1. Working Group Composition
  2. Sub-Committee Working Groups
    1. Academic Department Return to Campus (ADRTC) Working Group
    2. Return to the Classroom (RTCR) Working Group
  3. RTC Consultation Session Schedule
  4. RTC Consultation Session Registration

Reporting to the Vice-President (Students and Enrolment) and COVID-19 Lead, the Return to Campus (RTC) Working Group is tasked with setting and monitoring the parameters of a safe return to campus. The RTC working group works closely with Ottawa Public Health in determining the most appropriate safety protocols for various on-campus activities such as classroom conduct and tunnel usage. RTC is also responsible for ensuring that these protocols are supported with appropriate resources.

The return to campus will be gradual and well-planned and will follow all safety and public health guidelines.

Working Group Composition

  • Suzanne Blanchard, Vice-President (Students and Enrolment) and COVID-19 Lead – Chair
  • Dwight Deugo, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic)
  • Steven Levitt, General Counsel
  • Kristie Tousignant, Director, Health and Counselling Services
  • Tony Lackey, Director, Risk and Insurance Services
  • Nancy Delcellier, Director, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Sandra Nelson, Director, Strategic Procurement
  • Daniel Redmond, Director, Operations and Maintenance
  • Terrence Odin, Assistant Director, Human Resources Infrastructure and Renewal
  • Sal Ugarte, Emergency Management Officer

Sub-Committee Working Groups

Academic Department Return to Campus (ADRTC) Working Group

The Academic Department Return to Campus (ADRTC) Working Group is a sub-committee working group under the Return to Campus (RTC) Committee to assist in the development of return to campus plans for academic departments and to establish guidelines and recommendations including:

  • identifying service standards for email, telephone, online and in-person service
  • how to communicate about how, when and where to access services, including providing language
  • departmental set up including capacity
  • safety and cleaning protocols
  • signage and crowd control measures
  • procurement of equipment and supplies
  • staffing levels
  • other items as identified

Chair: Suzanne Blanchard, Vice-President (Students and Enrolment) and University Registrar

Return to the Classroom (RTCR) Working Group

The Return to the Classroom (RTCR) Working Group is a sub-committee of the Return to Campus (RTC) Committee. RTCR is tasked with recommending protocols related to on-campus teaching during the pandemic. The Working Group brings together members of the RTC and academic leaders to identify face-to-face teaching practices that conform to public health guidelines while providing the best possible learning experience for students.

Chair: David Hornsby, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning Services)

RTC Consultation Session Schedule

The Return to Campus Working Group will be hosting hosted a series of consultation sessions in advance of the fall term. The consultation schedule is:

  • August 17: Academic Heads Roundtable
  • August 19: CUPE 2424
  • August 20: Senate
  • August 23: CUPE 4600 Unit 1, Unit 2 and CUASA
  • August 24: Open Consultation Session (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
  • August 26: Open Consultation Session (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
  • August 27: Open Consultation Session (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)

RTC Consultation Session Registration