Press release - Disciplinary measures taken in response to recent events

Press release - Disciplinary measures taken in response to recent events

Disciplinary measures taken in response to recent events

Church Point (NS), September 11, 2020 -  In light of recent events, Université Sainte-Anne’s disciplinary committee met to determine if the actions of a student should be considered unacceptable behaviour according to Public Health’s directives, as well as Université Sainte-Anne's COVID-19 Code of Conduct and Student Code of Conduct.

Following the disciplinary process, Université Sainte-Anne has expelled the student in question at the end of their isolation period.

Committee members noted numerous infractions. First, failure to follow Public Health’s directives as well as Université Sainte-Anne’s COVID-19 Code of Conduct, which require a mandatory 14-day isolation period for everyone arriving from outside the Atlantic provinces. Public Health’s investigation revealed that the student did not properly self-isolate.

Second, Université Sainte-Anne’s Student Code of Conduct states that it is prohibited to create a situation that can endanger the health and security of others, or to provide false information to anyone concerning a student’s status or their Université Sainte-Anne academic record.

Université Sainte-Anne wishes to remind everyone that we are experiencing a time of crisis. There are numerous stress factors, and everyone reacts differently to triggering events. We can all actively choose to be understanding and compassionate in these challenging times.

We must commit to making a collective effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That means strictly adhering to Public Health orders and directives - practising good hand washing and other hygiene steps, maintaining a physical distance when and where required – and we will get through this.

About Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.




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