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EQUITY OF U.S.-CANADA Border measures

Understanding, recovering from and mitigating inequities associated with the use of travel measures during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons for post-pandemic recovery and future preparedness from Canada-US border management

The uncoordinated, prolonged and frequently changing use of travel measures during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in large-scale disruptions to individuals, economies and whole societies. While tradeoffs have been required between applying measures for public health risk mitigation and the wider societal impacts they cause, limited attention has been given to how these impacts have been experienced differentially across individuals, communities and countries.  

Focusing on travel measures for Canada-US border management, this project aims to better understand and develop tools to mitigate travel measure inequities, through a study of the impacts of travel restrictions, quarantine, testing and immunity certificate requirements on selected equity-deserving groups.

This project is a collaboration among researchers based at Simon Fraser University and the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University.    

This project is funded by the New Frontiers in Research Fund administerd by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  The project will commence in February 2023 and will be completed in January 2025