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Update: Faculty of Fine Arts Winter term

January 10, 2022
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Updated on January 14 and February 2, 2022.  

Welcome back winter 2022 Faculty of Fine Arts Concordia University

Message from the university sent to students on January 27 

As announced earlier this month and in line with the Government of Quebec’s directives, in-person courses will resume on Thursday, February 3. Sporting events and live performances remain suspended until further notice. 

Key health and safety measures

As a reminder, many measures have put in place during the pandemic to protect the health and safety of the Concordia community. A few highlights: 

You must wear a procedure mask at all times while indoors on campus, including in the classroom and in shared spaces, libraries, hallways, elevators, lobbies, reception areas, kitchens, and washrooms. Your professor will also be wearing a mask. Learn more about mask requirements.

We continue to maintain and operate all heating and ventilation systems to ensure that they are functioning properly and as designed, with the ongoing goal of increasing ventilation and air quality wherever possible. 

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have the virus or you test positive, do not come to campus. Instead, follow the COVID-19 case procedure in place. An important step is filling in the Self-Isolation form

Academic accommodations

  • The university has extended the DISC deadline. You now have until April 18 to withdraw from a course with no academic penalty. 
  • You can ask your course instructor for accommodation if you face circumstances that threaten your academic progress. Learn more about your options.

Keep in mind

  • You will need a vaccine passport to take part in on-campus events and activities not linked directly to the university’s academic, research and institutional work.  
  • Eating and break areas: You can eat in any location that lets you be seated AND two metres from others except for the Library, the shuttle bus, classrooms, studios and labs, where no food or beverages are allowed. You must wear your mask when not actively eating or drinking. 

The safety of our community is a shared responsibility. We encourage you to get vaccinated or book your booster dose now, if you haven’t already.   

Message from January 14

Expect in-person classes to resume on Thursday, February 3. Please contact your department and your instructors for detailed information on the transition from remote to in-person teaching.

Concordia faculty and staff will operate and make decisions that both align with government policy and best serve the diverse needs and expectations of our community. We will continue to work in coordination with government bodies, to monitor and evaluate the public health situation to ensure a safe return to campus for our students as soon as possible.

We would like to remind you that, as planned, Concordia will continue to make some in-person on campus services available to students, such as:

  • The Birks Student Services Centre and other university-wide student services.
  • If you’d like to take a break, you can make use of designated spaces.
  • The Vanier Library and/or the Webster Library are open, please consult their operating hours via the Library website before coming to campus.
  • The Core Technical Centre (CTC) facilities are available by appointment. You can schedule virtual consultations to arrange a visit. They will also offer virtual orientation sessions and their guidelines for the winter term have been updated on their website.
  • As of January 10, the Centre for Digital Arts (CDA) will be open from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm Monday to Friday by appointment only. The CDA computer lab, edit suites, are also available. For assistance and up-to-date information on hours and booking procedures, please refer to the CDA Website.
  • Student Academic Services in the Faculty of Fine Arts will continue to offer drop-in zoom sessions, and constant phone and online access for new students and returning students. They will also offer limited in-person access, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday in EV 2.710. Email  finearts.sas@concordia.ca to get in touch.
  • There will be continued online access to department administrators. In-person access to departments will vary by department so be sure to consult their website.
    • Departments offering activities on campus (e.g. studio access, CDA, CTC, editing suites, etc.), will have staff and faculty members on campus on a limited basis.
    • Departments with no activities on campus may only be accessible online.
  • Please contact your department, your instructors and your Moodle accounts for detailed information on what in-person facilities and resources are available to you at the program level.
  • If you are a graduate student who needs to be on campus or to commute from or to the campuses during curfew for research purposes, please write to Cinzia.Miscio@concordia.ca to ask for an attestation letter, and copy your Dean or supervisor.
  • If you are a student who needs to be on campus or commute from or to the campuses during curfew for in-person activities related to your courses, you will be able to download the attestation letter from the course Moodle site as of January 10.


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