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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2021 — University closed

Thursday, September 30th

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Canada marks the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, Sept. 30. This is a federal statutory holiday, and as such is recognized as a holiday by Brandon University in our collective agreements.

Brandon University will be CLOSED on Thursday, Sept 30. No classes will be held.

Because this is a new statutory holiday, and BU will be closed on that date, some classes will be reduced by the number of hours that were originally scheduled for Sept. 30. Senate Executive has passed the following motion, which will permit those courses to be completed with the lower number of hours:

THAT the Senate Executive, acting on behalf of the Senate, grant a one-time special dispensation allowing courses scheduled for September 30, 2021, which has recently been declared a federal statutory holiday (National Day for Truth & Reconciliation), to complete the term with fewer than the minimum required contact hours (normally 36 contact hours per 3 credit hour course).

This may require adjustments to course syllabi or other course planning. We will be adjusting our future-year Fall Term dates to accommodate this new holiday in respect of minimum contact hour requirements.

We are working with community partners to create activities and resources that will appropriately mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, both on that day, and in the days around it. Please watch for updates.

Brandon University is committed to being an accessible institution. To ensure that any event is available to all who are interested in attending, please advise us in advance of any accessibility considerations. Accessibility contact: communications@brandonu.ca


Thursday, September 30th
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