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Cape Breton University announces winter semester to be online

The campus centre at Cape Breton University is shown in this file photo. CONTRIBUTED
The campus centre at Cape Breton University is shown in this file photo. CONTRIBUTED
SYDNEY, N.S. —

Cape Breton University announced Wednesday that classes for the winter semester will be delivered online.

A limited number of exceptions will be made in cases where in-person delivery is essential but students will continue to be supported in a virtual environment or in-person by appointment only.

“Our commitment to academic integrity, quality educational opportunities and positive student experiences remain,” said CBU president David Dingwall in a news release. “We will continue to support students through our student readiness resources and other areas of support, and to support faculty through the centre for teaching and learning. We also plan to create some on-campus engagement opportunities for students where and when possible.”

Over the summer months, CBU’s faculty, staff and students have focused on online delivery, and the first weeks of the fall semester have gone well, said the news release.

On May 3, 2021, CBU will resume in-person classes, unless epidemiology and/or other health-and-safety circumstances change.

“The health and well-being of the Cape Breton Island community is paramount, as is ensuring we are providing high-quality education for the next generation of critical thinkers and thought innovators,” said Dingwall.

“Cape Breton University will continue to work with, and take direction from Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Robert Strang, to ensure we can efficiently and appropriately achieve both.”

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