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Post-Strike Update

Update: December 1, 2017

The Fall 2017 Final Exam schedule is now available and posted at: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/registrar/schedules.

Please note that the revised Fall 2017 final exam period runs from: Thursday, Dec. 14 – Friday, Dec. 22 (Saturday Dec. 16 and Sunday Dec. 17 Inclusive).

Final exam time slots are: *8 a.m. *11:40 a.m. *3:20 p.m. and *7 p.m. and all exams are two hours in duration.

Details about the off-site final exam location, including directions, parking, shuttle, transit and other transportation options, are available at: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/registrar/schedules

We wish you all the best with your final exams.


Update: November 27, 2017

Student Strike Relief Fund

University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) has created a fund to assist students with unexpected expenses incurred as a result of the strike. Eligible students may qualify for up to $500. The amount received will vary depending on each student’s needs and personal circumstances. All applications will be reviewed.

You qualify for this fund if you are a full-time student enrolled at UofGH, studying in the fall 2017 term. If you have withdrawn, or will be withdrawing, from the fall semester, you are NOT eligible to apply. This fund is open to domestic, international, and second career students.

To qualify for the Student Strike Relief Fund you must:

  • Be a full-time student, paying full-time tuition fees
  • Have proven exceptional expenses incurred due to strike related impacts:
  • Incremental travel costs (such as the cost to reschedule a flight, train or bus trip);
  • Incremental living expenses including food, housing and transportation;
  • Incremental child care expenses; and
  • Other expenses based on individual needs and circumstances as assessed by UofGH.

To apply for the Student Strike Relief Fund, you must complete the application which can be found here. You will need scanned documentation to support the incremental costs incurred due to the strike when you submit your application.

How to apply:

  • Complete the Student Strike Relief Fund application
  • Provide supporting documentation to ensure your application is complete (i.e. receipts for additional child care fees, booked train, or bus tickets, etc.)
    • Please ensure that your first and last name, along with your student number, is written on all of your receipts
  • Submit your completed application and a scanned copy of your receipts by:
    • Email to finaid@guelphhumber.ca or
    • In-person drop off at the Student Financial Services office in GH112, or
    • Mail to Student Financial Services, University of Guelph-Humber, 207 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 5L7

Please note that applications can take up to three weeks to be processed from the date of complete application submission, and all students will be contacted with the results via email.

For more information regarding the Student Strike Relief Fund, please contact the Student Financial Services Office:

Email: finaid@guelphhumber.ca

Phone: 416-798-1331 ext. 6256.

UofGH Campus: GH 112

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Refunds and Withdrawals

Updated refund and withdrawals FAQs are available here.

OSAP related FAQs are available here.


Update: November 19

The OPSEU strike is over and all UofGH classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21.

  • For courses that resumed in an alternative format Oct. 30, classes will resume face-to-face Monday, Nov. 20. Check the online listing to see which courses/sections will resume on campus Nov. 20 please visit: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/class-resumption
  • For courses that were suspended since Oct. 16, classes will resume Tuesday, Nov. 21.
  • For courses that resumed Oct. 30, the last day of class is Nov. 29 as originally scheduled.
  • For courses that were suspended since Oct. 16, the last day of class is Dec. 11.
  • Final exams for all courses will be held Dec. 14-22.
     
  • There will be no classes, tests or exams between Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at 8 a.m.
  • The winter semester will begin as originally scheduled Jan. 8, 2018.
  • The University of Guelph-Humber winter reading week will remain as scheduled Feb. 19-23, 2018

Student support events and services available to assist students with their transition back to class are listed here: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/student-support

UofGH instructor events and services taking place this week are listed here: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/instructor-events

Updated FAQs and additional information will be available and posted on this page shortly.

Student with questions or concerns, should email advisors@guelphhumber.ca or call 416-798-1331. Ext. 6084.


Update: November 17

University of Guelph-Humber will be partially resuming face-to-face classes on the Guelph-Humber campus on Monday, Nov. 20.

This decision ONLY affects the courses/sections that resumed in an alternative format Oct. 30. Check the online listing to see which courses/sections will resume on campus Monday, Nov. 20: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/class-resumption

We expect the remaining UofGH courses to resume the week of Nov. 20-24, although we are unable to provide you with an exact return to school date at this time. Please continue to monitor this webpage and your email regularly for updates and information.

Student support events and services available Nov. 20-27:  https://www.guelphhumber.ca/student-support

UofGH Instructor events and services available Nov. 20-27: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/instructor-events

Information about changes to the academic calendar, assignments, and exams will be forthcoming.

For Monday, Nov. 20 Queens Plate and shuttle busses are not available. Queen’s Plate pass holders, students and students can drive and park at the North Campus in lots 1 or 13. Queens Plate parking lot and shuttle bus will be available starting again on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Students with questions or concerns, please call 416-798-1331. Ext. 6084 or email advisors@guelphhumber.ca.

We appreciate the continued patience and understanding of UofGH students, faculty and staff during this time


Frequently Asked Questions

The following FAQs refer to University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH).

Student Strike Relief Fund

Q. What is the Student Strike Relief Fund?

A. The Student Strike Relief Fund provides assistance for students who have experienced unexpected financial hardship as a result of the strike. The fund is consistent with the framework developed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development in consultation with student leaders and colleges.

Students who submit a request to withdraw and receive a full refund from their program by December 5, 2017 will not be eligible for any additional support through the Student Strike Relief Fund.

Q. What is the maximum amount a student is eligible to receive from this fund?

A. A student can qualify for up to a maximum of $500.00 per student, based on eligible expenses.

Q. Who qualifies for the fund?

A. Full-time domestic and international students who remain enrolled in their program and who have experienced unexpected financial hardship as a result of the strike will be eligible to apply to the Student Strike Relief Fund.

Q. What expenses will be covered?

A. Eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $500.00: - Incremental travel costs (such as the cost to reschedule a flight, train or bus trip); - Incremental living expenses including food, housing and transportation; - Incremental child care expenses; and - Other incremental costs based on individual needs and circumstances.

Q. When can students apply?

A. University of Guelph-Humber will accept applications up until April 30, 2018. The review of applications will begin after December 5, 2017.

Q. How do students apply to this fund?

A. Students should apply to the fund by downloading and completing the University of Guelph-Humber paper application form, which can be found here. Paper copies of the application can also be found in Student Financial Services in GH 112 or Student Services in GH 108.

Q. What is required in the application?

A. Students will be asked to itemize the expenses for which the funds are being requested and provide a brief explanation of the reason for the request. Students are also required to provide supporting documentation (e.g. receipts). University of Guelph-Humber will accept legible copies or photos of these documents. Students will also be asked to identify if they are in receipt of OSAP currently, or are on a study permit. This information will be used to provide access to maximum funding.

Q. How do students submit their application?

A. Students should email a scanned copy of their application with all supporting documentation to finaid@guelphhumber.ca:

Alternatively, students can drop off completed applications at Student Financial Services in GH 112 or Student Services in GH 108.

Q. When and how will a student find out the results of their application?

A. It may take up to three weeks for students to receive their funding from the date their application has been submitted, provided a student has fully completed an online or paper application and all supporting documentation is included. Once a student’s application has been reviewed, the student will be contacted with the result via their Guelph-Humber email account.

Q. If a student’s request is approved, how will the funds be provided to them?

A. There will be two options for students to receive these funds. 1. Students can request to have their funding provided to them via direct deposit. 2. Students can request to have their funding applied directly towards their University of Guelph-Humber student fees.

Q. If a student is denied funding, will there be an appeal process?

A. As per Ministry direction, University of Guelph-Humber will establish an appeal process and panel for the Student Strike Relief Fund. In consultation with IGNITE, it has been decided that they will be included in the membership of the appeal panel and will contribute to the review of all appeal requests.

Students will be advised by email of the result of their application. A student whose request for funding has been denied will also be advised at that time of the process to appeal the decision through the Student Financial Services Office.

Q. Will this fund affect OSAP students?

A. The funds that students received from this fund will not impact their OSAP funding or eligibility.

Q. What if a part-time student wants to apply for the fund?

A. Part-time students are not eligible to apply.

Q. What if a student has a question about their fund application or questions about the fund in general?

A. For in-person inquiries, students should be directed to speak to a representative in Student Financial Services GH 112. For phone and email inquiries, students should be directed to speak to Student Financial Services at 416-798-1331 ext. 6256 or email finaid@guelphhumber.ca

Return to work/classes

Q. When will classes resume at UofGH?

A. For courses that resumed in an alternative format Oct. 30, classes will resume face-to-face Monday, Nov. 20.: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/class-resumption For courses that were suspended since Oct. 16, classes will resume Tuesday, Nov. 21. Please see the course listings here: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/registrar/webadvisor

Q. What are the new academic calendar dates?

A. The Fall 2017 regular class schedule can be found here: www.guelphhumber.ca/registrar/webadvisor
  • For courses that resumed in an alternative format Oct. 30, classes will resume face-to-face Monday, Nov. 20. The last day of class for these courses is Nov. 29 as originally scheduled.
  • For courses that were suspended since Oct. 16, classes will resume Tuesday, Nov. 21. The last day of class for these courses is Dec. 11.
  • Final exams for all courses will be held Dec. 14-22.
  • There will be no classes, tests or exams between Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at 8 a.m.
  • The winter semester will begin as scheduled Jan. 8, 2018.
  • The winter reading week will remain as originally scheduled Feb. 19-23, 2018.

Q. Will there be assignments or exams on the first day back?

A. For courses that resumed in an alternative format Oct. 30, please speak to your instructor or visit your CourseLink webpage to confirm test and assignment details. In these courses, tests may take place and assignments may be due when classes resume on campus.
For courses that have been suspended since the strike began Oct. 16, no exams will take place and no assignments will be due the first week back.

Q. Does UofGH expect me to complete the same workload given to me prior to the strike?

A. Upon your return to class your instructor will update your course content to be covered and any changes to assessments for the rest of the semester. We are committed to ensuring that students’ workloads are manageable.

Q. Students have missed two to five weeks of classes at UofGH, how will this be made up?

A. We have made adjustments to the 2017-18 academic calendar to minimize the changes to the number of weeks of programming in the fall semesters. UofGH’s top priority is to ensure you have a successful transition back to class and that going forward, your course workloads are manageable.

Q. Where do I go/who do I speak to about academic and other accommodations?

A. Students inquiring about academic or other accommodations should contact their academic advisor. Supports are also available through Student Services www.guelphhumber.ca/life/student-services and www.guelphhumber.ca/life/health.

Q. I am having a difficult time and feeling distressed, which is affecting my well-being and success, is there someone I can speak to?

A. The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre (SWAC) supports student wellness and accessibility in order to promote academic success for UofGH students. The provision of health, counselling and accessible learning services in one centre enables seamless, holistic support for students. Everyone, at some point in their life, encounters difficulties. UofGH and Humber staff can assist students in working through and resolving these difficulties. For more information or to book an appoint visit: www.humber.ca/student-life/swac/health-counselling

Q. Are all services on campus open?

A. Yes. Campus and student services are open as per their regular hours. Additional services and workshops are available over the next week to assist students with their transition back to class. The schedule can be found at: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/student-support

A. Will there be a winter reading week?

Yes, the University of Guelph-Humber winter reading week will remain as scheduled Feb. 19-23, 2018

Grades & Exams

Q. Will I receive a midterm grade?

A. Please check with your instructor to see if they’re assigning mid-term marks.

Q. Will my final exam be worth more than originally stated on the syllabus?

A. Upon your return to class your instructor will share any updates about your course, including information about content to be covered and any changes to assessments or their weightings.

Q. Who can I talk to about my grades and academic standing in my class/program?

A. Please contact your instructor about your academic standing within a class.

Q. When will the Final Exam schedule be available?

A. The Final Exam Schedule is expected to be published the week of Nov.27

Travel

Q. What if I want to book a trip for the holidays?

A. We recommend that you make travel plans based on the revised academic calendar:
  • Exams will take place Dec. 14 - Dec. 22, 2017.
  • There will be no classes, tests or exams from Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. until Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 8 a.m.
  • The Winter 2018 semester begins on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

Q. I booked a trip during the holidays before the strike started. What do I do now?

A. If you booked travel plans prior to Oct.16 to be away between Dec. 14 to 22, please contact your academic advisor. We will work with you to ensure that your course completion plans accommodate your travel schedule.

Fees, Refunds and Withdrawals

Q. What’s the deadline for withdrawing from a course?

A. We have extended the deadline to withdraw from classes without academic penalty. The new date is Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. This will ensure that you have time to assess your progress and receive feedback from your professors to inform any decisions.

Q. What’s the process for withdrawing from my program? Will I get a refund?

A. Students wishing to withdraw from their program and qualify for a tuition refund must do so by Tuesday, Dec. 5. The final day to withdraw from classes without academic penalty is Friday, Dec. 08.

If you still wish to withdraw after speaking to faculty/staff at University of Guelph-Humber you must submit a Notice to Withdraw form, along with a short statement about why you are unable to complete the semester due to the strike. The form and statement must be completed and submitted by Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 to receive a 100% tuition refund. The form may be downloaded here: https://www.guelphhumber.ca/sites/default/files/page_files/Notice%20of%20Withdrawal_4_0.pdf

Q. I paid for a locker, parking pass and other services that I have not used or did not receive during the strike. How do I get a refund for these services?

A. For students who purchased a parking pass, you will receive a pro-rated refund based on the length of the strike. This refund will be automatically reflected on your student account within four weeks of the end of the strike.

There will be no additional charges for locker or textbook rentals as a result of the extension of the fall semester. Students will be able to access their lockers and use their textbooks until the end of the fall semester.

Q. What is UofGH doing to help students with unexpected costs as a result of the strike?

A. We will be launching the application process for the Student Support Fund in the next few days. This fund will provide all full-time students with the opportunity to receive up to $500 for incremental unexpected costs incurred because of the strike. Further information, eligibility criteria and the application form will be available at: www.guelphhumber.ca/updates.

Q. How is my OSAP affected by the change to the academic calendar?

A. Students who have OSAP calculated until December only:
  • UofGH’s Financial Aid office is working with the OSAP Office as the term dates are adjusted. The government is extending OSAP to cover additional time that’s been added to the semester and the Financial Aid office will continue to provide updates directly to students who receive OSAP
Students who have OSAP calculated until April:
  • OSAP funding is provided for the full academic year, which includes the period between the Fall and Winter semesters. The Financial Aid office will continue to provide updates directly to students who receive OSAP.

Residence

Q. Will students be able to stay in residence for the extension of the fall term? Will I have to pay additional fees for staying in residence longer? Will I be reimbursed on my meal plan for the five weeks I still lived on campus during the strike?

A. Residence dates have been extended accordingly. Students who live in residence will receive specific information from residence staff.

Q. What is the date residence is open?

A. The dates for your stay in residence have been extended to align with the new academic calendar dates, at no extra cost. The December residence departure date is now Dec. 23 at 10 a.m., and residence will now reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 9 a.m.

List of school contacts

Students who have questions during the strike may reach their Program Head or Assistant Program Head:

University of Guelph-Humber’s main phone line: 416-798-1331 ext. 6084  

Student who have questions about online content delivery or support, please call 1-866-275-1478 or email courselink@uoguelph.ca.

Business

Dr. George Bragues (Program Head)

george.bragues@guelphhumber.ca

Justin Medak (Assistant Program Head)

justin.medak@guelphhumber.ca


Early Childhood Studies

Dr. Nikki Martyn (Program Head)

nikki.martyn@guelphhumber.ca

Elena Merenda (Assistant Program Head)

elena.merenda@guelphhumber.ca

 

Family & Community Social Services

Dr. Paul Sherman (Program Head)

paul.sherman@guelphhumber.ca

Dave Kydd (Assistant Program Head)

david.kydd@guelphhumber.ca

 

Justice Studies

Dr. Gary Ellis (Program Head)

gary.ellis@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Glenn Hanna (Assistant Program Head)

glenn.hanna@guelphhumber.ca

 

Kinesiology

Dr. Agnes Coutinho (Assistant Program Head, Acting Program Head)

agnes.coutinho@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Laelie Snook (Acting Assistant Program Head)

laelie.snook@guelphhumber.ca

 

Media Studies

Jerry Chomyn (Program Head)

jerry.chomyn@guelphhumber.ca

Kathy Ullyott (Assistant Program Head)

kathy.ullyott@guelphhumber.ca

 

Psychology

Dr. David Danto (Program Head)

david.danto@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Adam Sandford (Assistant Program Head)

adam.sandford@guelphhumber.ca