Given the uncertainty regarding the health and social measures that will be in effect in the fall considering the current pandemic and like other Québec and Canadian University establishments, the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) will offer almost all the activities for the 2020 fall session other than in face-to-face mode. Building on the success of the winter and summer sessions, UQAT is currently doing everything it can to prepare and experience the 2020 fall session in the most positive way possible, while ensuring a high-quality study experience for UQAT students.
It is in an atmosphere of humanity, creativity and audaciousness that the training will be offered thanks to the contribution of teachers and staff.
" Creativity, flexibility and support will guide the organization and holding of the 2020 fall session, and new students will be accompanied and supported in a particular way to encourage the start of their university studies in this particular context and remember temporary context. "
Denis Martel, Rector.
Almost all the training activities planned for the 2020 fall session will be offered other than in face-to-face mode. The teaching methods will be adapted so that the training activities that will be offered other than face-to-face meet the objectives to be achieved as well as high-quality standards. Thus, any teaching that can be provided other than face-to-face will be. However, if the course objectives cannot be achieved other than in face-to-face teaching, certain activities may take place on the campuses and centers of the University following rigorous analysis. Among these, activities requiring laboratory or field presence as well as practical training activities, including internships/practicums, are targeted.
The teaching methods offered will be varied, and the possibilities are numerous, going from synchronous lessons with Via, Zoom or Teams, to narrated PowerPoint presentations or video capsules deposited on Moodle and to software requiring specific video performances.
Security protocols are currently in place to ensure the health and safety of students and staff members to ensure the smooth running of activities that will be offered face-to-face this fall on UQAT campuses and centers.
The instructions and procedures for resuming internships/practicums are managed individually by the module or program directors concerned. In case of questions, the students concerned can communicate directly with those responsible for practical training or with the departments concerned.
For any questions regarding registration for a course of the 2020 fall session, please communicate by email with your module if it is an undergraduate course, or with your program, if it is a 2nd or 3rd cycle course. Please note that staff members are currently in telework mode, which can cause response times of more than 24 hours. Thank you for your understanding.
Certain flexibility measures have been put in place regarding the admission to UQAT of the students from CEGEP. Usually, to be eligible for conditional admission to UQAT, only one activity missing from the college diploma (DEC) is accepted. Considering the current situation, this rule will be eased and applications in which a maximum of three activities are missing, including the comprehensive program test or the uniform test of literature and language teaching, will be accepted. For some programs, specific conditions could be added. Normally, a period of no more than two terms (excluding the summer session) following registration with UQAT is granted to provide proof of satisfaction of the conditions. An extension of one term, for a maximum total of three terms (excluding the summer session), will be granted to students conditionally admitted in the fall of 2019, in the winter of 2020 and in the fall 2020.
Visit the web page to consult the terms and conditions for retaking free of charge courses abandoned during the 2020 winter session and to download the form.Click here
Exceptionally, in connection with the current COVID-19 crisis and in order to allow as many students as possible to continue their university career, registrations for the 2020 fall session will be possible even if a tuition balance remains unpaid. In addition, the deadline for payment of tuition fees for the 2020 fall session is extended until October 23rd, 2020.
Several services are available to support you in your university journey during this challenging period involving several changes and adaptations of each and everyone. We invite you to consult the COVID-19 Students Kit available on Symbiose site.
Access to UQAT centers, campuses and service points remains limited for all staff members as well as for students until further notice. Currently, only certain activities are carried out on-site, including targeted research activities, building maintenance as well as some administrative activities requiring a presence in the facilities. Before travelling, you must follow the procedure available in the Covid-19 Employee Kit and the Covid-19 Student Kit.
All staff members and students must obtain the authorization to access the buildings of their immediate supervisor or their research director by completing the « UQAT Building Access Form » (French version only). The approvers will grant these authorizations in consideration of the current rules prioritizing teleworking and limiting the presence in buildings. It can be for a specific day or a more extended period, depending on needs. In addition, each day that a person must go to a UQAT premises, a « Health Status Form » (French version only) must be completed to ensure the health and safety of everyone on the premises. This procedure is new and is very important in this context to ensure everyone’s safety.
All questions related to the access of UQAT facilities can be sent by email to Mr. Éric Arpin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who must go to UQAT to pick up personal belongings must obtain the approval of Mr. Éric Arpin by email at email@example.com. Gradually, this new procedure will apply to other centers and campuses.
University residences remain accessible, but only to residents.
All questions related to the access of UQAT facilities can be sent by email to Mr. Éric Arpin at firstname.lastname@example.org, who can then refer you to the right person if necessary.
Following the announcement of the resumption of research activities in universities by the Government of Quebec, certain research activities on the campuses and centers and in the field will gradually resume following public health and safety guidelines. Their immediate supervisor will contact the people concerned following the approval of the recovery plans by the UQAT management.
The resumption of research activities has, first and foremost, a priority to allow students to carry out their training path and respond to partnership agreements with companies or organizations. Students must be contacted by their research supervisor or their immediate supervisor before returning to the facilities or the field, and health and safety rules apply to them as well as to staff members.
Access to the facilities is only possible for members of the research teams (teaching staff, staff members as well as students) who must absolutely use equipment located in UQAT facilities to carry out their research activities.
The services of the Dean’s Office for Research and Creation (DRC) are maintained, but they will be offered remotely and according to variable schedules. If you know who to contact, you can reach the person directly by email. You can also contact the Dean’s Office by email: email@example.com.
UBR openings are maintained. The purchase of material or equipment is maintained according to the usual rules but could be made more difficult due to the constraints of managing the situation.
The UQAT Research Ethics Committee (CER-UQAT) remains operational and will continue to evaluate all planned research projects, renewal and modification requests.
From a preventive perspective, travels outside of Canada for all staff and students are no longer guaranteed. Therefore, these trips, whether for work or university studies, are prohibited until further notice, regardless of the region of the world in which they were to occur. When inbound and outbound mobility is authorized in Canada, new rules respecting health and safety standards will be issued.
Welcoming visitors, postdoctoral fellows and research interns are suspended until further notice. When inbound and outbound mobility is authorized in Canada, new rules respecting health and safety standards will be issued.
All face-to-face academic events, including symposia, conferences and lectures, are suspended until further notice.
Anyone returning to Canada from outside the country must self-isolate at home for fourteen days upon their return as a preventive measure, regardless of where they’re arriving from.
Are you experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough and difficulty breathing)? If yes, please call: 1 877 644-4545. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have reasonable doubts that you are infected? We invite you to inform us by writing us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.