COVID-19 update #7

Mar 20, 2020

As we come up on a week of response and planning associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, we are in awe of the incredible work of our staff, faculty and leadership team members who have worked so creatively, quickly and in the best interest of our students to come up with innovative alternatives to face-to-face classes and services. These are exceptional times and we are grateful to the entire CMTN community for their dedication to student success and for their open hearts for one another.  

As the situation develops, we continue to be guided by the Provincial Health Officer and are working with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The health of our college community, students and employees remains our top priority. 

Distributed learning classes to begin Monday, March 23, 2020

Thanks to the hard work of our instructors, senior administrators and the team at our Centre of Learning Transformation (COLT), we have been able identify and implement a wide variety of distributed learning models as alternatives to face-to-face teaching and learning. The plan for each class should be confirmed by the end of day today and should be communicated to students by their instructors. 

Students should communicate with their instructors to find out which distributed learning models will begin for them. Instructors will also be informing students in courses or programs that require additional time to implement new learning models, and what those start dates will be.

May Business intake in Smithers going ahead

The May Business intake set to start in May will be moving ahead with a smaller than planned cohort. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, International students that are not yet landed in Canada and who applied for the May cohort will instead be offered September 2020 admission in Terrace.

FAQs available online

We know students have a lot of questions. We have developed a tab filled with answers to frequently asked questions on our COVID-19 page called FAQs. This includes information about Registration, Student Services and Distributed Learning. This is a helpful, one-stop spot for commonly asked questions. 

Hazelton campus moved to virtual service delivery

The Hazelton campus has moved to remote delivery of services effective March 20, 2020. Any students or staff who require access to the Hazelton campus or if you have any questions, please contact: 

Bridie O'Brien at or by phone at 250.842.8292.

Virtual service delivery model

A reminder that the registration desks, libraries and student services at all four CMTN campuses are closed to face-to-face interactions and are moving to virtual delivery models. Please refer to the FAQs online for more information.

If you are ill, please stay home

A reminder that anyone who is feeling ill should stay home and communicate with their manager. This also applies to students – any students who are feeling ill should stay home and communicate with their instructors. Campuses remain open.

Further information

Media contact

Sarah Zimmerman, APR
Executive Director, Communications
Cell: 250-641-2206