TO: Full-time students
FROM: Christine Blake, Dean of Students
RE: Questions regarding the strike, assignments
I hope you are well. I know that a strike can be a challenging time, but please know that we are here to support you.

We have received a number of questions since Monday, and I thought it would be helpful to share the answers with all of you:
  • Is there any possibility that Study Week (October 23 to 26) will be cancelled?
    No. Study Week will continue as planned.
  • What about tests or assignments that are affected by the strike?
    Assignment due dates and test dates will be revised and shared with you when the strike is over. No assignments are due during the strike and there will be no tests on the first day back.
  • How will we know that classes are starting again?
    Students will receive an email notice through their Seneca email account at least 48 hours before they are expected back in the classroom. A message will also be posted on My.Seneca, and our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
  • What can I do to be ready for when classes are back?
    Students are encouraged to read, work on assignments and be prepared for when classes resume. Our Libraries are open and Learning Centre staff are ready to help you review and better understand content already covered in your course. They are unable to help with new material that has not yet been covered by your professor.
If you have any other questions about your program, please contact your student adviser. If you do not know how to reach your adviser, log into Student Centre. Your adviser’s name and contact information is listed on the homepage.

This is a difficult time, and I want to thank you for your patience and understanding. Together we will get through this and work toward the successful completion of your year. Please remember that Seneca is open and our services for students are available.

Updates on the strike will be posted on the academic bargaining website, My.Seneca and our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

I will email you directly if there are major developments.