WEB - Knopka - Toronto, 05/05/2020 - NEWS, Russian
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Summary Translation: no byline - According to the latest updates from universities across Canada, many post-secondary institutions are looking at offering at least some of their classes online this September. While Canada is officially flattening the curve, experts are already gearing up for a second wave of the coronavirus in the fall, which could delay in-person instruction until January 2021. Ontario universities are exploring different options for conducting classes depending on the situation with the coronavirus. Online classes are part of the solution to the problem. At the University of Toronto, some classes may be delivered fully or partially through remote instruction. The University of Alberta is also preparing for the possibility of online classes. The University established a Fall 2020 Planning Group, who have developed three scenarios in anticipation of the September semester. The University's most optimistic scenario involves limited in-person classes and international students being allowed in Canada; the worst scenario involves no in-person instruction and international borders remaining closed. Canadian universities are also bracing themselves for a potential budget crunch this fall as the future of international students, who contribute billions of dollars in tuition, is unclear. It is not known whether foreign students will be allowed to study in Canada in the fall.