Friday, March 31, 2023

Supporting Students Throughout the Strike

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Dear Student,

Carleton and CUPE 4600 (representing Teaching Assistants and Contract Instructors) have been unable to reach tentative agreements and, as a result, CUPE 4600 members are currently on strike.

Strikes can be challenging, and uncertainty about the future may cause additional stress. In particular, we have been hearing questions from students regarding the end of the winter term.

We do not anticipate having to extend the term (classes) or the graduation timeline. Please rest assured that the university, of course, has no intention of cancelling the term nor the current credits to be earned. Student grades and course progress are not at risk due to the ongoing strike.

Examinations are expected to take place as scheduled. Any adjustments to the schedule that may occur as a result of the strike will be communicated and reflected in the public exam schedule available on theĀ Scheduling and Exam Services website. Rescheduled exams will not extend beyond the defined exam period ending on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

It is important to remember that you are expected to continue your course work in all classes, if possible, and attend your classes if they are being held. If the strike continues, the university will explore a variety of options to support students in finishing the term. We are committed to a successful end of term for our students, and you will continue to be a priority in any decision-making processes.

Our student support services are open and here to help, so please reach out if you need support. Counselling appointments continue to be available for all students, including same-day counselling appointments from Monday to Friday for students in crisis. Students can call 613-520-6674 to make an appointment to speak with our Intake Counsellor. Please visit the Wellness Website to discover a variety of tools and resources to help understand, manage and improve your mental health.

We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. FAQs related to the strike can be found on the Carleton Bargaining website.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Blanchard
Vice-President (Students and Enrolment)

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