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The Language Centre

Winter 2022 Update


In keeping with new protocols announced by the Government of Nova Scotia, Saint Mary's University is implementing the following measures, effective immediately:

TLC Programs- In-Person Delivery: The Language Centre’s classes will resume in-person beginning January 24, 2022.  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone! To help keep everyone healthy while in class and on campus, students must follow the following SMU and Public Health protocols.

Campus Open:  Student resources and services are open and available to students, including but not limited to residence, food services, advising, library services, IT helpdesk, and Athletics and Recreation. Faculty members may access their offices, labs or other spaces as needed.

Masks: Masks are required to be worn by students at all times in common areas (hallways, lobbies, washrooms), classrooms and study spaces. Faculty are permitted to remove their masks to lecture as long as they can maintain a physical distance of 2 metres or more. Food is not permitted in classrooms; however, you can take your mask off momentarily for a sip of your favourite beverage such as water or coffee. Students, faculty and staff may remove masks to consume food in food service areas such as the Tim Horton’s seating area, Starbucks seating area, Dockside Dining Hall, Student Centre Food Court and other designated areas. Consumption of food and drink will continue to be allowed in the Atrium, Patrick Power Library, Arts Commons and Hari Das Commons.  When you have finished eating, please put your mask back on and follow hygiene practices including hand washing.

Homburg Centre and The Dauphinee Centre continue to operate. There are no changes for Athletics and Recreation. Consistent with provincial guidelines, proof of vaccination is required to enter the Homburg Centre, the Gorsebrook Lounge and The Dauphinee Centre.

Residence Services will continue to operate. There are no changes to on-campus housing and residence protocols or services.

To learn about measures for vaccination, masking, social distancing, and more please visit the COVID-19 Policy and Vaccination Requirements Protocols and FAQ's webpages.



The Language Centre is accredited by Languages Canada, and is a Designated Learning Institute recognized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The Language Centre programs adhere to:

Regulations are amended frequently. Please check the list of Regulations by Act to see if there are any recent amendments to these regulations that are not yet included in the aforementioned consolidations.