July 5, 2021, statement regarding on-campus research and scholarly activities, fieldwork and interaction with research participants from the vice-president (research)
In keeping with Memorial’s return to campus on July 13, I am pleased to advise that the St. John’s campus will be fully resuming research in on-campus research spaces, fieldwork and research involving interactions with research participants.
Researchers at Grenfell Campus and the Marine Institute campus should contact their research offices to confirm details for research activities based from those campuses.
In the case of research pertaining to Labrador, Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, interim dean, School of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Studies, (firstname.lastname@example.org) can provide guidance.
As we return to more normal research activities, please continue to follow all public health advice and Memorial COVID-19 processes, which may change from time-to-time as we continue to live with COVID-19.
If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to campus or to other workspaces where you will be interacting with others.
If you feel well enough to work, please work remotely. This will help ensure the health and safety of both you and your colleagues, students, and research participants.
For researchers who plan to undertake activities outside of Canada, please follow current travel approval processes.
For all research activities that take place off-campus, please contact email@example.com if there are any additional public health restrictions in the jurisdiction of the research beyond those that were in place at the time the research activity was approved under Memorial’s COVID-19 research protocols.
Thank you once again for your high level of co-operation over the last 16 months.
Hopefully we have put the worst of the pandemic behind us and will be able to manage any residual issues such that there is minimal impact on our research programs.
Dr. Neil Bose
July 5, 2021