COVID-19 Updates

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The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) will use this space to keep the graduate and postdoctoral community updated with the latest information related to COVID-19.

As the rapidly evolving situation continues, we recognize that you have many questions and concerns, and that you are undoubtedly dealing with a wide range of emotions. Please know your academic success, and your health and well-being, are our top priorities during this uncertain, challenging time.

If you can work remotely, especially if a sense of routine and structure helps you to feel well, please feel free to do so; however, if the needs of your family and your community are your priority, focus your energy where you think it should be. The University is not going anywhere. We will get through this. We are in this together.

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. On this WEBSITE you can find details about the government support available for individuals, businesses, industry sectors, organizations helping Canadians, and related resources delivered by the Federal government.

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

All Western University, Brescia, Huron and King's University College students arriving from outside of Canada (including international students and Canadian citizens) are required to complete a 14-day quarantine and must register their quarantine plan with Western prior to arrival in Canada.

As of January 7, 2021, all international travellers will also be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada.

Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada.

Additional information is available on the Transport Canada website. Please refer to the list of exceptions and contact your airline for further details.

Please visit our International Arrival website for full details and ongoing updates.

If you have any questions, please contact the Western International team at wicomms@uwo.ca.

Academic/Health and Well-Being Supports

We encourage you to visit the newly-created Digital Student Experience website where you will find tools and resources to help with the transition to online/remote learning. The site also provides digital/virtual academic, health and well-being, career development, and social connection supports. Questions can be directed to Student Support, Case Management at 519-661-2111 x89152 or sscm@uwo.ca.

The City of London, through the London Housing Stability Bank, offers interest free loans for rent and utilities to help domestic and international graduate students.