Travel Risk Resources

The following travel risk resources are recommended for faculty and staff who are responsible for planning or supervising international student travel. Please direct questions or feedback to Breanne Guiboche, International Engagement Officer, at Breanne.Guiboche@umanitoba.ca. Questions related to off-campus travel within Canada should be directed to the Office of Risk Management.

Key resources for international travel
Training

Additional resources:

Travel resources to share with students
Travel safety resources
Resources for U of M mobility professionals
Medical resources
Country-specific information resources
Resources for resource-scarce/developing countries/areas
Research and articles on student mobility
Critical discourses and resources on voluntourism and ethics


Key resources for international travel

Resource Provider   
Study and Work Abroad Waiver (international travel)
Field Trip Release Form 
(domestic travel)
Office of Legal Counsel Informed consent is required. Waivers must be stored by the program coordinator. 
Pre-departure PowerPoint presentation International Centre Recommended
International SOS cards

 

International Centre Recommended
Destination-specific information Program coordinator
(refer to Government of Canada travel information below)
Recommended
Travel health information Students can use this external tool to find a travel health clinic. Recommended
Traveller’s checklist  International Centre Optional
Pre-Departure Handbook PDF International Centre Optional

Resources for Program Coordinators

Office of Risk Management Can provide information on insurance coverage for students, faculty and staff. Can also provide emergency planning resources.
Sexual Assault Policy & Procedure
Other governing document for students
Note: Substance use and off-campus risk policies are currently in development.
Government of Canada travel resources (see additional resources below) Travel Advice and Advisories
Registration of Canadians Abroad
Cannabis and International Travel
LGBTQ2 Canadians Abroad
Travelling with Disabilities
Large-Scale Emergencies Abroad
Death Abroad Factsheet
International SOS University of Manitoba login: 27AYCA524935
International SOS Assistance App including Travel Tracker University of Manitoba login: 27AYCA524935
Resources for international driving Overseas Security Advisory Council
Association for Safe International Road Travel
Program Best-Practices Checkup Better Abroad Checkup

Training

One-on-one consultations are available for faculty and staff organizing international travel. Contact Breanne Guiboche, International Engagement Officer, at Breanne.Guiboche@umanitoba.ca for assistance with:

  • designing pre-departure training
  • integration of assessment (for example, IDI Intercultural Development Inventory)
  • developing mobility program administration and mobility data management

International SOS Foundation Duty of Care Training – the world’s only IOSH-certified Duty of Care Training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to actively participate in the management of safe, healthy and secure travel for the mobile workforce (or students)

Safety for Supervisors training resource through the U of M’s LOD – workplace health and safety considerations for supervisors (not specific to travel, useful primarily for domestic travel)

CURIE’s Risk Travel online course – contact the Office of Risk Management for more information

Additional resources

Travel resources to share with students

Travel safety resources

Resources for U of M mobility professionals

Medical resources

Country-specific information resources

Resources for resource-scarce/developing countries/areas

Research and articles on student mobility

Critical discourses and resources on voluntourism and ethics