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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