Academic + Campus Events

A Message from Academic + Campus Events (ACE)

As Canada continues to deal with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University remains committed to playing our part in ensuring the health and wellbeing of our community. Equally important is our commitment to three core activities:

  • ensuring that our students can complete their term,

  • providing a place to live for those students in residence who are unable to return home, and

  • supporting the critical COVID-19 and time-sensitive research endeavors of our world-class scholars

  • On March 28, 2020, and based on the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government issued a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, effective immediately.

    The University has already recommended the postponement or cancellation of all events taking place up to April 30, 2020 and the current pandemic conditions may require further cancellation or postponement on short notice. Refunds for all rental fees and services will be provided via the original method of payment. We appreciate your patience while we work to facilitate credit card refunds over the coming week and refunds for payments made by cheque, which may take up to 30 days.
    As our preparations continue to be focused on the need to ensure the health of our community, and the commitment to our three core activities, we are currently only accepting new facility rental requests from external groups for the period beginning July 1 to August 31, 2020. Once conditions permit, we will be in touch with further information about the possible rescheduling of all other activities as well as services to facilitate virtual events.