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Dear Campus Community,
This is a very important time for us here at the University of Lethbridge. Over the course of the last two weeks, we have undergone a massive change in virtually everything we do and it’s thanks to the collective efforts and talents of our faculty and staff, many of whom are U of L alumni, that we’ve been able to achieve this transition.
In this time, we have moved our entire course delivery model out of the in-person classroom to an alternative mode. We have also taken bold action to shift the majority of our workforce off of campus and as of 4 p.m. today, the Lethbridge campus will have restricted access. Only select faculty and staff will be allowed access to campus to tend to specific critical research programs and operational continuity. As well, students in need of wi-fi and computer access will continue to utilize Anderson Hall. Everyone on campus will be registered and expected to adhere to strict physical distancing protocols.
We have taken these measures with the health and safety of our campus community as the guiding thought. We also understand our role as a community leader and not only will our commitment to the principles of physical distancing benefit the broader southern Alberta community from a health standpoint, it serves as an example to others that this situation must be taken seriously.
Every indication we are getting from health authorities is that this is a crucial week in our communities for stemming the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing is something we can all do our part to control. If we, as a community, work together and really pay heed to the advice of our health professionals, it’s been shown we will be able to slow down the rate of transmission. Only a collective effort will help us keep our community healthy.
This has been a difficult time for all of us and still, we have been able to deliver the U of L academic experience to our students and help them achieve their academic goals. We have also continued to find ways to impact their lives through special programs such as last week’s Campus Care Parcel giveaway. Later this week, we will be introducing further programs designed to support our students through these unprecedented times.
The U of L spirit has really shone through these past few weeks and I am heartened and proud of so many of you who have gone above and beyond to help us make this massive transition in the way we do business and continue to serve our students.
Please, stay connected, stay supportive and look after yourselves. We can and will accomplish great things if we continue to shine together.
Mike Mahon, PhD
President and Vice-Chancellor