Winter 2022 Mask Mandate

Members of the University community,

As we return to in-person teaching and learning and an increased presence of students, faculty, and staff on our campuses, the University of Regina is working to ensure the health and safety of our University community by continuing to require masks in shared, indoor spaces and by updating our mask-use requirements for people coming to campus.

In keeping with the latest information from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the University considers the following types of masks as appropriate for use:

  • Single-use medical masks or respirators (N95, KN95) are acceptable. An N95 or KN95 is recommended for those who may be at risk of more severe outcomes from contracting COVID.
  • Widely available, single-use, non-medical masks with at least three layers of tightly woven, breathable material are also acceptable.
  • Cloth masks used alone are NO LONGER CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE, although they can be used to double mask over top of a single-use, non-medical mask as listed above.
  • Face shields or visors are also not acceptable alternatives to wearing an approved mask. They can be used in combination with a single-use, non-medical mask as listed above.

As this video explains, masks must fully cover the mouth, nose, and chin at all times. They must be worn in all indoor, public spaces at all times with the only exceptions being residence dwellings, private offices/cubicles with single occupants, or while actively engaged in organized sports activities.

Masks may be removed while actively eating or drinking.

For more information please see the Masking Requirements section on the University’s website.

While COVID-19, and more specifically the Omicron variant, remains a concern, we all have a responsibility to do everything we can to keep each other safe, including proper masking. The University of Regina will continue to monitor public health guidelines for future changes and will respond as necessary.

Thank you,
Campion College at the University of Regina

This email was originally sent by Darren Cherwaty, Director of Health Safety & Wellness at the University of Regina, to the university community. It was edited for length and clarity.

Winter 2022 Temporary Shift to Remote Learning

Classes begin remotely on Monday, January 10

Due to the accelerating spread of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant in Saskatchewan and Canada, the University of Regina is instituting a two-week pause to its planned return to primarily in-person instruction for the beginning of the Winter 2022 term.

To allow faculty and students time to plan for the transition to remote course delivery, classes will not begin on Wednesday, January 5 as originally scheduled, but instead will commence remotely the next week, on Monday, January 10. Remote learning will continue until Saturday, January 22, with a target date of Monday, January 24 for the return of in-person instruction. The situation will be re-evaluated in mid-January, and updates will be communicated to all members of the University community as soon as they become available.

What this means for students:
Leading up to Monday, January 10, students should check UR Courses for specific information on how to access their courses remotely.

Please do everything you can to ensure your ongoing health as well as that of the people around you. Booster shot eligibility has now been expanded to all Saskatchewan residents 18 years of age and older. Please obtain your booster shot if you are eligible to do so. You can also get your flu shot at this time.

This is not how anyone envisioned starting the Winter 2022 term, but it is the University’s hope that delaying in-person instruction for two weeks will help the University of Regina resume near-normal operations sooner rather than later, and allow us to return to campus in the safest environment possible.

We hope you enjoy your break and recommend that you check your email and social media channels as necessary for further updates from the University.

Sincerely,
Campion College at the University of Regina

This email was originally sent by Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, to the university community. It was edited for length and clarity.

Fall 2021 Building & Service updates

With the Fall 2021 semester upon us, here is an update to the building hours and services available for students and the public at Campion College. Masks must continue to be worn in the building and we also have hand sanitizer available.

BUILDING HOURS

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed

The Student Commons area on the main floor will be open to students at a reduced capacity.
The Gorski wing (which includes classrooms CM 104 & CM 105) and the second floor chapel are a construction area and off limits to everyone except authorized personnel.

ROBIN’S DONUTS / MIA FRESCO

Closed for the Fall 2021 semester
Food services are available at the Luther cafeteria and Riddell Centre.

REGISTRAR’S OFFICE / STUDENT ADVISING

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch from 12 pm to 1:15 pm)
At least one of the members of the Registrar’s Office will be in person during office hours during the semester. The other staff will offer virtual advising over the phone and Zoom via appointments. Students can always reach out over the live chat on the website, by calling reception at 306-586-4242 and at campion.registrar@uregina.ca to make a virtual appointment or ask a question.

CAMPION LIBRARY

The physical space is closed until further notice.
Virtual office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and closed over lunch from 12 pm to 1:15 pm
The library staff are still available to help students virtually, including online reference and citation help at campion.library@uregina.ca.
Campion books can still be requested through QuickFind for pickup at the Archer Library book lockers. For more information and directions: https://uregina.libguides.com/covid-19/requests

CAMPUS MINISTRY

With the construction on the main floor, Campus Minister Kelly Bourke’s office has been relocated to the fifth floor in room CM509. She will be working a combination of in-person and virtually, so feel free to reach out to her at Kelly.Bourke@uregina.ca

CAMPION IN-PERSON MASSES

Masses will be offered:
Sundays at 6:30 pm (beginning Sept. 4)
Thursdays at 12:30 pm (beginning Sept. 9)

With the closure of the chapel for construction, the temporary chapel space for in-person masses will be the fourth floor Senior Commons area which does have a limited capacity.

CAMPION BUSINESS OFFICE

Virtual office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and closed over lunch from 12 pm to 1:15 pm

The Campion Business Office will be working a combination of in-person and remotely. For questions related to things like students loans and tuition, reach out at campion.businessoffice@uregina.ca

CAMPION COLLEGE STUDENTS’ UNION

Meet your 2021-22 Campion College Students’ Union and get involved!  The CCSU is here to support all Campion students and they will plan get togethers as conditions permit. Learn more at https://campioncollege.ca/about/students-union/ or send them an email at CCSU@uregina.ca

Statement about the discovery at Cowessess First Nation

At Campion College, we are joining in prayer and sharing in grief of the Indigenous communities over their children who suffered tremendously while they were at the Residential Schools. We support and stand in solidarity for all the efforts of reconciliation with the Indigenous people.

Sami Helewa, S.J.
President

Letter from Archbishop Don Bolen to Chief Cadmus and the people of Cowessess

Christmas greetings from Fr. Sami Helewa, SJ

Our President, Fr. Sami Helewa, SJ would like to share some Christmas wishes for you and your loved ones this Christmas season.

– Christmas message 2020

– The CTV Christmas spot

Campus Ministry – Tips & Support Resources for Students (and everyone!)

In the shadow of the COVID 19 pandemic, let’s utilize all our resources to keep balance, calm, and joy in our day-to-day lives. Here are a few suggested resources by topic. Please feel free to let us know about awesome and helpful resources and ideas you discover out there!

Kelly Bourke, Campus Ministry

Kelly.bourke@uregina.ca

306-550-5293

Virtual Fellowship

Meditation

Service

Laughter (it’s good for body, mind, and soul!)

Reading Suggestions

Art

Arts

Nature

  • Looking at, and especially being out in, nature and the fresh air is good for the soul! If you are stuck indoors, find a window to peer out and reflect.
  • If you don’t need to stay inside, go for a walk outside!
  • If you can’t go for a walk and don’t have a good window, try something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDir9-UoPjo (quiet stream in the woods – 60 minutes)

Counselling

Donations

Museums and More

Catholic Resources

Prayer

This post was last updated on January 4, 2022.

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