QC authorizes resumption of research in specific fields

April 30, 2020

The Government of Québec has approved the resumption of some university research, and the gradual resumption of other areas of research. According to a Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire release, research activities in health, natural sciences, agriculture, forestry, engineering, as well as seasonal outdoor activities, can now resume if they are conducted accordance with public health guidelines. An email obtained by Le Devoirnotes that the provincial government has also authorized universities to continue infrastructure construction in anticipation of a full reopening. McGill University, Université Laval, and Polytechnique Montréal have responded to the announcement cautiously, indicating that further institutional planning is underway to ensure the success of the gradual reopening. BCI | Le Devoir | McGill | Laval | Polytechnique Montréal (QC)