VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

COVID & Research at VIU

SHARE GRANT UPDATE ** November 24, 2021

Despite VIU lifting the ban on international travel, Global Affairs Canada still has a very cautious approach to travel with “COVID Travel Advice”. In order to ensure the continued safety of all students and employees, the Travel Advisory Committee will be conducting travel risk assessments on all proposed international travel. Please email robert.okashimo@viu.ca  if you are contemplating international travel to complete this risk assessment. 

Updated - August 26, 2021

Resuming Research

On July 1st,  BC announced a transition to Step 3 of the Province’s Restart Plan, and on July 5th, the Covid 19-Return to Campus Guidelines for B.C. Post-Secondary Institutions was updated.

This shift enables VIU research activity to gradually return to normal pre-pandemic procedures. As Covid Safety Plans are no longer required, the procedure to request to resume research that was established in 2020 will no longer be required. VIU has developed a 2021 VIU Communicable Disease Plan which will provide guidance to employees. Details on VIU’s response can be found here

Research activity must still follow current public health guidelines to ensure that research teams and participants are provided with safety measures against further outbreaks.

Research Resources

See NSERC’s new Guidelines for conducting research during COVID-19. These guidelines have important advice to consider when preparing an application or reviewing an application.