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COVID-19 Response Working Together | 2m Apart
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Our COVID-19 Response
A Message from our President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Peter Meehan
Before I began my term as St. Jerome’s University’s new president, SJU was described to me as a strong, resilient, caring community. Closed buildings, remote learning, and limited access to facilities on campus have all changed how we stay connected to each other. What has not changed are those core values.

We have all been challenged by a world coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite our circumstances, I am proud of our SJU employees. We are all committed to the health and safety of our community as our number one priority. Our return to campus cross-departmental team works daily to support this focus. Administrators and faculty are working from home offices. Course instruction has transferred to an online learning format within an incredibly short timeframe. Those who are working on campus are following safety protocols and compliance is being monitored. Together they remain committed to the mission of our university and to student success.
I am also proud of our students. Whether you are on our campus for the first time living in our modified residence, or a new or returning student studying remotely, you are not alone on this journey. We are here to support you.
Members of our Student Affairs team are accessible online. Our Students’ Union “Resource List” provides, among other things, information about mental and physical wellness resources, community care and support, academic resources, co-op resources, and financial aid. Student leaders are reaching out in new and creative ways to deliver clubs and programming. The University of Waterloo’s “Welcome Back Guide” is available online, with UW campus specific guidelines.
Keeping current on the latest news and protocols in place can be challenging. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are working within the guidelines set out by the Ontario Government, Community Public Health, and the University of Waterloo. Please use these web pages to help keep up-to-date, including links to these and other resources that are guiding our decision-making.
“Working together – 2 metres apart” is a shared responsibility in a caring community. Thank you for doing your part!
Dr. Peter Meehan
President and Vice Chancellor




Please use the University of Waterloo COVID-19 Support and Advice webform,
which is monitored by Health Services. 




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