LCV Introduces Return to Campus Plan
COVID-19 Update

Updated Return to Campus Plan

July 30, 2020

LCV Return to Campus Plan
(Updated on July 30, 2020)

A message to the campus community from LaSalle College Vancouver's President, Dr. Jason Dewling:

We trust you are adapting to our new reality and making the best of a difficult situation.  We have been busy planning for your return to the campus and are following the guidance from provincial health authorities as we make those plans.  As the provincial health agency has started to lift measures around the province it is important that we update you on what the next steps look like for LaSalle College Vancouver. Our approach will allow us to deliver high-quality teaching and learning – while ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. It is based on the guidelines and direction of the Provincial Health Officer, public health agencies, and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. These include:

  • Prioritizing the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Demonstrating our commitment to delivering a quality educational experience. 
  • Adopting a phased approach to in-person learning (under the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer).


This was our initial phase as the college and Provincial Health authorities navigated the health and safety concerns.

Phase 1 
- Building closed to public and students. 
- Building only to be accessed by appointment. 
- Employees work from home. 
- Preparations for safe re-entry. 
- All classes offered remotely.



Beginning in July with the start of our Summer quarter we began Phase 2 of our Return to Campus plan. During Summer 2020, LCV will primarily offer classes remotely (online) with select applied classes conducted in-person (on campus), adhering to physical distancing and other public health requirements. We will maintain a clear focus on ensuring high-quality face-to-face instruction, where possible, and high-quality remote instruction. 

Phase 2
- Building is open for limited “hands on” classes only for duration of classes.
- Physical distancing will be practiced and class size limited.
- Classes may also be live-streamed or recorded.
- Timetables will be staggered.
- Employees will continue working from home, see note below on building access for staff**.
- All other classes will be offered remotely.

**Building access for staff – Effective September 1st staff will have the option of working from home or working on campus.

Will my classes be on campus for the Fall 2020 quarter (Phase 2)? 

Program Directors will be reaching out to students whose classes will be held on campus for the Fall quarter. If you have questions about your classes, please reach out to your Program Director directly. 


The next phase will happen as dictated by our provincial health authority and may commence in the Winter 2021 quarter.

Phase 3 
- Building will be open and accessible. 
- Campus services will be restored. (Food service, library, the cage, etc) 
- Portions of our classes will be offered remotely  
- Some staff will be on campus while others work offsite. 
- Hygiene and safety protocols will be in place until advised by public health authorities to relax them. 


The final phase will begin once a vaccine is in place and the pandemic has subsided.

Phase 4 
- Health concerns of the pandemic have subsided. 
- There is a vaccine. 
- We will offer a more digitally enhanced learning experience. 
- We will offer more virtual services to our students. 
- Workplace expectations will be adjusted. 

*Please note that if we have a significant second wave, we may have to move back in these phases rather than forward.  
Thank you for adapting to this situation with us.  We all long for the day when we can engage with other face to face on a more regular basis.   

Download LaSalle College Vancouver's full Return to Campus Plan.

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