Concordia announces delayed winter semester in response to student stress, fatigue

November 13, 2020
Concordia University has announced that it will be extending its holiday break, delaying the start of the new semester until January 13th, to respond to students’ difficulties with stress and fatigue. “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures,” said Concordia Interim Provost Anne Whitelaw, who encouraged students to “take good care of yourselves and each other.” The delay will also give staff a break, since campus services will stay closed an extra week. CTV News adds that while the Winter semester will have the same length as originally planned, other deadlines and time frames – including paying tuition, final exams, and the start of summer term – will be delayed. CTV News (QC)