Tuesday, March 10, 3:30 pm:

The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) campus is closed to current students beginning March 10, 2020 until further notice. Effective immediately, all on-campus theory classes will be delivered online. All student clinical placements are suspended until further notice.

Information regarding specific courses and other learnings will be communicated to students via e-mail as soon as possible.

The University’s priority is to minimize any disruption to our students’ ongoing academic progress.

This campus closure for students includes physical (on campus) access to the Learning Commons, Library, classrooms, and all other on-campus study spaces.

This action follows a statement issued by the State of Qatar’s Government Communications Office regarding the suspension of all classes for students in the State of Qatar as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


March 5, 2020

The University of Calgary in Qatar is closely following the news of COVID-19 and its impact to the health and safety of our employees and students. We are in continuous contact with health, safety, and risk management personnel from our UCalgary main campus along with experts here in Qatar.


For Employees:

As part of normal precautionary measures, the University is asking that any UCQ employee who has recently traveled to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Iran, Italy, South Korea, or Singapore (or have family members or guests in your home who have recently travelled from one of these countries) to please advise your departmental supervisor.

Consistent with the University of Calgary main campus  we have asked that employees suspend or cancel all work related travel to these countriesPlease familiarize yourself with Qatar Airways' current travel alert regarding self-isolation upon return from certain countries and the University of Calgary’s own recommendation that anyone arriving back from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Iran, Italy, South Korea, or Singapore is to self-isolate for 14 days.

Please take basic preventative measures as you would during cold and flu season. The World Health Organization and other trusted sources have several recommendations to stay healthy.


For Students:

We are developing plans to support your learning over the coming months. At the current time, there is no expected interruption to your studies. If that changes, we will notify you.

What you can do to protect yourself and others:

  • Avoid travel to the following countries: China, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Iran, Singapore and South Korea.
  • If you have travelled to one of these countries in the past 14 days, please self-isolate and DO NOT come to campus or report for clinical shifts in health care facilities. Notify your faculty member immediately.
  • If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms stay at home.. Notify your faculty member of your absence from class or clinical.


UCalgary Main Campus COVID-19 Information

  • FAQ
  • Current Situation in Alberta
  • Travel Updates
  • Infection and Prevention Tips
  • News Archive


Qatar Ministry of Public Health

  • News Updates
  • Hotline Phone Number (16000)
  • Educational Materials
  • FAQ


World Health Organization

Outbreak update


Public Health Agency of Canada

Coronavirus FAQ