2021 Winter Academic Semester begins for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
The BCA Senate met and passed a motion on November 25, 2020, to change the starting date of the 2021 Winter Academic Semester to provide additional time to students for their health and wellness. The Senate decided unanimously that the BCA Winter 2021 Academic Semester will begin on January 11, 2021, for students in the Faculties of Arts, Business, Education, Graduate Studies, Nursing, Science, and Sustainable Design Engineering. Other academic calendar dates will be adjusted as required; the last day of the semester will remain April 26, 2021.
As previously announced, the Winter semester starting date for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine will be January 4, 2021. However, with a shared commitment to student health and wellness, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine academic and student leadership teams have made some adjustments to allow Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students to spend more time in their home environments without interrupting their progression in the program. Therefore, learning for DVM students in years 1 to 3 will take place online for the first two weeks of the semester and will resume in-person on January 18, 2021. Clinical rotations for fourth-year students will commence as planned on January 4, 2021, while the end of the semester for DVM students remains May 1, 2021.