The federal government, provincial government, UBC and the wider community have also made additional funding available to students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ubyssey has outlined some of the funding that’s available below.
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As UBC’s co-op programs adapt to the situation, there is some uncertainty as to whether employers will cancel or postpone work terms.
People out of work due to COVID-19 and those who made at least $5,000 dollars in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to their application are eligible to apply.
While Proctorio has been previously used in some of UBC’s distance learning courses, students unfamiliar with the software have expressed concerns about protecting their privacy as well as technical and logistical aspects of taking an online proctored exam.
With workplaces shutting down and bills to pay, students are increasingly having to grapple with food insecurity.
Students attending any one of BC’s 25 public post-secondary schools as well as Native Education College are able to access the funding.
Al-Shamsi is currently a first-year science student at Vantage College, who first came to Vancouver on a high school scholarship sponsored by the World University Service of Canada.
Students who attend one of BC’s 25 post-secondary institutions, including UBC, will be able to access this funding through their school’s financial aid office.
On its admissions blog, the university has published answers to several frequently asked questions from prospective students including how applications will be assessed given changes to online classes and grading schemes at many schools.
While Nest booking problems persisted throughout the school year, Evans said the introduction of CampusGroups as the Clubhouse replacement software and changes to the Operations Committee Policy manual will put his office on track to finish the revamp by the end of his term.
While the university has provided tips for faculty members on how to transition online through UBC’s Keep Teaching website and some faculties have provided new grading policies for students, the abrupt transition has been felt by many.
A screenshot of the email shared with The Ubyssey summarized the major changes the referendum would enact and claimed that all of the changes would improve the student experience. The referendum ultimately failed to meet quorum for the third time on March 27.
The referendum failed in the 2019 AMS general elections and again in the 2020 general elections, making this the third time the AMS has tried and failed to pass the referendum that would abolish student court, extend AMS membership to carry over to the second semester and would allow the AMS to create a confidentiality policy to limit the release of certain records.
With experience from residence life, Yee has defeated Harresh Thayakaanthan, Zoe McDaniel and Reed Garvin in the VPAUA special election held after all candidates dropped out of the original race.
UBC President Santa Ono made the announcement on March 26 in a letter to the community, confirming that in-person ceremonies would be cancelled in May.