Event Restrictions

If your unit is planning an event in Spring or Summer 2020, please check this website, including the Event Cancellations page, often to ensure you have the most up-to-date information throughout your planning process.

View the list of cancelled events

Updated: March 18, 2:40 p.m.

Many upcoming events across campus are cancelled or postponed in line with Alberta's Chief Medical Officer's new directives regarding large events and numerous facility and service disruptions across campus.

For more information, visit the Government of Alberta COVID-19 Information site.

If your faculty, department, unit or group is cancelling an event as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 in the community, please submit it through the Event Cancellations form.

U of A units and event planners with events planned for Spring and Summer 2020 are strongly encouraged to consider:

  • reminding attendees to check this website and your event listing regularly to stay informed about the local COVID-19 situation as it is constantly changing
  • the health and wellbeing of attendees (e.g. washrooms with soap and water nearby, hand sanitizer, social distancing steps, etc.)
  • alternative delivery formats (e.g. web conference, etc.) 
  • communication strategies to address COVID-19 concerns (e.g. reminding the attendees, event personnel or volunteers not to attend if they are feeling unwell)
  • financial expectations of attendees (e.g. registration reimbursements)
  • financial risks incurred by your unit (e.g. cancellation policies, lost deposits, refunds, etc.)
  • additional food handling precautions or deciding not to serve food at all
  • postponement or cancellation of the event (required for all campus events of 50 or more attendees, on all campuses)
  • confirming any visitors to U of A campuses who have travelled abroad are aware of proper processes for monitoring health and, if needed, will follow recommended self-isolation processes (see Visitors to University of Alberta campuses)
  • GO - NO GO dates to determine if the event will be cancelled and/or moved to an alternative format 

Individual University of Alberta units are responsible for the events they host.


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