COVID-19 Update #4

The single highest priority for the Trillium College Community Members will always be the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff.

As of yet, no cases of Coronavirus have been identified within the Trillium College Community.

Academic integrity and continuity also remain a priority. Our goal is to ensure that students can complete all courses in which they are currently registered, and receive their evaluations and credits without any interruption.

In light of urgent recommendations by public health officials that ‘social distancing’ is the most effective means of protecting students, staff and faculty members from infection, the College is announcing tonight that:

  • Classes on Monday, March 16, 2020 for EXISTING, ACTIVE students are CANCELLED for the day.
  • Please log into TC Learn for instruction on how to carry on with your education moving forward.
    • Students will be contacted through digital channels with specific arrangements as to how each course will be completed.
  • All students that are scheduled for their first day of class tomorrow, March 16, 2020 should come as planned in order to ensure you are able to move forward online Tuesday.
    • You will receive instruction on how to get started with online learning, and
      finalize funding appointments.
  • Students currently on placements should continue their activities without alteration unless otherwise notified.
    • The majority of placement students are in health care programs; continuing placement is of the utmost importance, especially now.
  • All campuses remain open. 
  • For the time being, all administrative staff should report to the campus as usual and continue to perform their regular tasks and roles.
    • Faculty – please arrive at 11:30am for a mandatory meeting. Please bring a laptop, tablet, and/or smartphone with you.
  • Please understand that the health and safety of our employees is paramount, and the College is considering various factors; more information will be provided to staff in the days to come.
  • As indicated by the public health advisory of Canada, non-essential travel is to be avoided; staff and faculty travel is strongly discouraged.
  • Campuses are no longer offering the drop in camps for children to align with social distancing protocol.

The College will continue to provide ongoing updates via our social media feeds. This will include updates to academic programs, travel information and precautions you can take to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please keep in mind that self-hygiene is key to mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

These unprecedented measures will be disruptive. We trust, however, that all members of our community will understand that they are necessary and are being implemented for the benefit of all.

We wish to thank each of you for your valuable understanding and cooperation in these extraordinary times, especially our employees, who are working diligently to ensure our operations continue to run efficiently as this complex situation unfolds.

We are confident that by remaining resilient and by continuing to support one another that we will be able to meet and overcome the challenges ahead.