UBC-ify your Zoom background

It’s hard to imagine a place where you’ve felt more trapped, restricted, or overwhelmed by odour. Tait Gamble

In this era of COVID-19, UBC students have perfected the art of baking sour dough and cookies, not to mention Collaborate Ultra, Piazza and the Canvas discussion pages like never before. Clearly, this new “online school” thing has opened doors for both creative expression and technological innovation.

We thought of ways to keep your creativity flowing, your intellectual gears turning and your school pride… priding?

Buchanan Lecture Hall

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So you’ve been telling your parents you’re still in “class”? Prove it.

Buchanan Bathroom

Tait Gamble

After 3 weeks of social distancing in your home, it’s hard to imagine a place where you’ve felt more trapped, restricted, or overwhelmed by odour. But, changing your background to a Buchanan bathroom stall should do the trick.

UBC Bookstore

File Joshua Medicoff

Quarantine has got you missing even the bleakest of your UBC memories — including the bookstore lineups in the first week of term.

The Nest Stairs

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Is all the tension-filled silence in your family home bringing you to tears? Take yourself to this sweet, sweet community hub where there’s so much noise, you can’t hear yourself think.

Those Unexplained Swings on Main Mall

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Missing physical activity? Feeling nostalgic about parks, but only since they’ve been mandated to close? Longing for wind on your face? This background is the answer.