Does research require any special considerations while on campus or in the field?
Can my research proceed outside UPEI’s Operational Ease-Back Plan scheduled hours?
Is UPEI研究服务 still operating as usual?
I’m a graduate or undergraduate honours student at UPEI. 我需要知道什么?
是的. 第二阶段的 UPEI的操作简化计划 began on June 15, 2020 和 allows further opportunities for research to continue. The Plan allows research that can be conducted remotely to proceed as previously had been determined, 和 allows research that must be performed on-site or in the field to resume without any additional research plans being submitted.
However, before laboratory work can resume, laboratory supervisors must submit a 返回实验室工作计划 to their Dean that outlines procedures that will be undertaken to ensure the maximum occupancy of research spaces 和 physical distancing guidelines are met. The Dean will obtain the necessary approvals for this plan before lab work can resume.
Supervisors must also have individuals performing research in their area confirm, 通过电子邮件或书面, that they have read 和 underst和 all aspects of UPEI的操作简化计划.
是的. 研究ers are instructed to do the following:
- Wash h和s with soap 和 water frequently; use h和 sanitizer when soap 和 water are not available
- Ensure that high touch surfaces in your shared workspace are wiped down to prevent the spread of germs
- Cough or sneeze into their elbow or a tissue
- If anyone has symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home
- If researchers develop symptoms of COVID-19 on-campus, they must immediately perform h和 hygiene, 与主管沟通, 避免与他人有身体接触, 和 leave campus as soon as it is safe to do so
- Field work involving travel to the site must comply with physical distancing, i.e. 不要拼车
No. 研究ers should maintain the schedule for the building as set by the Dean of their faculty. If, 特殊的原因, research must occur before 8:00 am or after 5:00 pm, approval from their supervisor 和 notification to Security Services is required.
研究服务 staff are continuing to work as usual with some individuals working from home, while others began a rotating 'return to on-campus work' schedule on May 25, 2020. They are available during regular business hours 和 can provide services 和 supports as outlined online at UPEI研究服务.
突触 员工也在远程工作, 通过分阶段返回, to ensure the continuity of service for UPEI researchers.
UPEI automatically extended any internal research account that expired before April 30, 到2020年三个月. 研究 accounting will now resume as per normal.
If you have contract-based work with deadlines or pending deliverables that may be interrupted, please contact 研究服务 or the funder directly to request an extension.
Tri-Agency funding changes relating to COVID-19 can be viewed on the NSERC网站, or you can contact 研究服务 for more information. 一些扩展的公告(例如.g. NSERC Discovery Grants) were made 和 others are expected.
All UPEI travel has been suspended, including research-related travel. 因此, any pending travel grant awards are postponed until further notice.
UPEI is committed to ensuring all our students progress in the most timely manner possible. All graduate 和 undergraduate honours students should continue to regularly discuss their research activities 和 progression of their work with their supervisor.
On campus laboratory 和 field research may resume for graduate 和 undergraduate honours students provided they work with their supervisors to comply with UPEI Health, 安全, 以及环境政策和协议, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required.
Whenever possible, all graduate 和 undergraduate honours students should work remotely (i.e., from home) to enable physical distancing. Student desk work may be limited on campus due to restrictions when planning for physical distancing. 因此, 统计分析等活动, 计算机模拟, 和写作, 应该远程操作. If these types of activities must take place on-campus, they can only proceed when absolutely necessary 和 when this activity has been included in your laboratory supervisor’s "返回实验室工作计划".
Supports for graduate 和 undergraduate honours students are available through UPEI 健康与保健 Centre, UPEI学生事务 和 国际学生办公室, as well as the student’s home Faculty Dean’s Office, 和 the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies 和 研究.