On February 23, Christopher Manfredi, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and Yves Beauchamp, Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) announced that McGill will return to in-person teaching in Fall 2021. Manfredi and Vice Principal Yves Beauchamp sent an email to the McGill community at 9:30 am EST detailing this decision.
Manfredi and Beauchamp noted that “students and teaching staff should plan for a return to more regular rhythms of on-campus academic activity by September.”
This return to on-campus activities will also apply to on-campus work for administrative and support staff, with hopes of achieving a “regular presence” by September 2021.
In addition to confirming on-campus academic activities, this announcement also confirmed that student residences will be open for Fall 2021, and will be available to “all eligible first-year students who request it.”
The announcement assured the community that “all necessary health and safety measures will continue to be implemented,” though acknowledged that the evolution of the public health situation can not be known with certainty. However, Manfredi and Beauchamp are confident that McGill will be able to “deliver academic programs and university services in a way that meets the standards of excellence expected of McGill University while continuing to ensure the safety of our community,” and will continue to provide updates on the ongoing situation.