Procedures for the Summer 2021 semester

The majority of the semester will be remote, with 20% of activities delivered in person

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Pursuant to recent surveys conducted among the student population and teaching personnel, we have discovered that the ÉTS community is split when it comes to an early in-person return for the Summer session. In keeping with its commitment to listening to the members of its community and its obligation to move toward a return to normal activities, as required by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, ÉTS is announcing today that the Summer session will be delivered mostly in remote mode, with a gradual reintroduction of a number of in-person teaching activities and the opening of some group courses delivered entirely in person for those instructors and students who wish to prioritize this mode.

Overall, ÉTS is hoping that 20% of educational activities, including laboratories, will be delivered in person, thus allowing students to benefit from the full ÉTS experience.

According to François Gagnon, Director General of ÉTS: "On the eve of what appear to be improving public health conditions marked by the beginning of a mass vaccination campaign, and within a context where the government is encouraging a return to in-person educational activities, this gradual reopening will have positive repercussions. We have already seen a growing number of students on campus since the government’s announcement on February 4, 2021. Employers, industries and society expect our graduates to receive practical training in labs. Because of this, we have a responsibility to prioritize the return to applied in-person activities, building on what is already in place for the Summer semester , and to intensify our efforts to offer in-person programming activities and a more dynamic campus during the coming weeks, which I hope will gradually lead to an in-person return to school for the Fall semester."

General procedures – Summer 2021

The Summer semester will run from April 26 to August 11, 2021, subject to the following conditions:

  • The majority of courses will be delivered remotely, but may include mandatory in-person lab activities or practical work. Some courses that are not well suited to remote delivery will be offered for in-person participation only.
  • Instructors may offer their courses in hybrid mode or co-modally, which means that they will be delivered both remotely and in person at the same time. Close to 30 classrooms have been adapted for co-modal teaching.
  • For certain courses for the Summer semester that involve a number of groups, some groups will be delivered entirely in person in order to offer this option to instructors and students who prefer this mode.
  • Mid-term exams will be offered in person for all courses that are delivered in person.
  • All final exams will be held in person.
  • The majority of remote courses will be offered to graduate and post-graduate students. If a final exam is indicated in the course outline, it will be held in person.
  • Laboratories and work spaces will remain accessible to graduate and post-graduate students.
  • Additional procedures may be introduced by teaching personnel and made available to students who wish to travel to campus on a regular basis during the semester, especially in the case of team work.

Please note that the library and cafeteria remain open, student clubs have resumed on-campus activities and the Sciences, Computing and Mathematics Assistance Centre (CASIM) remains accessible, and is offering more and more in-person tutoring sessions. The Sports Centre also offers certain in-person services.

Arrival procedures for international students – Summer 2021

The most recent rules announced by the Federal government concerning travel to Canada and supervised quarantine entail certain restrictions. In this respect, ÉTS is developing a variety of measures for providing international students with accompaniment and support services and helping them to make their way to the campus for the Summer semester under the best possible conditions, especially with respect to the holding of in-person final exams. More specific information concerning these measures will be announced in the coming days.

Registration deadlines

The registration period for the Summer semester runs from February 28 to April 17, 2021 for new students, and from March 1 to 16, 2021 for other students.

Please note that the deadline for submitting an application for admission for the Fall semester is August 1st, 2021 (June 1st, 2021 for international students).

Safety remains a top priority

The ÉTS campus comprises 13 pavilions, including 4 university residences, nearly 100 classrooms and 30 research laboratories. All of its facilities are safe, and no outbreaks have been declared since the beginning of the pandemic. All necessary measures have been implemented to welcome students, and the ÉTS Prevention and Safety Office (PSO) ensures that the rules in effect are strictly applied.

All relevant information and safety procedures are available on the ÉTS website.

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