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2020 Summer Semester Information

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COVID-19 #12                                                                                                   Saturday March 28, 2020 Columbia International College has enhanced its teaching and learning practice using Google Classroom as one of the learning management systems (LMS) since 2018. With the current COVID-19 situation, the Ontario Ministry of Education has instructed all schools to close in mid-March. All our current students are well underway using Google Classroom for their remote…

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[COVID-19 Update] March 20, 2020

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Friday March 20, 2020 Re:  Facilitate our students to study from home To: All CIC Parents, As we are living and studying under the current State of Emergency here in Ontario, we are receiving many requests from students and parents asking the question: Can my child return to my home country and continue studying remotely? Yes – Special Sign-Out requests…

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[COVID-19 Update] March 19, 2020

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March 19, 2020 COVID 19 – Update #10 We all have a civic duty to make good choices, to stay healthy and act responsibly to protect ourselves, our friends and our entire school community. The COVID-19 situation is fluid and rapidly changing. And so must our school’s response. Here is our Update in Q and A format. Frequently Asked Questions…

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[COVID-19 Update] March 17, 2020

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COVID 19 – Update #9 Tuesday March 17, 2020 Re:  COVID-19 CIC update To: All CIC Students, Parents and Partners, Following Monday’s (March 16) announcements from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams’ outlining sweeping restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford has declared a State of Emergency In Ontario…

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CIC Is Implementing Remote Learning after Spring Break

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Dear CIC Community, Re: Remote Learning at Columbia International College Earlier today, the Ontario Ministry of Education, announced the closure of all publicly funded schools from March 14 to April 5 (inclusive of March Break, March 14-22) due to concerns about COVID-19. This decision is based on the advice of Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Our…

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[COVID-19 Update] March 12, 2020

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COVID-19 Update #8 Thursday March 12, 2020 To: All CIC Students, Parents and Partners, Re: Two COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Hamilton, Ontario. Yesterday, a 32-year old Burlington woman physician who is a Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) radiation oncologist has reportedly tested positive COVID-19 after returning from a personal trip to Hawaii, USA. This has no direct impact on operations or…

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Helping the Children in Ecuador

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In December 2019, 14 students from Columbia International College went to Gulag, Ecuador. Their purpose on that trip was to help build a new classroom and washroom facility for the primary school. Our students got the chance to connect with the local students and simultaneously learned about the historical context that caused indigenous communities in the region to struggle economically….

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