Welcome Back Students

November 20, 2017 

Dear Student,

We are very much looking forward to your return to campus for regularly-scheduled classes tomorrow – Tuesday, November 21.

Your classes will follow their previously-established schedules until further notice from your academic program area.

There will be absolutely no forms of student assessment or evaluation until Monday, November 27 at the earliest.

New Academic Year Timelines for Most Programs

November 21 – December 20, 2017                   Semester 1
January 3 – January 16, 2018                              Semester 1
January 22 – February 23, 2018                          Semester 2
February 26 – March 2, 2018                                 Winter Break
March 5 – April 27, 2018                                         Semester 2
April 30 – August 3, 2018                                       Semester 3 in applicable programs

 

While some exceptions may apply to some program areas, details will be provided on a program to program basis. 

Canadore College is committed to our students’ success. In the coming days, you will receive detailed information regarding the academic portion of your program’s semester recovery plan, including information regarding clinical placements, apprenticeships, etc.

Students will also receive information about how to apply for the dedicated student support fund. Full-time domestic and international students will be eligible to receive up to $500 for incremental unexpected costs they incurred. Canadore’s Financial Aid Office will be the student contact and the process for applying to this fund will posted on our website and emailed to you later this week.

A host of additional provisions focused on student success in support of semester recovery at Canadore College is also being rolled out, including considerations for housing/residence, transportation, tutoring, mental health supports, campus events and more.

Our team is available to address your questions or concerns. Please contact the President’s Office at 705.474.7600, ext. 5178 or emailing askthepresident@canadorecollege.ca.

 

George Burton
President and CEO 

As a result of the recent labour disruption, a Student Strike Relief Fund has been created in collaboration with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). 

All full-time domestic and international students currently enrolled in the Fall 2017 term are eligible to apply. Students who withdraw from the Fall 2017 term are not eligible to apply/receive Student Strike Relief funding.

Incremental unexpected costs that were incurred due to the strike can be submitted for review and may be reimbursed up to a maximum of CAD$500.  Supporting documentation such as receipts must be attached to the application before consideration will be given.  Examples of eligible expenses would include travel costs (i.e. the cost to reschedule transportation); incremental child care expenses; incremental living costs; other incremental expenses based on individual needs or circumstances.

Application Form:

The application form can be found here.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to finaid@canadorecollege.ca. Decisions will be communicated by email to students beginning December 6, 2017.

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

Have you applied for on-line scholarships?  You may be eligible -- you have until December 15, 2017 to apply:  https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/money/scholarships

Current students studying at an Ontario college who withdraw from programs or continuing education courses which were affected by an academic strike can apply for a full tuition fee refund of the 2017 fall semester, and any tuition and ancillary fees paid for the next or subsequent semesters if they are unable to complete the course for reasons related to the strike.

Partial tuition fees will not be granted.

Students choosing to withdraw should work with their institution to understand the full implications of the withdrawal, for re-registering in the Winter 2018 term or any subsequent term.

Students applying for a tuition refund must make the application in writing to admissions@canadorecollege.ca,  notifying the college of their intention to withdraw and the reasons why they are unable to complete the program or continuing education course, which must be strike related. The request must be submitted no later than December 5, 2017, two weeks after the end of the strike.

Partial tuition fees will not be granted.

Current students studying at an Ontario college who withdraw from programs or continuing education courses which were affected by an academic strike can apply for a full tuition fee refund of the 2017 fall semester, and any tuition and ancillary fees paid for the next or subsequent semesters if they are unable to complete the course for reasons related to the strike.

Students choosing to withdraw should work with their institution to understand the full implications of the withdrawal, for re-registering in the Winter 2018 term or any subsequent term.

Students applying for a tuition refund must make the application to admissions@canadorecollege.ca in writing, notifying the college of their intention to withdraw and the reasons why they are unable to complete the program or continuing education course, which must be strike related. The request must be submitted no later than December 5, 2017, two weeks after the end of the strike.

For students choosing to continue their studies, the ministry has worked with students and colleges to design a student support fund to provide assistance for students who have experienced financial hardships as a result of the strike. Details, including an application form for Canadore College, will be available online during the week of November 20, 2017.

Consistent with OSAP policy and the OSAP loan agreement, postsecondary institutions are to send the full amount of any tuition refund to the National Student Loan Service Centre (NSLSC) for credit against the student’s outstanding loan balance (if applicable). This means that for students on OSAP, their tuition refund will be used to pay down their OSAP debt. For a small number of students without any OSAP debt, they will receive a direct refund. Students should contact their schools financial aid office for more information.

Yes. Current students studying at an Ontario college who withdraw from programs or continuing education courses which were affected by an academic strike can apply for a full tuition fee refund of the 2017 fall semester, and any tuition and ancillary fees paid for the next or subsequent semesters if they are unable to complete the course for reasons related to the strike.

Partial tuition fees will not be granted.

The majority of Second Career clients have their tuition paid for by the ministry and would not be entitled to keep a tuition refund; a small percentage of clients may have contributed to their own tuition and would be entitled to keep a tuition refund.

Second Career clients can apply for a full refund of classroom fees if they are unable to complete their in-schooling training for reasons related to the strike.

Students choosing to withdraw should work with their institution to understand the full implications of the withdrawal, for re-registering in the Winter 2018 term or any subsequent term.

Second Career clients applying for a refund must make the application to admissions@canadorecollege.ca  in writing, notifying the college of their intention to withdraw, and the reasons why they are unable to complete their schools, which must be strike related. The request must be submitted no later than December 5, 2017, two weeks after the end of the strike.

Yes. The tuition fee refund policy applies to both block release (full-time) and part-time apprentices. Apprentices can apply for a full refund of classroom fees if they are unable to complete their in-school training for reasons related to the strike.

Current students studying at an Ontario college who withdraw from programs or continuing education courses which were affected by an academic strike can apply for a full tuition fee refund of the 2017 fall semester, and any tuition and ancillary fees paid for the next or subsequent semesters if they are unable to complete the course for reasons related to the strike.

Apprenticeship students applying for a refund must make the application to admissions@canadorecollege.ca  in writing, notifying the college of their intention to withdraw, and the reasons why they are unable to complete their schools, which must be strike related. The request must be submitted no later than December 5, 2017, two weeks after the end of the strike.

 

Partial tuition fees will not be granted.

The ministry will work with colleges to support students in completing in-school training.

Additional OSAP top-up opportunities and financial aid supports will be announced by the ministry on the week of November 20, 2017.

Residence contracts will be extended at no charge until the end of the Fall Semester for those who would have normally left residence at the December break.

Fees for staying over the 2017-2018 holiday season have also been waived.

Given the new academic calendar timelines, we do not expect that anyone will need to extend their lease agreements with residence. Those who need to stay as a result of semester completion in April 2018 will have their move-out date deferred to the extent needed to support completion of their academic semester at no charge.

Students who are living off-campus who need to extend their lease to accommodate semester completion will be able to access both traditional sources of funding, such as OSAP top-up, Canadore’s internal emergency funding stream, and the new student support fund. Details on the new fund will be communicated the week of November 20, 2017.

Students living off-campus also have the choice to move on-campus for the remainder of the semester at no charge.

Parking passes that have been purchased will be extended at no cost until the end of the last 2017-2018 semester.

Provisions will be made at no cost to students with North Bay City Transit for those that require a bus pass extension. Of note, passes typically expire on April 30, 2018 for most programs.

Accessibility technologists will be available to students and aligned to the schedules published by the college.

The triage mental health nurse will be available to ensure timely mental health support for students in crisis and available in alignment with the schedules published by the college.

Additional domestic peer-to-peer and professional tutors are being hired. International learners will have access to more peer-to-peer tutors too.

A series of math and communications refresher ‘bootcamps’ designed for students will be offered to assist students as they re-enter the classroom.

More services related to lab monitoring and open access hosting will added to create enhanced access of lab time.

Make-up testing services offered by Student Services during weeknights and on Saturday mornings will continue, at no charge, until the end of the 2018 Winter Semester.

The Campus Health Centre will be hosting additional flu-shot clinics and 15-minute drop in appointments to help students get caught up on missed appointments and prescriptions.

All classes begin on Tuesday, November 21 and will follow your previously-established class schedule.

All additional details on supplemental supports will be communicated to students in the next few days.

All student services have been, and remain available, to all students.