Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s response


  • Update: March 26

    Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    This website contains useful FAQs and resources for UBC faculty, staff and students. It is updated regularly, following advice from provincial and federal health agencies.

    UBC transitioned to online learning and remote working for many of its faculty and staff in the fall 2020. Since then, we have implemented a COVID-19 safety planning process to allow for the gradual resumption of programs and activities on our campuses, within the BC Restart Plan.

    We have also been excited to welcome our new and returning students this fall. During fall/winter 2020, UBC is primarily offering larger classes online with selected smaller classes conducted in-person, adhering to physical distancing and other public health requirements. We will maintain a clear focus on ensuring high-quality face-to-face instruction, where possible, and high-quality remote instruction. Our priority remains the wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff.

    You are also encouraged to read UBC’s Campus Rules.


    British Columbia’s coordinated response

    Within British Columbia, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19. UBC continues to take direction from the BC Provincial Government as we plan and consider next steps.

    We encourage you to visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website for the latest information. The Government of Canada also has an information line at 1 833 784 4397.

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