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RDC News: January 2021

Upcoming holiday hour changes, Saturday hours for January, and a new mandatory COVID protocol.

Dec 30, 2020

NEW RDC COVID protocols

NEW - to comply with campus requirements, researchers MUST complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool prior to coming to campus.  We will ask that you show the assessment results (e.g. on your phone) to an Analyst when you arrive at the RDC. 

The tool can be found HERE. Please complete this screening tool EACH time you prepare to come to the RDC. 

  • Please complete the province’s COVID-19 screening tool within one hour of heading to campus. 
  • If you have passed, you are able to enter the workplace. If you do not pass the screening test you are not permitted to enter campus and should self isolate and seek assessment and testing.

A reminder that we are using an online booking system to manage researcher appointments - please visit to make your bookings.


Upcoming holiday hours changes

Please note that the RDC will be reopening TUESDAY Jan. 5th, 2021, barring any further covid-related restrictions.

Extended hours will start again on that Tuesday 5th.



Saturday Hours - On Demand

This month we will be offering on-demand Saturday hours.  We will be open on an 'appointment' basis, only if requested - this will be done through the same online booking system as mentioned above (at

Offered dates for Saturday hours this month are:

  • Saturday, Jan. 23rd  - 12pm to 4pm