As COVID-19 cases surge elsewhere in BC, the prevalence of the virus remains low at UBC.
The university expects that a majority of students will have received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by September, but there have been calls to ensure this is the case via a vaccine mandate.
The spread of COVID-19 at UBC has flatlined once again after the university and its surrounding neighbourhood produced no new cases of the disease between July 6 and July 12.
This number is small considering the hundreds of honorary degrees that have been awarded since the 1920s, but the group of 32 includes many significant names.
The BCCDC detected just one active case of the disease per 100,000 residents on UBC’s Vancouver campus and its surrounding area between June 25 and July 1.
The nearby neighbourhoods of West Point Grey and Dunbar also did not record any new cases per capita in the past week, while Shaughnessy reported just one.
The data was released July 16 via the BCCDC’s regional COVID-19 dashboard and is composed of data from June 8 to June 14.
As COVID-19 numbers fall across the province, UBC and its surrounding neighbourhood saw a per capita case rate of zero instances per 100,000 residents between June 1 and June 7.
Data posted on the BCCDC COVID-19 dashboard demonstrates a slight uptick in COVID-19 prevalence on campus as of May 31.
The rolling average of new cases in the province recently dipped below 350 for the first time since last November — and it continues to decrease.
This decision means that the AMS will have a full vote on UCRU affairs and a place on the organization’s board of directors.
Vancouver-Westside has the lowest vaccination rate in the province, with less than 20 per cent of the neighbourhood’s population having received their first dose.
The final was scheduled for April 27, but when the time came, most students were unable to access the exam.
Taus Noor was named to the prestigious list for his work co-founding Gaze along with Motasim Bin Rahman.
The position has been vacant since former speaker Kareem Ibrahim left in December, and the recruitment process has been tumultuous so far.