Return to campus information for faculty and staff

If you would like to request permission to work or conduct research form campus, after speaking to your supervisor, you will need to complete your COVID-19 Awareness and Safe Return to Work Training course on Canvas, and then submit it along with a safety plan for the activities you will carry out in the space you will work, here.

Visit SFU's Return to Campus website for more information and resources, including a recording of the postsecondary townhall with Dr. Bonnie Henry, and to find out more about return to campus plans for research

Mandatory steps before returning to any on-campus work or research

1) Complete the COVID-19 Awareness and Safe Return to Work Training course on Canvas.

2) Develop a COVID-19 safety plan for your on-campus research or teaching space (whether that’s an office, lab, studio, or other physical space) and submit your plan for approval using the FCAT COVID-19 Safety Plan approval form.

3) Once you have completed the training course and you have an APPROVED SAFETY PLAN in place, only then should you be returning to campus.

4) All staff, faculty or students who are being asked to join you on campus for research activities must complete the above Canvas course and read the safety plan that applies to the space they will be in and the activities which will occur in the space they will be using.

5) If you are planning any in-person meetings or events on campus, please review the details on the Ceremonies & Events website and the guidelines and approval process for in person meetings.

Developing your COVID-19 safety plan

Before resuming activities that require additional students, faculty or staff to return to campus, a university-approved, unit-specific, safety plan must be in place to ensure compliance with WorkSafeBC requirements.

If you are hoping to return to campus for any reason, you must submit a safety plan specific to your on-campus research space to your school director for approval. The director’s approval will be pending a review to ensure that your research activities must be completed on campus and are eligible for an exemption from the current directive on remote work and research.

SFU COVID-19 Resources

Remote teaching resources

Other information and resources for staff

SFU Human Resources has many helpful resources:

For leaders:

HR Guidance for Supervisors - Returning to Campus During COVID-19 Recovery

Health & Safety Resources for Covid-19

Making Temporary Work from Home Arrangements

Checklist for Temporary Work from Home Arrangements

Leading in a Time of Crisis (30min webinar)

15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

How to Collaborate Effectively if your Team is Remote

Resources to Effectively Lead Amid Covid 19

For staff:

Mental Health & Well-being

How to Be Productive When You’re Working from Home

How to Stay Productive and Motivated when Working from Home

Ergonomic Tips and Guidelines for Home Office