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April 28, 2021: Student FAQs updated to reflect changes to the status of student international travel for university purposes.

April 28, 2021: Student FAQs updated to reflect changes to the status of student international travel for university purposes.

April 23, 2021: Student FAQs updated in response to new travel restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C.

April 23, 2021: Student FAQs updated in response to new travel restrictions for non-essential travel in B.C.

April 20, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Update on UBC’s Campus Return Plan. Read this announcement in full.

April 20, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Update on UBC’s Campus Return Plan. Read this announcement in full.

April 20, 2021: A series of new FAQs are now available on the Campus Return Plan section of this site.

April 20, 2021: A series of new FAQs are now available on the Campus Return Plan section of this site. 

Update: April 20

Learn more about BC’s Restart plan (May 25, 2021). Looking for information about UBC’s plans for a return to campus? Visit the Campus Return Plan section. Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This website contains useful FAQs and resources for UBC students, faculty and staff. It […]

What is UBC’s approach to COVID-19 safety planning?

What is UBC’s approach to COVID-19 safety planning? UBC has a COVID-19 Safety Planning Framework that aligns with the BC Restart plan and new COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines.  Seven institutional safety plans are being made available, to be applied to UBC learning, research and/or administrative spaces, until we shift to a more general communicable disease plan. By taking a standardized, institutional […]

Will the updated COVID-19 safety plans still require people to do self-assessments, stay home if they are sick, and wash their hands?

Will the updated COVID-19 safety plans still require people to do self-assessments, stay home if they are sick, and wash their hands? Yes. Effective plans combine layers of protection to keep people safe, so it is highly likely that these controls will continue to be recommended for the fall. Strategies implemented need to meet the […]

Will I need to do any specific COVID-19 safety training before I return to campus?

Will I need to do any specific COVID-19 safety training before I return to campus? Yes. All employees are required to complete the new mandatory online COVID-19 safety training (UBC Vancouver | UBC Okanagan) prior to resuming on-campus activities, or as soon as possible if they are already working on campus. There may also be a site-specific orientation […]

UBC Vancouver: Where can I find information about my building during COVID-19 (including ventilation, water systems, and cleaning standards)?

UBC Vancouver: Where can I find information about my building during COVID-19 (including ventilation, water systems, and cleaning standards)? With the gradual and phased re-occupancy of the university, the UBC Facilities website provides information and resources about Facilities’ operations and service levels for your building. UBC Facilities are working to ensure buildings are cleaned and ventilated, operating, and […]

UBC Okanagan: Where can I find information about cleaning standards in campus buildings during COVID-19?

UBC Okanagan: Where can I find information about cleaning standards in campus buildings during COVID-19? Facilities Management will continue to operate and maintain all campus buildings. Information on cleaning protocols is available on the HSE COVID-19 Health and Safety webpage. Questions or concerns can be submitted to ready.ok@ubc.ca.

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

Where can I find more information about conducting research activities at UBC? On-campus research as well as off-campus Field Research Activities are covered by the UBC COVID-19 safety plans. For more information, visit: https://srs.ubc.ca/covid-19/covid-19-safety-plans. Researchers are encouraged to visit https://covid19.research.ubc.ca for information on UBC’s COVID-19 research activities, including research projects, potential collaborators, initiatives, networks and support. For the latest […]

Is UBC holding in-person classes for the 2021/22 Winter Session?

Is UBC holding in-person classes for the 2021/22 Winter Session? Yes. UBC is conducting in-person classes for the 2021/22 Winter Session. The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff remain our first priority. For those returning to in-person teaching and learning, research, or working on campus, we want to help you resume activity in a […]

Are student residences open?

Are student residences open? Yes. UBC Student Housing is accommodating upper-year and graduate students in our Winter Session (September to April) residences on both campuses and year-round residences in Vancouver. UBC Student Housing is also providing Winter Session accommodation for eligible first-year residents in all first-year residence communities beginning this fall, 2021. We recognize that many of our undergraduate […]

What information is there to support international students?

What information is there to support international students? International students are encouraged to visit the following websites for useful resources and updates: UBC Vancouver (International Students: Immigration and Health Insurance FAQ) UBC Okanagan (International Students: Immigration and Health Insurance FAQ)

Will student study spaces be available in September?

Will student study spaces be available in September? Yes, study spaces, including informal study spaces, some library spaces, and other locations where students can find suitable space for silent and personal or quiet group studying, will be available.

What libraries are open on campus?

What libraries are open on campus? Most UBC Library branches across both campuses are now open. For the most up-to-date information, please visit: UBC Vancouver UBC Okanagan

Will there be extracurricular activities such as orientation this fall?

Will there be extracurricular activities such as orientation this fall? Yes. We are planning to have orientation programs available for new-to-UBC students. There will be other extracurricular activities planned for Winter Session, Term 1. The nature of the activity and whether the type of activities will be in-person or virtual (or a combination of the […]

Why do I need to complete this training?

Why do I need to complete this training? This course is an important element of the on-campus work resumption process. It is designed to help UBC faculty, staff and student-staff work safely by following provincial health direction on reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection and transmission. 

I previously completed safety training due to being on campus. Do I still need to take this training?

I previously completed safety training due to being on campus. Do I still need to take this training? It is mandatory to complete this training even if you previously completed safety training due to being on campus.  The training modules have been updated based on the latest public health guidance and provide an overview of […]