The first stage of the progressive research phase-in will begin next week. McGill continues working with the faculties involved to determine additional processes and procedures that are necessary before any research activity can safely re-start.
Once underway, the University will continually monitor how the phase-in is progressing. We will evaluate the protocols enacted in re-opened buildings, the compliance with the University’s safety directives, the need and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE), and the outcomes of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) inspections. McGill’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is planning the second stage of the research phase-in. At this time, we are considering opening some research labs in the following buildings:
- Life Sciences Complex: Bellini Building, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, and McIntyre Medical
- Macdonald Engineering
- McConnell Engineering
- Rutherford Physics
- Stewart Biology
Principal Investigators whose labs are located in any of the above buildings will soon receive information, from their faculty Dean, about how to submit a request to resume their research. Please note that there is no set timeline for this second phase yet. Dates will be announced once the first phase is carried out successfully.
As a reminder, researchers and employees who are being granted permission to work on campus are required to read and abide by the University’s directives for facilitating a safe and efficient transition.
Additional stages of the research phase-in will be announced later this month. The EOC, along with the Research Planning Group, continues to coordinate with individual faculties in determining access to labs based on a number of factors, including: building and room capacity, viability of implementing physical distancing and other preventative measures, and research activity priorities.