For the Winter Semester, Tyndale University will continue to deliver courses online using our web-based online (asynchronous), livestream and hybrid (online/livestream) delivery formats.
We are following closely the provincial government guidelines for reopening and if possible we hope to be able to offer a limited number of courses in person as well as in a livestream format. These are likely to be science lab-based courses, language courses and music performance. These are small classes which have specialist requirements for practical work and are the only exceptions currently being considered.
Tyndale recognizes that students are working under a lot of additional pressures because of the current environment and the accommodations that have to be made. We appreciate your commitment and we are working hard to safeguard your health, to promote academic excellence and to deliver a unique Tyndale experience. A number of factors might help you understand how we arrived at this decision:
- The residence will remain closed; we recognize that many students have made alternative arrangements for accommodation this year, not all of which are within easy reach of campus.
- In line with other public and private post-secondary institutions we take seriously our responsibility to protect our own community and the neighbourhood of which we are a part. University campuses are potential sites for higher rates of transmission and our location in the densely populated city of Toronto means that we have to take seriously the limitations likely to be imposed if infection rates continue to rise. Advice from the Public Health Authority suggests that seasonal flu and other illnesses will increase the risk of COVID–19 complications during the winter months.
- Finally, we know that a timely and clear decision helps you to plan and it supports staff and faculty in preparing for the next term.
Students can register for courses at https://www.tyndale.ca/registrar. The Office of the Registrar is ready to assist you with questions about your courses and finding a pathway towards successful progression and graduation.