COVID-19 Update: January classes

Dec 23, 2021

Transitioning to virtual, synchronous delivery until January 24

This measure will help support the health and safety of our community.

Dear Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s undergraduate students,

Due to concerns with rising cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, and in step with UBC’s recent announcement about January classes, Corpus Christi-St. Mark’s will transition undergraduate courses to virtual delivery until January 24, 2022. This is an interim and proactive measure to support the health and safety of the students, faculty, staff and wider community.

Undergraduate classes will begin as scheduled on January 10, 2022. Courses that were previously scheduled to be in-person will have the first two weeks taught as virtual, synchronous (live) classes. These classes will occur in their currently scheduled time block. In early January, students will receive access to Canvas and Zoom for each of their classes.

We recognize that these changes will impact the lives of our students and every student has different considerations in regards to their physical space, mental health and learning. Campus will remain open for students who wish to use it as a separate study space. Services for students will still be accessible and the main office will have in-person staffing. Staff members are always ready to help with your questions and there is a specialized Services for Students directory.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and we are hopeful that this short period of virtual learning will allow us to safely hold in-person classes. Thank you to everyone for continuing to support a safe learning environment. We wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Christmas break.

Your COVID-19 Response Team