Important Update: October 22, Winter 2022 Course Delivery Update
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Update to Students, October 22, 2021

Library is now set up with a printer for working student ID cards

The Library is now ready to print physical ID cards for students. Students who would like a physical ID card will need to come to the Library during opening hours with a government issue photo ID (a passport, BC ID, BC Driver’s License, or permanent residency card). Students should be prepared to have their photo taken

Please note: only students with in-person final exams need a physical ID in order to write their exam. Students with virtual exams need to complete the AC Photo ID Canvas course. For more information on making your virtual ID, please read this page.


Winter 2022 Course Delivery Update

[Friday October 15, 2021]

Dear all,

Some important announcements regarding Winter 2022 term (January 10-April 14, 2022) scheduling, course registration, and course delivery.


Schedule Publication and Course Registration:

  • Monday, October 25-Thursday, October 28:
  • Monday, October 25-Thursday, October 28:
    • Course registration will open to students incrementally (based on assigned registration time/date) in MyAC from October 25-28, 2021, and remains open thereafter until the add/drop deadline which is January 14, 2022.
    • Course registration tutorials videos are available to students within their MyAC student portal, and our Course Registration team runs live workshops for students (or staff/faculty) every week (some weeks 2-3 times). The workshop schedule can be found here: https://alexandercollege.ca/admissions-and-registration/registrars-office-workshops/

Winter 2022 Course Delivery Methods

Courses for are to be delivered in one of FOUR formats:

  1. Face-to-face: As we continue to follow provincial guidance on restarting in-person service and instruction, the vast majority of courses offered during Winter 2022 term are scheduled to be delivered using the traditional face-to-face model. Students attend all course components in-person on-campus.
  2. Blended: Students in these courses alternate between on-campus and virtual attendance (Zoom) at regularly scheduled days and times. On the schedule, these courses have both an on-campus classroom time and a virtual Zoom time. Students register in one of two groups. The group number determines the days of on-campus and virtual attendance.
  3. Virtual: Students in these courses attend via Zoom at regularly scheduled days and times. These courses are indicated by the word “virtual” only. No on-campus classroom is listed.
  4. Online: These are fully online courses with no set weekly attendance times. No on-campus classroom times or virtual times are listed. Students follow assigned readings and participate in online discussion forums.

Campus Access

Alexander College’s new Burnaby Campus, located at 4805 Kingsway, Burnaby is now open and most on-campus services have resumed with safety measures in place, including Front Desk, Registrar and Enrolment Services, Finance and Bookstore, and Office of Students Affairs including the Library and Writing & Learning Centre. Office hours vary by department, please check the Department webpage for details: www.alexandercollege.ca

We look forward to welcoming students back to campus this January!

Sincerely,

Alexander College Administration


Archived Notifications

  • First Two Weeks of Fall 2021 Term to be Held Virtually

    First Two Weeks of Fall 2021 Term to be Held Virtually [Thursday September 2nd, 2021]

    Dear students, faculty, and staff

    Please be advised that all classes for Fall 2021 term (including those offered in blended format) will be held virtually during the first two weeks of term (September 7 – 17). All students will attend virtual/online during this period, and only those students registered for blended courses will begin attending on campus from September 20, 2021.

    During the period of September 7 – 17, the Alexander College Burnaby campus is open with limited access and services.


    Fall 2021 Course Delivery Update [Friday June 18th]

    As we plan for the Fall 2021 term, Alexander College is closely following the Provincial Health Officer’s guidelines, and the new return-to-campus primer document, with guidelines for post-secondary about returning to campus.

    Classes for Fall 2021 are to be offered in three formats:

    Blended:
    Students in these courses alternate between on-campus and virtual attendance (Zoom) at regularly scheduled days and times. On the schedule, these courses have both an on-campus classroom time and a virtual Zoom time. Students register in one of two groups. The group number determines the days of on-campus and virtual attendance.

    Virtual:
    Students in these courses attend via Zoom at regularly scheduled days and times. These courses are indicated by the word “virtual” only. No on-campus classroom is listed.

    Online:
    These are fully online courses with no set weekly attendance times. No on-campus classroom times or virtual times are listed. Students follow assigned readings and participate in online discussion forums. For more information about online learning, please visit: https://alexandercollege.ca/programs-and-courses/online-learning/

    Learn about how to interpret the Fall 2021 schedule:

    Course registration for Fall 2021 term opens via MyAC July 5 – July 8, and will remain open until the course add/drop deadline, September 10, 2021.

    We look forward to welcoming staff, faculty and students back on campus for the Fall term.

    Sincerely,
    Alexander College Administration

  • Important Announcement Regarding Course Registration for Spring 2021 Term

    Important Announcement Regarding Course Registration for Spring 2021 Term

    Dear Alexander College students,

    As of May 28, 2021, The Government of Canada has suspended flights from India and Pakistan until June 21, 2021. For further information regarding this travel suspension please visit the government of Canada website https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/india | https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/pakistan

    As a result, the Office of the Registrar can no longer issue travel support letters to students travelling from any countries that are currently listed under this specific ban.

    If you have already landed in Canada, your ability to register for courses in Spring 2021 semester will not be affected by this decision.

    If you have not yet arrived in time for Spring 2021 semester, and you are already enrolled in courses but require a schedule change to accommodate the time difference, please contact Registrar@alexandercollege.ca for further instruction.

    If you are a student affected by this travel suspension and you wish to defer your semester or drop courses that are currently enrolled on your student account, please contact your enrollment advisor.

    Any further extension or changes to this travel suspension notice will be updated accordingly.

     

    Sincerely,
    Office of the Registrar

  • Important Announcement: Fall 2021 Term

    Important Announcement: Fall 2021 Term

    Dear Alexander College students,

    In cooperation with other universities and colleges in Canada, and the direction of the Provincial Health Officers and Public Health, Alexander College intends to open the Burnaby campuses for face-to-face classes and some campus services in September 2021. We are following the provincial mandates according to the COVID-19 Go Forward Guidelines for BC Post Secondary sector. We expect to continue to follow all required COVID-19 safety protocols in September 2021.

    Depending on the situation, we are planning for different scenarios with all required pandemic protocols in place:

    • Scenario 1: An almost full -scale return to our campuses this September. Most classes will be face-to-face on campus.
    • Scenario 2: Blended classes with some days of face-to-face classes on campus, and some days online on Zoom.
    • Additionally, we will continue to offer a select number of fully online courses to students who wish to remain virtual for the Fall 2021 term.

    As more information becomes available over the coming months, we will continue to update the Alexander College community.

    Our students, staff, and faculty have done an exceptional job in adapting to our virtual classrooms and workplace, and we wholeheartedly look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus in the future.

    Alexander College will post regular updates on our website homepage, www.alexandercollege.ca/campus-notifications

    Sincerely,
    President’s Office, Alexander College

  • Important Announcement: Spring and Summer 2021 terms to be delivered virtually.

    Important Announcement: Spring and Summer 2021 terms to be delivered virtually.

    Dear Students,

    As always, the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty are our priority when making decisions regarding the delivery of classes during this time. We are carefully following the guidance and directions of the Provincial Health Officers and Public Health, and reviewing the provincial government’s BC Restart Plan as it is revised over time.

    Alexander College will continue to deliver all courses virtually (including those with a laboratory component) for the duration of the Spring (May 3- July 9, 2021) and Summer (July 12- Aug 28, 2021) terms.

    Registration for the Spring term opened on February 22, 2021.

    At the current time, campus facilities are not accessible to students. All student support and administrative services, including technical support for MyAC, Canvas, and Zoom, will continue to be offered virtually via email, phone, or video conferencing. Please see our website FAQ section for answers to frequency asked questions and contact information for various departments and services. Select services (at the Burnaby campus) such as student payment, document drop off/pick up services, will continue to operate on scheduled days, with all COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

    With the advent of vaccination programs in the future, we are planning an eventual return to classes and services on campus. At this present time, we are carefully reviewing the situation in BC and will inform the Alexander College community once we have a firm return date. Our students, staff, and faculty have done an exceptional job in adapting to our virtual classrooms and workplace, and we wholeheartedly look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus in the future.

    Alexander College will post regular updates on our website homepage, www.alexandercollege.ca/campus-notifications

    Sincerely,
    Alexander College Administration

  • Alexander College takes the safety of its students, staff and faculty seriously. Please see here for our comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan (PDF Download).

    Alexander College takes the safety of its students, staff and faculty seriously. Please see here for our comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan (PDF Download).

    UPDATE:

    Dear Alexander College Students,

    As of February 12, 2021, the Government of Canada has announced specific new measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Please read below the details regarding travel to Canada. These measures are applicable to all international students entering Canada.

    “All travellers arriving to Canada by air, as of February 22, 2021, with some exceptions, will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before exiting the airport, and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period. With limited exceptions, air travellers, will also be required to reserve, prior to departure to Canada, a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel. Travellers will be able to book their government-authorized stay starting February 18, 2021. These new measures are in addition to existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for air travellers.

    Finally, at the same time on February 22, 2021, all travellers, whether arriving by land or air will be required to submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan, electronically via ArriveCAN before crossing the border or boarding a flight.”

    If you are traveling to Canada, you must inform Alexander College on arrival to advise us of your quarantine measures as per our 14 day self isolation plan. For more questions about our COVID-19 Readiness Plan or further information, please contact covid19safety@alexandercollege.ca.

    Alexander College is now on the list of Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) that can accept incoming international students on study permits. As per the Immigration and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) site, Alexander is “able to reopen to international students who aren’t currently in Canada and who have, or have been approved for, a study permit or are travelling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.”

    Our COVID-19 Readiness plan has been fully ratified by the provincial and federal government stakeholders. For more information about this process and what it means for incoming internationals, please see here: www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students/approved-dli.html.