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Fall 2021 semester

ÉTS announces the return of students to campus

Thursday, March 25, 2021

In light of recent positive developments in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic, and taking into account the desire on the part of university and government officials for the resumption of in-person academic activities, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is doing its part and is ready to welcome the student community back to campus in September. Everyone who is registered for a program at ÉTS for the Fall 2021 semester can now prepare to attend classes on campus.

According to François Gagnon, Director General of ÉTS: "We are optimistic. The vaccination campaign is working well throughout the province, the exemplary safety record of our campus is being upheld and we have seen a significant intensification in teaching and research activities and an increase in the number of students on campus on a daily basis since the government’s announcement in February. These are all favourable indicators for a full return to campus life in the fall."

The Director General continued: "Our students thrive with access to laboratory experiments, testing practical solutions using advanced facilities and reconnecting with work teams, all of which represent distinct assets associated with ÉTS-trained engineers that are recognized by industry. The return to on-campus activities is in keeping with this approach, and the Fall semester will mark the beginning of an important chapter in this respect. Of course, we will continue to be realistic and cautious. We have had success with remote teaching, and we can go back to it if necessary, and if directed to do so by Public Health authorities, but that is not the preferred scenario."

General procedures for the Fall 2021 semester

  • The Fall semester will run from August 30 to December 16, 2021.
  • Lecture courses, laboratories, practical work and exams will be delivered in person in the majority of cases.
  • Some teaching activities, representing approximately 20%, will continue to be offered remotely.
  • Other teaching and research activities that were already available in person will remain so.
  • Registered students can take advantage of affordable rental rates at the four student residences located on campus.
  • International students should begin their travel procedures as soon as possible in order to arrive in Canada before the beginning of the Fall semester.
  • The deadline for submitting an application for admission is August 1st (June 1st for international students).
  • The campus will be extremely busy during the summer and through the back-to-school period. Orientation sessions, campus visits and projections are among the many planned activities, which will be organized and run in full compliance with applicable social distancing regulations.
  • Other procedures are being considered and may be implemented. Information concerning these measures will be communicated at the appropriate time, as applicable.

Support for international students

It is worth noting that ÉTS was one of the first educational institutions to launch a Financial support program for supervised quarantine for international students to assist them with their arrival on campus for the Summer semester. ÉTS is well aware of the conditions governing travel and arrival in Canada, and wishes to facilitate the integration of international students as much as possible. In addition, Student Services offers ongoing support for students experiencing psychological distress.

Safety remains a top priority

The wearing of a procedural mask is mandatory on campus at all times, including inside classrooms and laboratories. All other rules must also be respected, and the ÉTS Prevention and Safety Office (PSO) ensures that they are strictly applied. Information concerning safety procedures is available on the ÉTS website.

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