus? Watch the Campus Orientation Video to get on your way.

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Update September 8, 2021 - Friday, September 10: On-Campus Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic

 
#TakeAJab on-campus this Friday! The University of Windsor is hosting a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinic, Friday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while quantities last).

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Update September 7, 2021 - Important Update: Vaccine Policy, Exemption Requests and Protocol Reminder

 
Vaccine Policy
The University of Windsor is following the provincial directive stating that COVID-19 Vaccination Policies are mandatory for a number of high-risk settings. In order to align with the provincial directive, for anyone who will be on campus, at least a first dose of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine will be required by September 7, 2021 and a second dose will be required by October 7, 2021.

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Update September 6, 2021 - Required Safe Lancer App Updates Now Available as Vaccination Policy Takes Effect

 
The University of Windsor’s vaccination policy comes into effect on Tuesday, September 7. Critical Safe Lancer app updates have been completed to reflect changes in the COVID-19 Daily Self-Assessment form. Changes to the self-assessment form include updated questions now required by the province and questions related to vaccination status.

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Update September 3, 2021 - Important Update: Vaccination Policy & Accessing Campus

 
To the UWindsor Campus Community,
 
As recently announced, the University of Windsor is following the provincial directive stating that COVID-19 Vaccination Policies are mandatory for a number of high-risk settings. This also follows recommendations made by the Council of Ontario Universities and the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health in efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on campus communities.

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Update September 1, 2021 - Message to UWindsor Campus Community: Ministry Guidelines

 
Dear UWindsor Campus Community,
 
Throughout this pandemic, our number one priority has been the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. In keeping with our commitment to sharing as much information as possible as it becomes available, we want to inform you that the Ministry of Colleges and Universities released a set of guidelines yesterday evening with respect to the fall opening of post-secondary institutions.
 

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Update August 23, 2021 - Hy-flex classrooms technology and safety features support hybrid learning

 
When UWindsor and post-secondary learning institutions around the world made the rapid shift to online learning in March 2020, the initiative was driven by public health guidelines to promote the safety of students, faculty and staff.
 
That same safety focus continues to shape the University of Windsor's efforts as selected courses return to the classroom for the Fall 2021 semester (exclusively, or through hy-flex delivery).

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Update August 20, 2021 - Message to UWindsor Campus Community: Vaccination Policy

 
Dear UWindsor Campus Community,

On Tuesday, Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced a provincial directive stating that COVID-19 Vaccination Policies are Mandatory for a number of sectors including health care and education, among others.
 
The provincial directive comes as the University of Windsor and other post-secondary institutions across the province recently issued similar mandates in efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 for our campus communities and follows recommendations made by the Council of Ontario Universities.

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Update August 18, 2021 - On-Campus Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic

#TakeAJab on-campus this Tuesday! The University of Windsor is hosting a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinic, Tuesday, August 24 from 10am to 3pm (or while quantities last).

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Update August 13, 2021 - UWindsor announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for staff, faculty and students

As we look forward to the safe and gradual return to campus in just a few weeks, the health and safety of our staff, faculty and students remains our number one priority. 

Throughout the pandemic we have continued to implement robust health and safety protocols based on the advice of health authorities. Following discussions surrounding the ongoing risks posed by COVID-19, including the concerns of a fourth wave by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, the emergence of new variants and current regional vaccination rates, the University of Windsor has made the decision to require COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty, staff and visitors who attend campus. As always, we have been working closely with our partners at the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, who fully endorse this action.

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Update August 12, 2021 - Important Information about On-Campus Building Access for Faculty & Staff

As of August 16, 2021, faculty and staff will once again have access to University buildings through use of their UwinCARD or keyfobs. Buildings must be entered using designated entrances that are marked by signs.

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Update July 31, 2021 - On-Campus Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic, August 6

#TakeAJab on-campus next Friday! A one-day only, on-campus pop-up clinic will offer 1st or 2nd dose COVID mRNA vaccines to those 12+ next Friday, August 6 from 10am to 3pm (or while quantities last). This is a public clinic and open to the Windsor-Essex community.

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Update July 30, 2021 - Vax Facts with Dr. Lisa Porter

UWSA President Jasleen Dayal speaks with UWindsor professor and WE-Spark Health Institute Director, Dr. Lisa Porter to give you the Vax Facts.

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Update July 26, 2021 - Faculty & Staff Update: A Message from President Gordon

Dear Faculty & Staff,

Last week, you may have read about the recent announcement from The Ministry of Colleges and Universities regarding preparing for a full return to in-person classes for the Fall 2021 semester.

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Update July 26, 2021 - Student Update: A Message from Provost Weir

Dear Students,

I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful summer. Last week, our returning students were able to complete the registration process for the Fall 2021 semester. As communicated previously, the upcoming semester is unlike any the University of Windsor has offered before. Course delivery mode options will give students the opportunity to continue their studies in a variety of ways.

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Update July 23, 2021 - Important Information for Faculty & Staff: UwinCARD Building Access Update

Faculty and staff returning to campus may require a new UwinCARD to access some buildings on campus.

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Update July 19, 2021 - UWindsor students help launch Take A Jab campaign

The University of Windsor today launched a COVID vaccination campaign to encourage students to not only get into the ring and "Take A Jab" to knockout COVID, but to carry the vaccination message to others in the under-25 population around Windsor-Essex County.

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Update July 7, 2021 - Returning Students: Fall 2021 Registration

The University of Windsor is excited for the return to campus life and community as we aim to maximize opportunities for on campus experiences.

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Update June 24, 2021 - Virtual Faculty & Staff Town Hall: Video Link

The Faculty & Staff Town Hall on Tuesday, June 22 presented important updates and information about our return to campus efforts. Participants also took part in a live Q&A session. The Town Hall is now available for viewing.

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Update June 23, 2021 - Campus Update: Student Parking

As part of the Fall 2021 return to campus, all parking lot operations will resume for Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors on September 1, 2021.

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Update June 18, 2021 - Campus Parking Update: Faculty & Staff

As part of the Fall 2021 return to campus, all parking lot operations will resume for Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors on September 1, 2021.

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Update June 17, 2021 - Hy-Flex Workshops prepare faculty for unique course delivery in Fall 2021

UWindsor’s teaching and educational technology support teams are working with faculty to ensure they are ready for hy-flex course delivery.

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Update June 11, 2021 - RSVP for Faculty and Staff Town Hall

To share information about the return to campus for faculty and staff and to address any questions, a Virtual Town Hall will take place on Tuesday, June 22 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Some members of the Action Group for Fall Return will present important updates and take part in a live Q&A.

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Update June 9, 2021 - Important Information for Fall 2021 Registration

To all Faculty and Staff,

The University of Windsor is excited for the return to campus life and community as we aim to maximize opportunities for on campus experiences. A variety of course delivery modes will be offered for Fall 2021 such as face-to-face, online, hybrid and hy-flex courses. 

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Update June 1, 2021 - A Message from President Gordon

To all Faculty and Staff,

I want to thank you for your continued dedication and resilience as we’ve worked together over the past year navigating the challenges of COVID-19. Your commitment, ingenuity, and focus have been exemplary. 

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