Brock University announced Monday, Nov. 30 it will extend its upcoming holiday break by delaying the start of Winter Term by one week. Instead of opening on Jan. 4, the University will re-open on Jan. 6, and classes for the Winter Term will resume on Jan. 11.
The announcement was made in a letter to the Brock community from Lynn Wells, the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, who said the decision comes after two weeks of consultations with students, staff and faculty members.
Wells paid tribute to the resilience shown by the Brock community during the past several months, but added that “month upon month in this new normal has taken its toll.”
Leaders of Brock’s graduate and undergraduate student organizations welcomed the decision.
“The partnership between student associations and the University remains strong, collaborative and results-oriented,” said Christopher Yendt, President of Brock’s Graduate Students’ Association. “We are excited that this student-centred approach has resulted in meaningful action to address some of the challenges students are facing.”
From the undergraduate side, Brock University Students’ Union President Asad Jalib also applauded the move.
“The leadership at Brock University continues to demonstrate that it is receptive to student needs and in touch with the student body,” said Jalib.
To see the Provost’s letter in its entirety, please click here.