Capilano University pauses classes and prepares to move online

Mar 15 2020, 11:24 am

Capilano University has cancelled classes Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 as it prepares to move away from in-person instruction.

Classes will resume remotely on Wednesday, March 18, the university said in a statement Sunday.

“Instructors will advise their students as to the specific route that their classes will resume. Students are asked to monitor their email closely over the next several days for these instructions,” Linda Munro, senior communications officer, said.

More information about how exams will work should be coming soon as well, Munro said.

Capilano University’s move follows other BC schools like UBC and SFU that have cancelled face-to-face classes to halt coronavirus spread.

Capilano University said it’s shifting away from in-person classes for the rest of the semester. But if some classes do resume in person, Munro said “appropriate social distancing” would be implemented.

Although in-person classes are cancelled, Capilano University’s campuses will remain open with their normal operating hours.

With coronavirus on the rise, Health Canada is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.