COVID-19 UPDATE - April 22, 2020
Federal aid for students announced
The Prime Minister has announced the creation of the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). Students will be eligible for $1,250 a month from May through August. That sum can go up to $1,750 if the student is taking care of someone or has a disability. The benefit is available also to students who have jobs but are making less than $1,000 a month.

Other measures announced for students include:

  • Doubling student grants for eligible students — up to $6,000 for full-time students and up to $3,600 for part-time students.
  • Raising the maximum weekly amount that can be provided through the Canada student loans program in 2020-2021 to $350 from $210.
  • Changes to the Canada Summer Jobs Program in sectors not shut down by COVID, including increased wage subsidies, ways for businesses to qualify, and the inclusion of part-time work.

Read the full release from the Prime Minister here.
Student loans site fixed!
The student loans website, both for students applying and for institutions, seems to be back up and running. We have been receiving information from them again and have been told that the student side is working as well.

If you are in urgent need, apply for Campion emergency funds here.
Spring / Summer semester learning options
The 2020 Spring and Summer courses will all be offered through distance learning and it will be indicated on UR Self Service in one of two ways:
  1. RLDS (distance synchronous) - this means that the class has a specific time that you will log in to be part of the class virtually through an app like Zoom and materials will be available through UR Courses like usual. If there is a time listed, this is the type of learning.
  2. RLWS (web asynchronous) - this means that videos and materials will be posted for you to view and work on when you are able, within a selected time limit (ie. you may need to view by the end of the week). If it is listed as WEB, this is the type of class it is.

**If there is a classroom listed, please ignore it! It is not relevant and you should not show up at that classroom for classes. The time is what's important as that is the time for your virtual class.**
Updates for Campion Spring Summer classes
These are the classes being offered this spring and summer through Campion: (View these on our website here with more course info.)

SPRING: (May 4 to June 17)
  • 22099 ENGL 100-C40
  • MTWR 0930-1045 / Hoffmann, D.
  • 20927 HIST 116-C40
  • TR 1100-1345 / Patenaude, M.
  • 21978 PHIL 150-C40
  • MTWR 0930-1045 / Omoyefa, P.
  • 21990 PSYC 102-C40
  • WEB / Weir, S.
  • 21991 PSYC 210-C40
  • WEB / Weir, S.
  • 21785 RLST 100-C20
  • May 4-26, WEB / Folk, M.
  • 22008 STAT 100-C40
  • MTWR 1100-1215 / Agasthian, V.
  • 21993 RLST 322-C97 Antisemitism & the Holocaust (cross-posted)
  • 21928 HIST 390AU-C97 Antisemitism & the Holocaust (cross-posted)
  • WEB / Wagner, M.
SUMMER: (July 6 to Aug 19)
  • 21905 ENGL 100-C70
  • WEB / Hoffmann, D.
  • 22157 STAT 200-C70
  • MTWR 1100-1215 / Agasthian, V.

If you have questions about these classes, reach out to the Registrar's office
Winter semester grades
We know you're in the middle of finals and final papers, so we thought we would give you a quick how-to in case you choose to use the grading alternatives. Full details about the grading alternatives can be found here.

OPTION 1: Traditional numerical grade

When you get your final numerical grades, if you would like to keep them as is, you do not need to do anything. That is how they will appear on your transcript and they will be included in the calculation for your GPA.

OPTION 2: COVID letter grades


For the Winter 2020 semester only, there are 2 additional alternatives: CRC (Credit COVID 19) and NCC (Non-Credit COVID 19). There will be a form on UR Self Service that will allow you to choose one of these options for a class but note that once you submit the request, it is immediate and irreversible.

After you have received your marks, you can always reach out to us to have a conversation about your options. Email your usual advisor or to set up a time to talk.
How can we help you?
  • Need a little help figuring out your schedule? The Registrar's office can still advise you remotely via phone, email, or zoom. Send them an email to to set up an appointment.
  • Questions about references, how to do research remotely, and even renewing books? Reach out to our Library staff at
  • Want to connect via zoom with some other students for regular virtual coffee meetups? Join the Campion Campus Ministry Connect group on Facebook or email Kelly Bourke to be on the list at
  • For all other questions, reach out to our general inbox which we are checking throughout the day: