UofGuelph institutes university-wide accommodation policy for student-reservists

February 24, 2020

The University of Guelph has created a university policy regarding academic accommodations for students serving in the Canadian Forces. The Serving Scholars program, described by UofGuelph as the first of its kind in Ontario, will allow student-reservists to defer or write exams early, or renegotiate due dates for assignments if there are conflicts with their training. “We want military members to feel assured that their two roles of students and soldiers will not come into conflict with one another,” said UofGuelph Professor John Walsh. “We don’t want them worrying about exams while they are in active duty in potentially dangerous situations. These new rules will give them that assurance.” UofGuelph  (ON)