University travel

All domestic and international university travel is cancelled

All domestic and international university travel is cancelled until further notice.   

Implications for Academic Course and/or Experiential Learning programs with travel


All travel associated with students’ academic studies is cancelled for the Winter 2021.  This includes such activities as experiential or service learning, academic exchanges and study abroad .  Alternate ways for students to achieve intended learning outcomes and academic -credit requirements should be considered.  The University community is encouraged to consider virtual or other modes of delivery as ways to replace academic activities involving travel.


International students travelling to Saint Mary’s for academic exchange programs or study abroad will be allowed to study at Saint Mary’s in winter 2021, provided that they obtain a study permit and meet the entry requirements as explained in the International Student Winter 2021 Arrival email.

For questions about academic exchanges or study abroad, please contact Global Learning and Intercultural Learning in The Studio for Teaching and Learning:

Implications for Non-Course related travel (i.e. conferences, research, collaboration)

Any travel-related activity for faculty for research, conferences, professional development, collaborations etc…. is cancelled until further notice. Faculty are encouraged and supported in exploring means of continuing their research and collaborations working from home if possible through virtual modes of delivery.    

Implications for Travel Reimbursement

There will be no reimbursement for university international travel commencing after March 13, 2020, and no travel advances will be provided for trips commencing after this date. There will be no reimbursement for any domestic travel booked on or after March 17, 2020.  Any requests for exceptions must be approved by a Vice-President before they will be considered.  

Exceptions to travel restrictions into Canada

International students may apply to travel to and study in Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.


Before planning travel to Canada, students should review all Travel and Quarantine information on the Virtual University website. 

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