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Our COVID-19 Response
A Message from our President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Peter Meehan

We continue to be challenged by a world coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite our circumstances, I am proud of our SJU students and employees. We all remain committed to the health and safety of our community. It continues to be our number one priority as we head into the winter 2022 term. While January may not be the on-campus experience we had hoped for, we know that if we continue to be vigilant with safety protocols and vaccinations, our return to campus will happen later in the year.


Our return to campus cross-departmental team continues to work daily to ensure safety protocols are in place so that we can deliver the mission of our university and ensure student success. Our faculty and Contract Academic Staff have been tireless in their efforts to provide a valued and meaningful academic experience. Members of our Student Affairs team have remained accessible throughout the pandemic, providing advising, counselling, and campus ministry support. Our Students’ Union “Resource List” and other Student Leader initiatives have provided new and creative ways to deliver clubs and programming and to keep our students connected and engaged in their SJU experience. Our leadership team is grateful for these efforts that support the spirit of “community” that SJU is well-known for.


While we remain in transition, please use our COVID-19 website pages and the University of Waterloo’s “Welcome Back Guide” to learn more about the winter 2022 term.  Although information changes quickly, we are making every effort to keep these pages current with the most recent information.


Our plans will continue to evolve as we work with our University of Waterloo partners and Public Health. We look forward to welcoming you back on campus when it is safe to do so.


Dr. Peter Meehan
President and Vice Chancellor



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