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Kind of Activity Where Who Will Participate Risk Level

Will students be engaged in extremely hazardous activities where there is a high probability of serious injury or death?

(This includes only the most dangerous activities such as entering a war zone or a contagious disease "hot spot.")

Is it a location where Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Canada Travel Reports indicate “avoid all travel?”

Determine this at the DFATD website.

If the answer to either of the questions at left is “yes,” the risk level is considered “Extreme.”

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Will students be engaged in activities that may expose them to hazards that are significantly greater than those encountered in their everyday lives but which can be minimized through planning, training, standard operating procedures, etc.?

(Examples include travel or work in extremely isolated locations.)

Is it a location where Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Canada Travel Reports indicate “avoid non-essential travel?”

Determine this at the DFATD website.

If the answer to either of the questions at left is “yes,” the risk level is considered “High.”

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Will students be engaged in activities that entail a higher level of risk than they would encounter in their daily lives but which can easily be mitigated?

(This would include most field research activities, off road vehicle use, sharps use, for example)

Is it a location where Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Canada Travel Reports indicate “exercise high degree of caution?”

Determine this at the DFATD website.

Will undergraduate students be participating in the activity?

Will graduate students not engaged in research be participating in the activity?

If the answer to any of the questions at left is “yes,” the risk level is considered “Medium.”

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Will students be engaged in activities that may expose them to hazards no greater than those encountered in their everyday lives?

(Examples include meetings and conferences)

Is it a location where Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) Travel Reports indicate “exercise normal security precautions?”

(Travel within Canada is typically low risk. Natural disasters and public health issues should be taken into consideration, however, in determining whether the risk level should increase.)

Determine this at the DFATD website.

Will the activity include graduate students engaged in research?

If the answer to any of the questions at left is “yes,” the risk level is considered “Low.”

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