To the CBU Community,
On Wednesday, May 19, Nova Scotia announced that its province-wide lockdown due to COVID-19 case numbers and concerns around the COVID-19 variants, will remain in effect until mid-June. Cape Breton University had previously shifted to a Modified Level 1 of our Return to Campus plan in order to align with this provincial regulation, and we will remain at this level. During this period all classes are delivered online, and will continue to be offered online until it is safe to begin in-person delivery once again.
Here, at Cape Breton University, we continue to trust in our health leaders including Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, and will continue to make every decision with the primary focus of health, well-being and safety of our campus, and the broader community, in mind. We remain optimistic that with vaccinations and a full effort of following public health protocols, we will be able to offer in-person courses again for the Fall semester in September. This, of course, will only be the case if it is safe to do so at the time.
As September advising and registration opens on Tuesday, May 25, please keep in mind that, should federal or provincial regulations change, CBU will be prepared to pivot from in-person to online delivery to ensure we are meeting the academic needs of our students, wherever they are on their learning journey.
Until we can meet again in person, remember to show compassion to those you encounter. This is a very challenging time for everyone and kindness truly matters. Please do not engage in non-essential travel, stay within your own municipality, wear your mask, respect physical distancing and wash your hands. We’re in this together.
Yours very truly,
David C. Dingwall
President and Vice-Chancellor