The Public Health Response Committee, chaired by Dr. Olive Yonge, Vice-Provost (Academic Programs), is composed of a broad representation across campus. Its mandate is to assess the University's readiness to deal with a sudden public health crisis and to prepare action plans in the event of such an occasion. Currently the main focus on this committee is on a potential Avian Flu pandemic outbreak.
A major component of the University's preparedness are the IT services that need to be available during such a crisis. If, in an extreme situation, the University is forced to shutdown for a period of time ranging from one week to more than a month, what IT services should be available and how they should be maintained so information could still be provided to the students and staff and the University show a minimal presence to the outside world?
Some of the issues that require examination are:
For further information about this committee, please refer to the PHRC Home Page.
Other University Pandemic Planning Initiatives: