But despite the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in the lower mainland, over 500 first year students have already accepted their offers to live in student residence for the second semester.
The smaller number of students on campus has prompted Campus Security to make some changes, including more frequent building security checks and “enhanced patrols,” especially at night, Mojdehi said.
UBC’s $336-million software upgrade partially launched on Monday as HR and payroll systems moved to the Workday platform.
Despite SHCS’s listing instructions for students exposed to COVID-19 online, students’ experiences raises questions of how SHCS is prepared to deal with possible cases.
An email on August 31 outlined the change, which simply removes the latter portion of the statement: “without offering you alternate accommodation.”
Current students and UBC graduates alike will no longer be constrained to using an @alumni.ubc.ca email address domain.
The clause, which exists in both year-round and first-year housing contracts, is meant to address issues that may arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A callout made by The Ubyssey to UBC Facebook groups yielded over a dozen reports of individuals who have come across coyotes in the past few months.
Not only will this affect thousands of incoming first-year students, but some residence advisors who have lost their jobs.
Given the current tense climate, it has been three months since any comedy shows have taken place in person. With the current social distancing protocols, a show available through online streaming may be the next best thing.
A Statistics Canada survey found that participants with a cancelled or delayed work placement were more likely to be concerned about their ability to pay for current expenses or the need to dip into their savings to do so.
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped UBC students from pursuing their passions in theatre.
X-ray and CT scan images are being used to develop an open-source AI application which may be able to predict the presence, severity and complications of COVID-19 infections.