Event Communications

It is important for event organizers to provide clear and consistent information about COVID-19 to reduce risk, reinforce public health measures (e.g. hand hygiene, social distancing) and reduce misinformation.

At this time, the federal and provincial health authorities have issued a directive discouraging all non-essential gatherings of any size. Therefore, all non-essential in-person university events and meetings will be cancelled until further notice, including off campus events. Where possible, virtual events are encouraged.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your meeting or event please refer to the FAQs or email covid19@sfu.ca

Please note that as the situation is changing quickly, the following samples may be out of date. This page will be reviewed and updated regularly. Last updated on Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:00 AM

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Staff response to enquiries about in-person events

"Thank you for reaching out. SFU continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and we are committed to protecting our students, faculty, staff and community.

At this time, the federal and provincial health authorities have issued a directive discouraging all non-essential gatherings of any size. Therefore, all non-essential in-person university events and meetings will be cancelled until further notice, including off campus events. 

If you have any questions, please refer to our SFU FAQs.

Cancellation notice

Following information and advice about COVID-19 from regional and provincial health officers concerning the need to promote physical distancing, all in-person university events and meetings will be cancelled until further notice, including off campus events. This impacts [Event Name] that was set to take place on [Event Date].

We are thankful for everyone's help and support and we are committed to working with our communities to minimize the risk wherever possible.

SFU continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and helpful information can be found on the FAQs page.

We appreciate your understanding.