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December 22, 2021: UBC Broadcast: COVID-19 – Planning for 2021/22 Winter Session, Term 2. Read this announcement in full.

December 22, 2021: UBC Broadcast: COVID-19 – Planning for 2021/22 Winter Session, Term 2. Read this announcement in full.

December 14, 2021: Read the latest from Santa Ono’s blog: Update: In-person exams, residence and testing.

December 14, 2021: Read the latest from Santa Ono’s blog: Update: In-person exams, residence and testing.

December 9, 2021: UBC Broadcast: UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program — update on progress. Read this announcement in full.

December 9, 2021: UBC Broadcast: UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program — update on progress. Read this announcement in full.

November 29, 2021: UBC Bulletin: COVID-19 – Important update for faculty and staff based in health care settings. Read this announcement in full.

November 29, 2021: UBC Bulletin: COVID-19 – Important update for faculty and staff based in health care settings. Read this announcement in full.

October 22, 2021: FAQ about flu immunization added to the Health guidance and vaccines section.

October 22, 2021: FAQ about flu immunization added to the Health guidance and vaccines section.

October 13, 2021: FAQ in Health guidance and vaccines section updated to include information on COVID-19 vaccine clinics on campus.

October 13, 2021: FAQ in Health guidance and vaccines section updated to include information on COVID-19 vaccine clinics on campus.

October 8, 2021: FAQs regarding in-person graduation for the Class of 2021 updated for students, faculty and staff.

October 8, 2021: FAQs regarding in-person graduation for the Class of 2021 updated for students, faculty and staff.

September 29, 2021: FAQs about UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program updated and added to the Health guidance and vaccines section.

September 29, 2021: FAQs about UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program updated and added to the Health guidance and vaccines section.

September 29, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Update: UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program. Read this announcement in full.

September 29, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Update: UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program. Read this announcement in full.

September 17, 2021: FAQs on the status of events updated for students, faculty and staff.

September 17, 2021: FAQ on the status of events updated for students, faculty and staff. 

September 15, 2021: UBC Broadcast to faculty and staff: Reminder: Please complete UBC’s COVID-19 vaccination status declaration. Read this announcement in full.

September 15, 2021: UBC Broadcast to faculty and staff: Reminder: Please complete UBC’s COVID-19 vaccination status declaration. Read this announcement in full.

September 15, 2021: UBC Broadcast to students: Reminder: Please complete UBC’s COVID-19 vaccination status declaration. Read this announcement in full.

September 15, 2021: UBC Broadcast to students: Reminder: Please complete UBC’s COVID-19 vaccination status declaration. Read this announcement in full.

Where can I find more information about conducting research activities at UBC?

Where can I find more information about conducting research activities at UBC? All UBC activities are covered by a Communicable Disease Prevention Framework in alignment with the BC Centre for Disease Control and WorkSafeBC. For more information, visit: https://srs.ubc.ca/covid-19/covid-19-safety-plans. The Field Safety program applies to university-related activities that occur off of UBC campus locations, including off-campus […]

September 13, 2021: FAQ on parking locations and fees updated for students, faculty and staff.

September 13, 2021: FAQ on parking locations and fees updated for students, faculty and staff.

September 8, 2021: FAQ regarding UBC’s policy on non-medical masks updated. 

September 8, 2021: FAQ regarding UBC’s policy on non-medical masks updated. 

September 7, 2021: FAQ about UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program added to the Health guidance and vaccines section.

September 7, 2021: FAQ about UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program added to the Health guidance and vaccines section.

September 7, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Launching UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program. Read this announcement in full.

September 7, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Launching UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program. Read this announcement in full.

September 6, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Advisory: UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program. Read this announcement in full.

September 6, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Advisory: UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program. Read this announcement in full.

September 2, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Ensuring a safe start to the new academic year. Read this announcement in full.

September 2, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Ensuring a safe start to the new academic year. Read this announcement in full.

August 26, 2021: UBC Broadcast: UBC implements vaccine declaration and rapid testing for COVID-19. Read this announcement in full.

August 26, 2021: UBC Broadcast: UBC implements vaccine declaration and rapid testing for COVID-19. Read this announcement in full.

August 24, 2021: FAQ regarding UBC’s policy on non-medical masks updated.

August 24, 2021: FAQ regarding UBC’s policy on non-medical masks updated. 

August 23, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Announcement of BC Vaccine Card for specific activities. Read this announcement in full.

August 23, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Announcement of BC Vaccine Card for specific activities. Read this announcement in full.

August 23, 2021: FAQs about the BC Vaccine Card added to the Health guidance and vaccines section.

August 23, 2021: FAQs about the BC Vaccine Card added to the Health guidance and vaccines section.

August 10, 2021: UBCO: COVID-19 restrictions expanded in Central Okanagan. Read this announcement in full.

August 10, 2021: UBCO: COVID-19 restrictions expanded in Central Okanagan. Read this announcement in full.

August 10, 2021: FAQs on the status of events updated for students, faculty and staff.

August 10, 2021: FAQs on the status of events updated for students, faculty and staff. 

August 9, 2021: FAQs about getting to and from campus added to the Campus Return Plan section.

August 9, 2021: FAQs about getting to and from campus added to the Campus Return Plan section.

How do I find out about public transit options – in both Vancouver and the Okanagan?

How do I find out about public transit options – in both Vancouver and the Okanagan? Useful updates and resources related to public transit can be found at: UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

How do I find out about public transit options – in both Vancouver and the Okanagan?

How do I find out about public transit options – in both Vancouver and the Okanagan? Useful updates and resources related to public transit can be found at: UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

What other options are available for getting to campus?

What other options are available for getting to campus? A series of resources have been compiled with useful information related to biking to campus, parking options, car pooling and ride hailing. Learn more: UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

What other options are available for getting to campus?

What other options are available for getting to campus? A series of resources have been compiled with useful information related to biking to campus, parking options, car pooling and ride hailing. Learn more: UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

July 30, 2021: FAQ regarding UBC’s policy on non-medical masks updated with a link to UBC Okanagan-specific updates.

July 30, 2021: FAQ regarding UBC’s policy on non-medical masks updated with a link to UBC Okanagan-specific updates.

July 22, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Bringing vibrancy back to our campuses. Read this announcement in full.

July 22, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Bringing vibrancy back to our campuses. Read this announcement in full.

How do I find out about public transit options – in both Vancouver and the Okanagan?

How do I find out about public transit options – in both Vancouver and the Okanagan? Useful updates and resources related to public transit can be found at: UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

What other options are available for getting to campus?

What other options are available for getting to campus? A series of resources have been compiled with useful information related to biking to campus, parking options, car pooling and ride hailing. Learn more: UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan

July 13, 2021: FAQs regarding mandatory safety training added to the Campus Return Plan section.

July 13, 2021: FAQs regarding mandatory safety training added to the Campus Return Plan section.

July 6, 2021: FAQs regarding safety planning updated in the Campus Return Plan section.

July 6, 2021: FAQs regarding safety planning updated in the Campus Return Plan section.

July 6, 2021: FAQs on the status of events updated for students, faculty and staff.

July 6, 2021: FAQs on the status of events updated for students, faculty and staff.

June 28, 2021: UBC Bulletin: Supporting our return to campus. Read this announcement in full.

June 28, 2021: UBC Bulletin: Supporting our return to campus. Read this announcement in full.

June 17, 2021: FAQs regarding buildings added to the Campus Return Plan section.

June 17, 2021: FAQs regarding buildings added to the Campus Return Plan section.

What is UBC doing to ensure safe building ventilation, as we return to campus?

What is UBC doing to ensure safe building ventilation, as we return to campus? UBC has established a COVID-19 HVAC working group to review and consider implementation of technical recommendations to enhance building ventilation systems (HVAC stands for heating, ventilation & air conditioning). Learn more about UBC Vancouver’s Building Ventilation & Safety Efforts and UBC Okanagan’s Building readiness guidelines.

June 15, 2021: Health guidance and vaccines section renamed and updated to include COVID-19 vaccine-related FAQs.

June 15, 2021: Health guidance and vaccines section renamed and updated to include COVID-19 vaccine-related FAQs.

Where can I find information about BC’s provincial vaccination program?

Where can I find information about BC’s provincial vaccination program? You can learn more about BC’s provincial vaccination program at https://immunizebc.ca/. You can also find out how you can get your booster dose.

Who can get vaccinated in Canada?

Who can get vaccinated in Canada? All people in BC, including international students, can be vaccinated for free, regardless of length of stay or status, even if they will be here for only one dose (first or second). If a person has received a first dose of a two-dose vaccine regimen, while outside BC and then […]

Will international students be able to get vaccinated in Canada?

Will international students be able to get vaccinated in Canada? Yes, international students who haven’t been vaccinated upon arrival will also have access to the BC immunization program.

Are vaccines mandatory for students, faculty or staff to be on campus?

Are vaccines mandatory for students, faculty or staff to be on campus? COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory to attend campus or classes. However, UBC strongly encourages members of the community to get vaccinated. You can learn more at https://immunizebc.ca.

Are COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for UBC faculty and staff based in health settings?

Are COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for UBC faculty and staff based in health settings? Yes. According to an updated Public Health Order, workers in certain health care settings must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work in a designated facility. As part of the Order, all UBC faculty, staff or student employees who work in health care settings must have received at least a […]

What do we know about the efficacy of current vaccines to protect against the different COVID-19 variants?

What do we know about the efficacy of current vaccines to protect against the different COVID-19 variants? According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, the vaccines offered in BC are expected to protect people against the different COVID-19 variants circulating in BC, including the variants of concern. Getting vaccinated also decreases the risk of […]

June 14, 2021: FAQs for faculty and staff updated to include information about the BC government’s introduction of paid sick leave for COVID-19.

June 14, 2021: FAQs for faculty and staff updated to include information about COVID-19 paid sick leave.

What is the BC Vaccine Card?

What is the BC Vaccine Card? The BC Provincial Government announced the introduction of the BC Vaccine Card in September 2021. The order required proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access a range of activities, including indoor ticketed sporting events, indoor and patio dining in restaurants, fitness centres, casinos and indoor organized events, such as conferences and weddings. In […]

Is UBC holding in-person classes?

Is UBC holding in-person classes? Yes. UBC is conducting in-person classes. The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff remain our first priority. Here’s what you need to do to help ensure a safe environment for yourself and those around you: Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and complete a daily health assessment. If you […]