March 19, 2021

Fall 2021 term update

We’re so excited about a return to in-person learning! There’s a lot of work ahead, but we’re doing our best to ensure NorQuest is ready to bring students back safely when the time is right. We expect to learn more over the coming weeks and months about any restrictions for in-person learning in the Fall. This past year, NorQuest has grown our ability to deliver programming through our digital and online learning model. We know that balancing online with in-person instruction provides an exceptional educational experience for our students. We are prepared for flexible delivery and can’t wait to see more eager learners on campus come Fall.

Learn more about the Government of Alberta’s plans for Fall.

March 4, 2021

Spring 2021 term updates

As the Government of Alberta moves towards easing public health restrictions, NorQuest College is pleased to share news of our plans for the spring 2021 term. Program delivery will continue to be online for most students, with selected students attending classes and labs in-person. If you are a student who has been approved to be on campus, your program will contact you separately with more information.

Keeping our students safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is still our top priority. In addition to aligning with provincial restrictions and guidelines, the college has the following safety measures in place on campus:

  • Everyone is required to wear a face mask.
  • All areas occupied by students and employees are cleaned and disinfected regularly.
  • Sanitation stations and hand sanitizer are placed throughout the buildings.
  • Physical barriers (plexiglass) and physical distancing markers are in place.
  • Students with in-person classes or labs are required to complete the mandatory online Student COVID-19 Return to Campus Course each term.

What services will be open on campus?

In addition to accessing all of our services virtually, here’s what you can expect on campus:

Office of the Registrar

Limited services including prospect advising, LINC applications, ID cards, and drop off/pick up documentation by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 780.644.6000 to make an appointment.

The Learner Centre

The library is open along with tutorial and academic coaching, and computer help Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through a seat booking system. Space is limited, and we ask students to make a reservation. Watch this video to see how the reservation system works. Visit the Library website for more details and to make a reservation. Visit norquest.ca/tutor for more information on how to get help from tutors or to use their live chat for quick questions. And you can always get computer help through studenthelp.norquest.ca.

Student Navigators

Program advising, and Learner Income Support (formerly AB Works) funding support by appointment on Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact Student Navigators at  780.644.6130 to make an appointment.

Centre for Growth and Harmony

Counseling and social work support by appointment or for drop-ins on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Civic Employees Legacy Tower. Contact the Centre for Growth and Harmony at 780.644.6155 or email wellness@norquest.ca for more information or to book an appointment.

Accessibility Services and the Office of Student Judicial Affairs

Assistive technology, limited accessibility services, and all Office of Student Judicial Affairs services by appointment. To make an appointment call 780.644.6130 for Accessibility Services, or email AssistiveTechnology@norquest.ca for more information about in-person bookings. To book an appointment for the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, call 780.644.6490.

Indigenous Student Centre

Cultural supports and smudging by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact the Indigenous Student Centre for more information or to make an appointment.

Bookstore

Remains closed, but you can order online and take advantage of our affordable delivery and pick-up services. Contact bookstore@norquest.ca for more information and shop online at shop.norquest.ca.

January 8, 2021

Newest COVID-19 announcements and what they mean for NorQuest

On December 8, 2020, the Alberta government announced a number of new and mandatory restrictions in place for the province. Yesterday, it was announced that these requirements will remain in place for at least two more weeks (until January 21).

NorQuest is still planning to start select in-person labs and classes for some students commencing on the week of January 11, 2021. If you are scheduled to be on campus for the Winter 2021 term, the college will contact you with specific details. This situation is developing and we will inform students of any changes as soon as possible.

At this time, we want to remind NorQuest students about how the latest restrictions affect you:

Masks and face coverings

  • Effective immediately, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
  • All NorQuest students are required to wear a mask or face covering when they are indoors at the college, without exception for physical distance or physical barriers.

Closures

  • The Learner Centre, Office of the Registrar, Student Services, Tutorial Services, Centre for Growth and Harmony, and the AICCC will remain closed. All of these services will be conducted virtually until further notice.

Virtual support is available

We will continue doing our very best to keep you safe. The college remains committed to following direction from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health and Alberta Health Services.

If you have been on campus and feel unwell within 14 days, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to the virus and are being tested, email trackingcovid@norquest.ca and provide the requested information. These resources are designed to help keep NorQuest students safe.

We ask that all students take these new, province-wide restrictions seriously. Please take necessary steps to keep yourselves, your families, and your classmates safe.

Thank you for being understanding, responsible, and patient—and helping to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

 

Jill Matthew
Executive Lead, COVID-19 Public Health Response Team
NorQuest College

Looking for past updates? Visit our COVID-19 archives.

Frequently asked questions

NorQuest College is taking measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees and the community safe and healthy. These frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be updated as the situation changes.