Eastern College Students Update Regarding Remote Delivery of Classes

April 26th, 2021

The health and safety of our students and employees remains our highest priority.  Further to the communication that was sent to you from Stuart Bentley, President, on November 19, 2020, we are following up to announce our direction regarding remote delivery of your classes.

We are committed to delivering your education safely with the high-quality experience you expect.  Our current schedule and delivery model is aligned with the Health and Safety Guidelines and Recommendations of the Provincial Government and Public Health in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

It is important that we provide these updates so that you can make appropriate plans surrounding your education.

We do not expect to see changes in Provincial Guidelines and Restrictions in the upcoming months that will result in returning all classes to campus therefore, we will continue to deliver your education remotely until Friday, June 25, 2021.

On-campus, in-class instruction will be reserved for courses with academic outcomes that cannot be measured or achieved remotely.

The programs that will have limited, on-campus, in-class instruction include the following:

  • Barbering
  • Massage Therapy
  • Personal Support Worker/ Continuing Care Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Students needing to complete CPR/First Aid Training

Your Campus Director will reach out to both you and your instructor directly to inform you when your class will return for on-campus, in-class instruction.  Your program will continue to be delivered remotely if you have not been asked to return to in-class learning at this time.

We have a wide variety of supports in place to assist you during your program, including a free counselling program to support your well being.  Attached is further information regarding this service.

We will continue to communicate with you regularly in regards to the format of delivery for your program.  Please reach out to your campus team with any questions; we are always here to help.