Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts COVID-19 Update

Last Updated: December 1, 2020

With the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases in BC and new public health orders in effect, Simon Fraser University announced a move to a High (H1) rating on the university-wide COVID-19 Impact Scale on November 8. 

SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts had previously adopted a safety plan for the Fall 2020 semester to ensure the health and safety of our community. We will confirm any updates to the details of this plan as a result of this new development in the coming days. 

Read on to learn how this new rating impacts SFU community use of SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Below, you’ll find COVID-19 resources, safety protocols, building access info, and more. With the understanding that the situation is ongoing and changing, we will update this page as needed to provide the most current information.

For university-wide information about how SFU is responding to COVID-19, please refer to SFU’s frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

Students, please refer to the SFU School for Contemporary Arts for their safety plan and student resources.

Building Access

SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is closed to the public. As of SFU’s November 8 announcement, there are added access and usage limitations for the SFU community. 

Moving into H1 means further restrictions on non-essential activities on-campus. Current face-to-face teaching will continue. Common areas, such as lunch rooms, are closed. Study spaces remain open for individuals to use — not for group study. See the COVID-19 Impact Scale for full details and exceptions.

The Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is currently on restricted access. Fob access is enabled 24/7. For those who are coming to campus for essential work or in-person classes, access is available between 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.. SFU faculty, staff, and students are required to present their SFU ID to security upon arrival.

For complete access information regarding all SFU campus buildings, refer to SFU Safety and Risk Services.

Safety Protocols

Before coming to campus each day, SFU faculty, staff, and students must conduct a self assessment using the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool. If the assessment identifies that you have possible symptoms, do not come to campus and contact your supervisor, dean, or professor.

For those coming to campus:

  • It is required for everyone* to wear a non-medical mask in all indoor common areas and wherever it is not possible to maintain distance.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Maintain a safe physical distance of six feet (two metres) from others at all times.

*People who are not able to wear a mask for medical or other reasons are exempt and asked to be especially careful to maintain a safe distance from others.

Public Programming

All public programming by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement is taking place online, with a few partner events taking place in-person outside of the building. 

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve recognized the importance of having space to connect with our community — to experience arts and culture, to share ideas, and to have vital conversations about the issues that concern us all. We continue working to foster these spaces by engaging with our partners and audiences digitally, through online events, digital media, and podcasts.

Visit the Audain Gallery and the School for the Contemporary Arts online for updates related to their events and exhibitions.

SFU Resources

Public Health Resources

If you have any concerns specific to the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts or our programs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at, or find a specific departmental contact on our staff page.