U of A student Alex McPhee (pictured above) is working with his friend, political science alumnus Samuel Dyck, to create an online map showing travel restrictions communities across Canada have implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Supplied)

Student-generated map shows COVID-19 travel restrictions in Northern Canada

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Project aims to document decisive response to pandemic by First Nations and remote communities, says U of A undergrad.

An undergraduate student at the University of Alberta created a map of travel restrictions and road closures in Canada’s North in an effort to document how Indigenous and remote communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Indigenous communities especially have had the motivation, the authority and the geographic position to take fast and decisive action to restrict access to their communities,” said Alex McPhee, co-lead of the mapping project….


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