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Reporting an Illness - Students

With the potential for health-related concerns, the University has made the decision to extend the use of the student self-report of illness interface for the Winter 2022 semester.

All students* are asked to use UWinsite Student to report an illness that will prevent them from attending in-person instruction, completing an assessment on time or taking an exam for a specific course.

For detailed instructions, see the following knowledge base article at

Visit the Guidance for COVID-19 Positive, Presumed Positive or Close Contacts page for more information.

Illness should be reported to

As always, students are entitled to request accommodations based on medical or compassionate grounds, such as bereavement or serious mental or physical health circumstances, or unanticipated extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student (e.g., jury duty, caring for an ill family member, labour disputes, etc.) (Bylaw 54, 2.18 and Bylaw 55, 1.11).  Determinations about whether and how to accommodate students who submit requests for consideration based on compassionate grounds will as usual be made by instructors and/or the Associate Dean, in keeping with any standard procedures within specific Faculties and the Senate bylaws.

*Students in the JD and Dual JD programs as well as clinical Nursing courses, field placement Social Work courses, and Faculty of Education students during their practicum placements, are asked to follow their faculty's and/or departmental/school procedures.