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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). Everyone who is vaccinated in BC will receive a vaccination record, which they can present in BC or […]

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. Please note, a Vancouver Coastal Health COVID-19 booster clinic is available at UBC Vancouver. Learn more.

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. This includes hospital sites, clinics, and any other place where care is provided. For hospital owned buildings, that means the whole building is covered […]

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. Getting vaccinated also decreases the risk of having severe COVID-19 disease or dying from it, […]

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 […]

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

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

June 8, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Faculty and staff — return to campus update. Read this announcement in full.

June 8, 2021: UBC Broadcast: Faculty and staff — return to campus update. Read this announcement in full.