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Kelley Lee
Pandemics and Borders:
How to Manage Travel Restrictions More Effectively

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of countries adopting travel restrictions, and the types of measures used to restrict travel, have been unprecedented. In some countries, including Canada, restrictions have also been imposed on domestic travel. While many people have supported travel restrictions to control the spread of the coronavirus across different jurisdictions, there has also been strong opposition to the substantial economic and social disruptions they cause.

Decision-making on whether and when to adopt or lift travel restrictions, especially during a fast-moving public health emergency involving a novel pathogen, is a complex challenge. How might these decisions be supported in the future through improvements in available data and methods for weighing trade-offs between public health and other policy goals?

Kelley Lee

Kelley Lee (DPhil, FFPH, FCAHA, FRSC) is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Health Governance in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU. Her research focuses on collective action to address the impacts of globalization on population health and disease. Trained in international political economy and public administration, she has received grants from the US National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, New Frontiers for Research Fund, Wellcome Trust and others. She has chaired a WHO scientific resource group, co-directed a WHO Collaborating Centre and served as Associate Dean. She has published more than 200 papers, more than 60 book chapters, and 15 books.

Accessibility, Technology & Privacy


Closed captioning will be available at this event.

If you have any questions about accessibility for this event, please contact

Registration and password

A password to access this event will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceeding the event.

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others we ask that:

  • You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.


Tuesday, June 01, 2021

6:00 PM


Online event

A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.