Covid-19 Information and Updates


General Coronavirus Information

North West College is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and continues to comply with provincial Public Health orders. The health and safety of our staff, students and community is of utmost importance, and continues to be our primary focus, and are directed to the official provincial, federal and international health authorities where COVID-19 links provide the most up-to-date information available.

Government of Saskatchewan
Government of Canada
World Health Organization (WHO)

If you have questions about COVID-19 and North West College, please email:
COVID19@northwestcollege.ca and our team will work to find the right contact for your question.

COVID-19 Update

At this time, North West College has no confirmed cases. At North West College, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. The information here will be reviewed and updated, as required. We encourage you to learn more about the virus at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/

State of Emergency Continues: As of June 22, 2020, Saskatchewan entered into Phase Four of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, however, the Province of Saskatchewan remains in a State of Emergency. 

PREPARATIONS FOR NORTH WEST COLLEGE’S RE-OPEN PLAN

The health and safety of our staff, students and community is of utmost importance, and continues to be our primary focus. As we now prepare to re-open our campuses to staff, students and the public, the College has established a Re-Open Plan that complies to the sector-wide framework that all post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan must follow. This framework was established in collaboration with the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Ministry of Health. At this time, all programs in 2020-21 have been developed to be delivered in a blended fashion. Blended means a combination of online learning, face-to-face and alternative delivery instruction. The amount of face-to-face program delivery will be dependent upon the program type and Public Health orders we are required to comply with.

What to Expect When You Arrive on Campus:

All staff and students will be asked to fill out a screening form upon entry into the campus and adhere to the social distancing practices and other College protocols that are in place. Please bring your own pen if at all possible, to fill out the forms. You will be required to fill out a form every day you are on campus.

Orientation:

All staff and students will be required to complete an orientation on Covid-19 protocols and guidelines and be required to sign off that you received the orientation. In addition, all students will receive technology training within their first week of classes to support them in their blended learning experience.

Masks:

All staff and students will be provided one re-usable mask. It is mandatory that you wear the mask in all instances where social distancing is not possible. Please follow the guidelines on the package for caring for your masks.

Classrooms and Learning Spaces:

In our continued efforts to ensure we remain compliant with Public Health orders and Ministerial frameworks and guidelines, all classrooms and learning spaces have been cleaned and sanitized as well as structured by social distancing protocols. All classrooms have been documented and approved for a set occupancy rate as labelled on classroom entrance doors. Any accommodations or alterations to the classroom must be approved by Facilities and the Director of Finance. All efforts will be made to accommodate your classroom needs and requirements. 

Access to Our Campuses Will Remain Limited:

Employees must continue to acquire permission from their Director to gain access to any College facility. Once permission is granted, the employee must discuss details with Harvey Anderson, Facilities Manager, to ensure your request is properly accommodated with expected health and safety protocols in place. When on campus, staff are asked to limit their movements to their individual workstations. However, during this time, most services are still available. For more information, please call our main office at (Battlefords Campus) 306-937-5100 or, (Meadow Lake Campus) 306-234-5100, as well as visit our COVID-19 Update page on how we can best support you.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Career Counselling: Interested in pursuing your education, but not sure what to take? Details about upcoming fall programs and classes can be found on our website northwestcollege.ca or call to book an appointment to speak with our career counsellor (Battlefords Campus) 306-937-5100 or, (Meadow Lake Campus) 306-234-5100.

Student Services – Here for You:  Our Student Services teams are here to help you. Student Services are available to provide support and to address any barriers individuals may face. Please reach out by phone, Facebook, and check out the Battlefords Campus newsletter for the latest information from that Campus’ team.

Meadow Lake Residence: Residence units will be open to students. For inquiries about available units, please contact the Meadow Lake Campus at 306-234-5100.

GRANTS & FUNDING

Various grants and funding area available to new and returning students at North West College.  Please contact your Student Services Representative below for further information.

Battlefords Campus:
Lindsey Gartner
306-937-5126
lindsey.gartner@northwestcollege.ca

Meadow Lake Campus:
Mark Gunderson
306-234-5100
mark.gunderson@northwestcollege.ca

From the Executive Management of the College, thank you for your vigilance as we continue to flatten the curve of COVID-19.

covid-19 Updates:

August 14, 2020 Update
July 17, 2020 Update

June 5, 2020 Update
May 15, 2020 Update 
May 5, 2020 Update
May 1, 2020 Update

April 24, 2020 Update
April 9, 2020 Update

April 2, 2020 Update
March 31, 2020 Update
March 20, 2020 Update
March 19, 2020 Update
March 16, 2020 Update
March 15, 2020 Update
March 14, 2020 Update
March 13, 2020 Update

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): HERE

Reporting Absences: HERE

ABOUT COVID-19 (Important Links): HERE 

 

student emergency fund:

The current pandemic has caused a great deal of upheaval for many North West College Students and for some, significant financial hardship. The safety and wellbeing of our students is our top priority. As a response, North West College has established a new Student Emergency Fund to provide students who are experiencing urgent financial need to cover immediate, essential expenses as a result of the crisis.

The fund has been established and made possible by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Advanced Education for post-secondary students.

Students seeking relief through the Student Emergency Fund should fill out an application below. NWC staff will review the student applications to determine the extent of financial need, and funding will be allocated accordingly. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and as funds are available.

We encourage all students to reach out to Student Services for continued supports during this stressful time.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The North West College Student Emergency Fund is intended to assist students experiencing a financial shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students are eligible to apply for the Student Emergency Fund if the following criteria are met:

  • Be registered in a North West College post-secondary program at the time of application (does not include Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) programming);
  • Be a strong candidate to be successful in their program;
  • Be in good financial standing with the College; (no overdue funds owing to North West College); and
  • Has an emergent financial need.

Tuition fees and College-related fees are not covered by the Student Emergency Fund. Students whose tuition fees are in arrears should contact the Registrar’s Office directly at (306) 937-5105 to make arrangements for repayment. Students are also encouraged to seek alternate government assistance funding where opportunities exist.

HOW TO APPLY?

To apply, students must complete the Student Emergency Fund Application form including a budget worksheet, which will assist in determining their eligibility for support. Supporting documentation may be required.

The Student Emergency Fund Application and budget worksheet should be submitted to your Student Services Coordinator.

Battlefords Campus:
Lindsey Gartner
306-937-5126
lindsey.gartner@northwestcollege.ca

Meadow Lake Campus:
Mark Gunderson
306-234-5100
mark.gunderson@northwestcollege.ca

Once submitted, students will be contacted by a member of North West College Student Services team for a brief interview before the end of the next business day.