Student Information for Winter 2023 – IMPORTANT UPDATES

Student Information for Winter 2023

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Student Information for Winter 2023

Reminder of Campus Safety Precautions

The First Nations University of Canada has communicated that the health and safety of our students, Elders, faculty, and staff is our priority.  

With variants of COVID-19, Influenza, and the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) currently at a high prevalence in Saskatchewan, we need to remain cautious, and we encourage everyone to take the necessary safety precautions while on campus.

  • Individuals who are sick, not feeling well or who experience respiratory or COVID-related symptoms should not come to campus.
    • Please do not bring others onto campus, such as friends or family members, who are currently sick or experiencing respiratory or COVID-related symptoms.
    • Please stay home, self-manage, and advise the FNUniv Crisis Response Team immediately.
  • We continue to encourage and welcome masking on any of the three campus locations. Masks and hand sanitizer are available upon entering campus, in addition to every classroom, lab and library. 
  • We encourage regular self-testing: rapid antigen test kits are available for all campus community members.
  • Regular testing is recommended when we are asymptomatic to ensure the safety of ourselves and those around us daily.

Please visit the Saskatchewan COVID-19 website for requirements on self-testing, self-management, and rapid test locations at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19.

The Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is similar to a bad cold and is very common and very contagious.

Read more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment on the website https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/your-health/conditions-diseases-services/healthline-online/hw176517

If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Crisis Response Team Lead at COVID19@brockthunderfirstnationsuniversityca

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Guide to Understanding the Class Schedule

  • The Guide to Understanding the Class Schedule will help you interpret the Winter 2023 class schedule.  You will see that it refers to the Fall 2022 semester but it is the same information for the Winter 2023 semester.  Please note that the examples included in the Guide are snapshots of what you will see in the Visual Schedule Builder system. If you are using UR Self-Service to search for courses, you will see the same information as in the examples but in a different format.

If you have any questions on the courses offered, you may call 1.306.790.5950 ext.3251 or email info@firstnationsuniversity.ca


Student Success Services and Elders Services

Student Success Services staff offer a blend of virtual and in-person support services. Student events such as seminars, workshops and collaborative events will be a blend of virtual and small in-person events. Continue to check the SSS URCourse to find additional information on the writing clinic, nutrition support, wellness counselling hours, and retention seminars and workshops.

Pipe Ceremonies will continue to be offered monthly at each campus. Contact the Elders’ helpers at each campus for details on ceremonies or to schedule visits with the Elders or Knowledge Keepers.

Contact an Administrative Assistant at 306.790.5950 ext. 7501 or at 306.790.5950 ext. 3127 to book an appointment or to speak to a staff member. Our administrative staff will follow up during regular work hours: Monday – Friday 8:30-12:00, 1:00-4:30.

Include the following in your email:

  • Your name, student number and if you are a New or Continuing student.
  • The campus attending: Regina, Saskatoon, Northern Campus (PA), or Community-based program.
  • A phone number where you can be reached to confirm your appointment.
  • A brief message of your request.


Workstations – All Campus locations

  • Regina Campus computer lab is relocated to Room 2008 (formerly the Medicine Room) on the 2nd Floor East.
  • The Saskatoon library has 8 workstations.
  • The Northern Campus computer lab and library are located in the basement, with 18 workstations in total (subject to change).
    • Computer lab – 4 workstations;
    • Library – 12 workstations;
    • A second, temporary lab is established in classroom B12 with 8 workstations.
  • Cleaning Procedures:
    • Thorough cleansing of all surfaces will be done throughout the day.

If you have any questions, please contact FNUniv IT Support at IT-Support@firstnationsuniversity.ca


Student ID Card

New students, including Off-Campus, must have a URegina student ID card. Click here to apply.

Replacement card: if returning students need a replacement, follow instructions on the link for payment.


Zoom for Students

For students who may be new to the FNUniv Zoom videoconferencing method, we have a Student Guide that will walk you through accessing the virtual classroom or take a few minutes to watch the video tutorial.

If you have any questions or concerns about Zoom, please contact FNUniv IT at 306-790-5950 ext. 7777.


Laptop Loan Program

FNUniv continues to offer the program for the Fall 2022 term. Students must meet specific requirements and conditions. Students must indicate which campus they are attending and where they want to pick up the laptop.

If you are interested in the program, please contact your campus library or email: fnunivlibrary@firstnationsuniversity.ca for further details and information.

Regina Campus Library:
p: 306.790.5950 ext. 3427 or 3425
Saskatoon Campus Library:
p: 306.931.1800 ext. 5430
Northern Campus Library:
p: (306) 765-3333 Ext. 7430 or 7425


Events

Indoor and Outdoor Events: Please see Events Services for booking. Masking requirements will apply to all Indoor events.


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