Last update: June 11, 2020 at 3:40 p.m.
McGill University has begun a cautious and gradual ramp up of research activities as of May 2020. The Faculty of Engineering has established a rigorous protocol for Prinicipal Investigators (PI) who are ready to restart on-campus research work in their laboratories.
As of June 1st, McGill has moved into Phase 2 of research ramp up, which includes the Faculty of Engineering research labs in the Macdonald Engineering and McConnell Engineering buildings. The following protocol, therefore, is only applicable to, and should only be utilized by, occupants of the Macdonald and McConnell Engineering buildings. The Wong Building has now completed its research ramp up as part of Phase 1. Please visit the Research Phase-in Protocol page for more information.
Please also see McGill's re-occupancy guidelines as well as the Employee Guide - Return to Campus for safety measures and procedures while back on campus.
Please refer to the McGill MarketPlace Guide for Purchasing PPE.
How can PIs organize maintenance of essential/critical services in the research labs/facilities? (cryogen refills/change of gas cylinders etc)?
This will be managed by the unit Chair/Director or delegate; a formal organization should be put into place so that there are back-up people in place for all responsibilities. Such an activity will be treated like any other request for lab access and, therefore, an exemption must be obtained from the Faculty.
For graduate students who have questions related to the continuation of their research activities, please visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies page and follow up your departmental Graduate Program Director as needed.
Information about previous ramp down measures can be found here.