Get ready to go!

Welcome to the Get ready to go! page. This page is designed to help you get ready for your departure to Panama in January. Please read through the information carefully and submit all the required information on time!

If you have any questions about preparations, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: [at] (Internships & Field Studies Office) or panama [at] (Panama)

Preparatory sessions (MANDATORY)

  • Program philosophy, cultural sensitivity and research ethics:
    Guest speaker Professor Oliver Coomes
    Thursday October 5th, 2017
    Burnside Hall, room 308

Safety and health:
Guest speaker Dr. Brian Ward
Monday October 23rd, 2017
Burnside Hall, room 426

  • Internship night:
    Guest speaker Professor Hector Barrios
    Monday November 8th, 2017
    Burnside Hall, room 426
  • Code of conduct, house rules and wrap-up:
    Guest speaker Professor Catherine Potvin
    Tuesday December 5th, 2017
    Burnside Hall, room 426

Forms to submit

All the forms must be submitted on or before the due date to the Internships & Field Studies Office located in Trottier Building, room 2070 or via [at] (email)

Action to be taken

Due dates

PDF icon Program description 2018.pdf
Return page 6 of the document with your name and signature

October 5

PDF icon Medical and immunization forms.pdf

November 01

Written confirmation of travel insurance: your travel insurance policy must include: emergency health coverage and emergency evacuation coverage.

November 01

PDF icon Emergency contacts and passport information.pdf

December 05

Course registration in Minerva


Finalize the travel registry form on Minerva

December 15

Travel registry form

Once you have registered for ENVR 451 you will be asked to fill out the Travel Registry Form. Personal information, emergency contact, travel document, insurance information and immunizations must be provided.

To access and complete the form:

  • Login to Minerva
  • Click on the link for your travel activity to access the form

Make sure to have the following information in hand:

1. Passport, and travel visa information (if required) 
2. Travel insurance coverage and policy details
3. Vaccinations/immunizations
4. E-ticket and itinerary

You can complete the form in more than one sitting, saving your changes and come back to it later.

To finalize and submit the form you will be asked to accept the terms of the Travel Guidelines.

Until you accept the terms and submit the form, the status of your form will remain incomplete and you will receive monthly email reminders asking you to complete it.

Register with Global Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada offers a registration service for all Canadians travelling or living abroad. This service is provided so that we can contact and assist you in an emergency in a foreign country, such as a natural disaster or civil unrest, or inform you of a family emergency at home.

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