March 13th, 2020
Update: April 1, 2020
As many of you know, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are in a state of emergency to contain the spread of COVID-19. Publics schools are remaining closed indefinitely in New Brunswick and at least until May 1st 2020 in Nova Scotia.
We have received agreement from the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour in New Brunswick and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Education (DLAE) to continue remote education delivery until May 1, 2020.
This means our classes will continue to be taught remotely while our campuses remain closed for all students in accordance with public safety precautions. We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates.
We thank everyone for their continued patience and cooperation, and as always, urge everyone to continue to take precautions, practice social distancing, and stay healthy and safe.
Stuart Bentley, President Eastern College
Update: March 22, 2020
COVID-19 Update – Eastern College implements remote education delivery
Further to our March 13th announcement, I would like to share an update on our response to the COVID-19 situation. We took the unprecedented step of quickly closing our campuses to students and staff on March 13th in response to rapidly developing threats posed by COVID-19 and began preparing for remote education delivery. The Eastern College team has worked diligently to prepare our students and staff to continue their learning through remote education delivery.
Our priority is ensuring our students can continue their studies from home where they are safe from exposure to the virus by adhering to physical distancing protocols. We also understand that students want to continue with their education and prepare for their new careers.
All Eastern College classes will be delivered through remote education delivery. Specific program and course details will be communicated to students via our Student Web, Eastern Student Emails, and contact from Instructors.
Thank you to all of our students for their understanding, cooperation, and commitment to adjust as we go through this time together. I would also like to thank everyone on our Eastern College team for their dedication and readiness in dealing with these uncertain times and maintaining our students’ continued education at the forefront of their efforts.
On behalf of Eastern College, I wish our students continued success in their studies and look forward to seeing them graduate into new careers.
Stuart Bentley, President Eastern College
Update: March 13, 2020
Eastern College closing campuses and transitioning to remote learning delivery as a precaution against COVID-19
Halifax, NS – as the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to spread and public health measures are being implemented throughout Eastern Canada, our team has been working to address the health and safety concerns of our community while ensuring the continuity of learning wherever feasible.
As a result, Eastern College is temporarily closing campuses in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from March 16, 2020 to April 3, 2020, and classes will be facilitated through remote learning delivery for programs where possible. In order to prepare for remote learning delivery and to ensure the continuity of learning for our students, we will also be cancelling classes on March 16, 2020 so that instructors and administration can continue to prepare for remote learning delivery. Remote learning delivery classes will begin on Tuesday March 17, 2020.
Our Eastern College Online programs and students remain unaffected by this change as the students and instructors are already using remote learning as part of the day-to-day instruction and learning.
The health and well-being of students and faculty is paramount as we continue to navigate the developing situation relating to COVID-19. Eastern College is communicating these adjustments to all students and will be providing support to faculty to assist in the transition.
“Our priority at this time is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and our community. We are grateful for their patience and understanding during these rapidly changing times,” said Stuart Bentley, President, Eastern College. “We will continue our unwavering efforts to transition our programs to remote learning so our students can continue their education.”
Eastern College continues to urge students and faculty to take all necessary precautions during these uncertain times. If you or anyone you know starts having symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself from others as quickly as possible. Immediately call a health care professional or the public health authority in the province or territory where you are located. Describe your symptoms and travel history. The Canadian Public Health Agency will provide advice on what you should do.
About Eastern College
Established in 1983, Eastern College has delivered training in a modular approach to students to enable them to fast-track to job readiness. Eastern has four campuses in Atlantic Canada; Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton and Halifax. Eastern offers programs in Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Supply Chain and Art & Design.
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