Expense Reimbursement for Cancelled Business Travel
Relative to the Faculty of Graduate Studies members (professors and students), “business” includes travel for academic purposes, including research (fieldwork, conferences, etc.).
Please refer to the University’s communication regarding cancelled business/research travel here.
Cancelled Research and/or Fieldwork Travel That Will Affect Regular Timelines of Degree Completion
If research and fieldwork, including work with human participants that is necessary for completion of degree requirements and achievement of the program learning outcomes is affected by travel restrictions and in-person contacts becoming no longer advisable, then students will have to wait until all restrictions are lifted to reschedule. FGS will work with the Program and the Registrar’s Office to resume the program term lengths without penalty to the student.
However, programs should consider whether there are any alternative means to achieving the program learning outcomes. If conducting in-person fieldwork is essential to the learning outcomes for degree completion and it cannot be completed because of official travel restrictions, then there is little leeway available, and FGS will help to facilitate as seamless a transition as possible once all restrictions are lifted.