Project Updates in Response to COVID-19

      15 August 2022

The CANOPY Project has now resumed all mobility activities as usual.

15 January 2022

Due to developments with the omicron variant and the global pandemic, CANOPY has modified 2022 mobility activities as follows:

  • The partnership seminar on Digital Innovation and Educational Technology scheduled for February 2022 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada has been postponed until October 2022
  • The March/April IAP (practicum exchange) to Bankgata Middle School in Bodø has been shifted online. Students from Queen’s University will now be assigned a supervisor from Nord University who will oversee a 90-hour independent project.
  • The PhD student semester exchange to Queen’s University has been cancelled. International guest supervision will continue online.
15 September 2021
The CANOPY Project has now resumed all mobility activities as usual.
15 February 2021
Due to continued restrictions on travel and group gatherings, the second Partnership Seminar for the Educational Leadership Partnership Group will take place online from 3-7 May 2021.
15 December 2020
In place of the regular International Alternative Practicum (IAP) mobility in Spring 2020, teacher education students from Queen’s university may participate in an online supervision exchange to fulfill this credit. Details for this opportunity are available here. The deadline for applications is 11 January 2021.
15 July 2020

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns, CANOPY has made the determination to postpone regular project activities by 12 months, resuming in May 2021 with the second Partnership Seminar in Bodø, Norway. Consequently, the project end date has been extended by one year. The adjusted thematic schedule is as follows: Educational Leadership (2020/2021); Digital Innovation and Educational Technology (2021 2022); Indigenous Studies Diversity and Inclusion (2022 2023); Exceptional Learners (2023 2024).

15 May 2020
Queen’s University has suspended all international exchange mobility for Fall 2020. This includes both inbound and outbound exchanges for undergraduate and graduate studies.
20 March 2020
Practicum exchange (IAP) students from Queen’s University will complete an alternative assignment for credit in place of their cancelled placement at Bankgata Middle School in Bodø. Supervisors from Nord University and Queen’s University will be assigned to monitor and assess these projects.
13 March 2020

Due to the global COVID-19 situation, CANOPY has suspended all project-related travel and events for an indeterminate period. This includes the practicum exchange from Queen’s University (March/April 2020) and the second CANOPY Partnership Meeting in Bodø, Norway (May 2020). Subsequent programs, such as the semester study exchange (Fall 2020), will continue to be evaluated.

In the coming weeks, CANOPY will assess opportunities to continue with important collaboration work through online channels. Please return to this page for further updates.