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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 follows a Communicable Disease Prevention Framework in alignment with the BC Centre for Disease Control and WorkSafeBC that covers all UBC activities. UBC will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19, and is well placed to adjust its approach if required.  For further details please visit […]

Does UBC require people to do self-assessments, stay at home if they are sick, and wash their hands?

Does UBC 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 requirements set out by both […]

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)? 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 maintained to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, […]

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? 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 […]

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 […]

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)

Are student study spaces available?

Are student study spaces available? 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, are 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