UBC President Santa Ono made the announcement on his Instagram earlier today. A broadcast email was also sent out to students, signed by Ono, UBC Vancouver Provost and Vice-President Academic Andrew Szeri and UBCO Provost and Vice-President Academic Ananya Mukherjee Reed.
In a broadcast email, the university announced it would begin a three-week pilot of “Remote Work Arrangements” for staff, faculty, graduate students, post doctoral fellows and student employees.
“With the spread of COVID-19 globally and the risk that poses to travelling students and faculty, UBC made the decision last week to cancel all upcoming outbound international programs for students.”
After all candidates dropped out during the AMS general elections, there are now four students vying for one position as the AMS Academic and University Affairs.
UBC just announced that all in-person classes will transition online starting Monday, March 16 and lasting for the remainder of the term to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The recommendations — and all of UBC’s communications on the virus outbreak — are written in consultation with a working group comprising university executives, staff and other stakeholders.
In a broadcast email sent to students, staff and faculty on March 13, the university announced that all large university events including sporting events and events at the Chan Centre would be cancelled.
AMS Events just announced that Block Party 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
UBC alumnus, donor and former Thunderbirds football player David Sidoo is planning to plead guilty for his involvement in a college admissions scandal that first came to light last March.
The university sent out a mass email confirming that operations would continue as normal for the time being because the Public Health Agency of Canada classifies the risk to Canada as “low” and has been posting regular updates to its website.
MEXSA’s Stand for Women in Mexico event was organized to bring together the Mexican community in Vancouver for a rally in solidarity with women in Mexico, who held a strike on Monday, March 9 to highlight increasing rates of gender-based violence in the country.
Cole Evans has become the new AMS president-elect beating out competitors Ian Stone and Harresh Thayakaanthan.
"But just because these elections are quieter doesn’t mean there’s nothing at stake or that your vote matters any less."
At UBC, inklings of environmental activism can be traced back to the 1960s, with students worried about the effects of pollution.
Ian Stone is hoping to bring his experience working with students “on the ground” to the role of AMS President.