An overview of our latest response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Fall 2021 update: Starting with the fall 2021 semester, we are planning to offer a significant increase in on-campus learning opportunities. Read the full update. 

President’s Student Relief Fund: The President’s Student Relief Fund provides emergency support for students impacted by COVID-19, helping them gain access to housing, food, tuition, technology, mental health services and transportation.

Student Services: All student services have successfully transitioned to virtual service, so please get in touch with an academic advisor, counsellor, Accessibility Services, etc.  should you need any support. You can also check out our A-Z list online. Another great resource is the new online mental health tools available to you 24/7.

Online learning support: Whether you’re brand new to online learning, or you’ve taken online courses in the past, we’re here to help. Check out our Online Support for Students webpage. You can also learn more about the different online course delivery modes.

International Students: Our International Education Centre staff have created a COVID-19: International FAQ to address your questions regarding immigration permits, working in Canada, travelling to Canada or home, and financial support.

Travel information from the Nova Scotia government

The Nova Scotia government has shared the following update regarding travel in the context of current restrictions. For more information, visit

  • Students coming to attend a NS post-secondary institution or returning to their permanent family residence in Nova Scotia are allowed to enter the province. They must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • People can enter the province to pick up or drop off post-secondary students. It is ok to enter and leave the province the same day. They must self-isolate for 14 days. Please make minimal stops and return home as soon as possible.
  • Students must isolate in a completely separate space, although they can have a shared bathroom with others in the household as long as it is cleaned between uses. If this cannot be accomplished, the entire household must also isolate.
  • Please note, this is for current semester pick-up or drop offs. Students cannot come to Nova Scotia in the Spring to attend the Fall 2021 semester.

MSVU experts – Pandemic-related list for media

MSVU is home to faculty experts on many topics with relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic. They can be contacted for interviews or information and analysis – their areas of relevant expertise are noted in our COVID 19 Pandemic-related list for media (PDF).

Note: There are many additional MSVU experts not listed here. Please contact if you’re looking for expert input on a particular topic or for MSVU media relations support generally.