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Newsletter of 24th March, 2020

Stay informed about projects, activities and services offered and important dates to remember!

REMDUS suspends services at the office due to COVID-19

REMDUS close the office due to COVID-19. However, the REMDUS team continues to work from their home to continue to offer its services to all of its members. We invite you to regularly visit the REMDUS Facebook page to keep informed of the resumption of regular activities at REMDUS. We will also keep you informed through newsletters and emails as needed.

The REMDUS is still available to answer your questions related to your studies. We will do our best to redirect you to the relevant resources. We invite you to communication with us by email at the following email address : Click here to see the REMDUS Facebook page (French only).

 New section under construction on our website!

Activities from home Directory

REMDUS is currently working on setting up a new section on its website to help its members better manage this reclusion caused by COVID-19.

Whether you are a parent studying or a student without children, share with us all your findings!

Do you know website, links, facebook pages/groups and /or companies that offer cultural activities at a distance (with or without children!)?

Do you have any suggestions on how to organize the continuation of your studies at a distance (with or without children!)?

Do you have children and have ideas for educational activities at home?

Do you have tips to better take ownership and/or work from home with the new tools (Teams, Trello, Zotero, etc.)?

Your suggestions might be found on our website to help your peers better adapt to this sudden change in routine!

Contact our Responsable aux communautéx (Mélisande Bélanger) at the email address:

ASEQ group insurance plan 

For members covered by the ASEQ group insurance plan, we invite you to read the email sent by the ASEQ dated March 15th, 2020.

For covered members, it is possible to consult Chloé, a free medical assistance tool.

For members with travel plan coverage, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are also set up to answer your questions related to COVID-19.

Click here to acces Chloé, medical assistance tool.

Click here to acces the FAQs (French only). 

News from UdeS about COVID-19 

The Université de Sherbrooke updates its COVID-19 information page daily. Also check your emails on a regular basis for information.

Note that the Université de Sherbrooke maintains, for all students, the possibility of using certain services.

  • Medical clinic (appointment only) (819-821-7667)
  • Psychology and Orientation Service (
  • Student financial assistance service (
  • The Ombudsman (
  • Respect Counselors (

Click here to access the COVID-19 UdeS page (French only).

Click here to access the FAQs UdeS page (French only).

Click here to acces the COVID-19 UdeS page (Previous news) (French only).

Student life assistance (AVE) available from home

The Université de Sherbrooke would like to remind you that the AVEs are still available remotely (e.g. telephone, Facetime, Skype, email)!

The AVEs are members of the teaching and administrative staff of the University who have voluntarily pledged to provide timely and confidential personal, academic and professional support to the student community at all levels of study. With kindness, empathy and openness, these people listen to you, support you, advise you and direct you to the appropriate resources.

Do not hesitate to consult them if necessary!

Click here to get the list of the AVEs on the main campus (French only).

Click here to get the list of the AVEs on the Longueuil campus (French only).

Government of Quebec

Situation on COVID-19

Every action counts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here are some public health guidelines to follow for the health of others and yours:

  • Work from home if you can.
  • If you have to go out and meet people, maintain a safe social distance of one meter between people.
  • Avoid busy hours if you have to use public transportation.
  • Observe the usual rules of hygiene to limit the chances of catching or giving the virus (Wash your hands frequently !, cough or sneeze in your elbow, avoid touching your face)
  • If you have symptoms (cough or fever).Insulate yourself at home and consult Quebec health services.
  • Are you back from a trip? Also isolate yourself, you are at risk.
Click here to access the FAQs of the Government of Quebec. Click here for more information. 

Thank you and have a great week!