Faculty and Staff

SFU launches return to campus information sessions for leaders

July 08, 2021
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SFU will be offering a series of return to campus information sessions over the summer to support academic leaders, managers and supervisors as they transition their teams back to campuses in July and August.

The topics  

Topics have been selected based on the most frequent questions we received through the covid19@sfu.ca inbox and the townhall on June 10, 2021. More sessions will be added as we hear more from the community about topics that interest you most. So far, sessions are planned for the following topics:

  • Workplace Accommodation
  • Transitioning teams back to campus
  • Adopting SFU’s Communicable Disease Plan 
  • Ventilation 
  • Parking and Transportation  

The format 

The one-hour sessions will run throughout the summer primarily on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session will be hosted on Zoom, by a subject-matter expert on each topic, and will be small and informal so there will be an opportunity to get questions answered.   

Who should attend? 

Sessions are designed for academic leaders, managers and supervisors involved in plans to bring their teams back to campus in the fall.  

Have an idea for a topic? 

Let us know. Email covid19@sfu.ca  

Upcoming sessions

1. Thursday, July 15th from 10 to 11 a.m. - Transitioning teams back to campuses – Return to Campus Information Session - Are you responsible for planning for return to campus and/or supporting staff through the transition? At  this session we’ll discuss the people aspects of returning to campus and provide an opportunity for you to  learn about and ask questions about SFU’s approach.

2. Thursday, July 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  - Workplace Accommodation – Return to Campus information Session  - Do you have team members requesting workplace accommodations on Human Rights Code grounds other than physical or mental disability? Learn about the new interim application process and procedures that the university is implementing to address these requests.

3. Friday, July 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  - Transitioning teams back to campuses – Return to Campus Information Session - Are you responsible for planning for return to campus and/or supporting staff through the transition? At this session we’ll discuss the people aspects of returning to campus and provide an opportunity for you to learn about and ask questions about SFU’s approach.

4. Postponed Tuesday, July 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. - Adopting SFU’s Communicable Disease Plan – Return to Campus Information Session  - Are you responsible for safety plans in your faculty or department? At this session you’ll learn about SFU’s Communicable Disease Plan and how to transition your safety plan to the university’s new institution-wide plan.

5. Thursday July 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. - Adopting SFU’s Communicable Disease Plan – Return to Campus Information Session  - Are you responsible for safety plans in your faculty or department? At this session you’ll learn about SFU’s Communicable Disease Plan and how to transition your safety plan to the university’s new institution-wide plan.

6.  Thursday, July 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. - Changes to parking and transportation on campuses - Are you getting ready to commute back to campus in the fall? At this session you’ll learn about all the changes and upcoming details about parking & transportation on campus.

Next sessions

Watch the Faculty and Staff page of the Return to Campus website and the What’s On Newsletter for upcoming sessions.