Laurier is making daily decisions and service adjustments as we join the local, national and global efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Our goal is to keep the Laurier community informed of these updates in a timely and accurate manner. The latest information is available on the wlu.ca/coronavirus website and the Internal Coronavirus information page for faculty and staff.
In times of crisis, we are reminded to “look for the helpers.” We’ve seen many stories in our own communities, in our country and throughout the world of people lifting each other up and helping those in need. Laurier’s thriving community is no different. We would love to share these stories of kindness as we work together to navigate through uncertain times. If you have a story to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag Laurier in your social media posts.
March 19 key updates:
- Laurier students did the right thing and did not attend the unsanctioned street gathering on Ezra Street. Students were thanked on March 17 for rising to the occasion and for prioritizing the health of the community. “By your restraint and your sense of responsibility, you have distinguished yourselves and the university. Collectively, you have shown the broader community what it means to be a Golden Hawk.” Also read the thank you message sent to our community partners March 17 and the thank you message sent to faculty and staff (internal link).
- Beware of Covid-19 Phishing Scams: ICT Staff are warning students, staff and faculty of ongoing phishing emails impersonating the World Health Organization and the Public Health Agency of Canada that are circulating in our community. These emails typically ask you to download information about the disease and contain malicious software. For more information about phishing emails, we recommend reading ICT’s Cyber Security Newsletter.
- Printing Services, R137 and The Hub, Concourse locations are closed and the team is working remotely. The email accounts email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com and WebPrint are being monitored throughout the day. Printing Services will continue to support any essential/urgent print requests as required.
- Laurier Library updates: No fines will be charged for overdue Library books and other materials not returned during building closures. People can hold on to borrowed items until Library facilities re-open. The book return bin at Waterloo campus is available. The Library will be suspending interlibrary loan services (requesting from other libraries) for all print and physical materials. The Library will be working to increase available electronic resources. More information will be posted to the Library’s website today.
- The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies shared specific information with graduate students about the effect of the COVID-19 response on areas including research, teaching assistant roles and placements.
- Further details about the mandatory move-out from residence address questions received.