Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday

It’s that time of year again! Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, Nov. 6, which means our clocks need to go back one hour on Saturday evening as we revert back to standard time.

What is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) has a long history dating back to 1895. Today, it is still observed by many countries across the globe, including most provinces in Canada – although start and end dates may vary.

The goal of DST is to take advantage of more daylight hours during the summer months. Throughout Canada, we do this by advancing our clocks by one hour in the spring (the second Sunday of March each year) and then reverting the clocks back by one hour in the fall (the first Sunday of November each year).

Sound confusing? You’re not alone! Use the phrase “spring forward, fall back” to help you remember how and when the time changes.

Learn more about Daylight Saving Time in Canada.

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How does this affect me?

Students studying at any of Georgian’s seven campuses will be affected by this time change. Here’s how to ensure a successful transition.

Adjust your clocks!

Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, Nov. 5 (after you put all the Halloween candy wrappers in the garbage, of course). Your smartphone, computer and even your car may adjust the time automatically overnight, but make sure all of your manual clocks are changed, including your watch, alarm clock and kitchen appliances.

A note about time zones

If you are an international student studying remotely from your home country, beginning Sunday, Nov. 6, be sure to use Eastern Standard Time (EST) instead of Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) when converting to your local time.

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