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Bargaining Update

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).

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. For travel and attendance during the extended semester, if you booked travel before Oct. 16 for dates between Dec. 14 and Dec. 22. Please contact your Academic Adviser to discuss your pre-strike travel plans.

Fees, Refunds and Withdrawals

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. Will I get a refund?

A. In the past, decisions regarding withdrawals and refunds in the event of a strike have been made by the province, not the university itself. No decision has been made at this time, but we will inform students as soon as we have updates from the ministry.

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. UofGH is working with Humber and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development on the creation of a fund to support some of the unanticipated costs that students may incur as a result of the strike. We will provide more details on this fund soon.

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