For SAMU’s official statement on COVID-19, vist samu.ca/covid19.
Due to the growing concern over COVID-19 and its impact to students, the Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) is making some changes to our upcoming events, programming and services in order to prevent the spread of the virus. We are following recommendations from Alberta Health Services (AHS) by attempting to limit large gatherings of people on campus. A full list of our changes can be seen below:
The Tea. Café & Social Series- March 18, 2020- CANCELLED
The Onstage Series: Sebastian Gaskin- March 25, 2020- CANCELLED
The Year End Event 2000’s Party- April 1, 2020- CANCELLED
Awards Night- April 3rd, 2020- CANCELLED
Sustainamania- CANCELLED- March 16-17, 2020
StressLess- most activities CANCELLED- March 30- April 3, 2020
Dirty Bingo- March 26, 2020- CANCELLED
Random Acts of Kindness- April- CANCELLED
Gray Gallery Exhibit- March 26 – April 9, 2020- CANCELLED
Volunteer Shifts for all Programs, Services, Promo and Events- shifts CANCELLED until further notice.
Alberta College Campus:
Sustainamania- March 18, 2020- CANCELLED
StressLess- April 2, 2020- CANCELLED
Hot Breakfast- March 31, 2020- CANCELLED
A Farewell to ACC- April 1, 2020- CANCELLED
All events larger than 50 persons have been CANCELLED
Any previously approved travel outside of Alberta or Canada has been CANCELLED
All bake sales until the end of the semester have been CANCELLED
Any speaking engagements with individuals who have recently travelled are CANCELLED
Peer Support is closed on campus, but is operating through a live chat samu.ca/peersupport Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
We will be shutting down the Safe Walk program until September.
Amid COVID-19 closures, The Pantry will be providing limited support.
The Pantry will be distributing hampers April 15 – 17 and April 30 – May 1
How it works:
Submit a hamper request form (samu.ca/pantry)
A SAMU staff member will contact you within a business day to book an appointment.
It is very important to show up for your appointment on time.
As campus is fully closed and to limit risk of exposures, hampers will only be distributed OUTSIDE of SAMU’s main entrance (corner 104 Ave and 109 St). Please DO NOT ENTER any buildings on campus.
Remaining Breakfast Clubs will be cancelled until September.
At this time, we will still do online intake, but will no longer be doing interviews. We will email all applicants letting them know to stay tuned for updates.
- Any interviews currently booked will be CANCELLED
Grad photos have been CANCELLED until further notice.
SAMU Health and Dental:
The Health and Dental office will be closed until further notice. Here is their official statement:
“The SAMU Benefit Plan Office is closed due to the current COVID-19 situation.
The voice mail will be monitored regularly and messages left will be answered within 48 hours.
Ph: 780-497-4675 If your concern is urgent, please call 1-877-746-5566 ext 2.
You can also email: email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the plan website at www.mystudentplan.ca.
For claims related inquiries, you can contact Canada Life at 1-800-957-9777 and provide your group plan #59355 and ID#, which is the same as your student ID#.
Thank you & we apologize for the inconvenience.
SAMU Benefit Plan Office”