A new travel section on the emergency management web page contains information to help keep Concordians safe when they travel outside of Quebec for university-related reasons.
The travel section has links to Concordia policies on university travel and to resources from the Canadian government. It also outlines services Emergency Management offers travellers before their departure, such as the travel registry, country risk assessments and an emergency contact card.
“The travel section of the emergency management web page is a convenient service we designed to make gathering travel safety information quick and easy,” says Darren Dumoulin, emergency management senior advisor.
When faculty, staff and students register their university-related trips on the travel registry, they provide the university with a tool to help keep them safe. The registry lists Concordians travelling outside Quebec for more than 24 hours for university-related reasons and is confidential. The information is used only to help people in the event of an emergency. The travel page has more information on the registry.
After the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the university was able to contact two exchange students in Japan and confirmed they were safe. A third student who was planning to leave Montreal for Japan was advised to delay departure. All three students registered their trips on the travel registry.
To record trips in the registry, log into the MyConcordia portal and click on the travel registry link in the menu.
The travel section of the Emergency Management web page is the first step in a plan to offer a comprehensive travel web page where all information regarding Concordia-related travel will be located.
• Travel safety webpage
• Policy on travel outside of Quebec
• Policy for travel and other allowable expenses
• MyConcordia portal