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.
There are 29 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 new deaths from the virus in BC today, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 1,203.
There are 53 new cases of COVID-19 and 4 new deaths from the virus today, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 1,174.
A group of UBC students and local activists are spearheading a Facebook group meant to provide support to Vancouverites amid the COVID-19 global pandemic — and it’s quickly growing into a social movement.
The university made the announcement in a broadcast email sent to faculty, staff and students on March 25 signed by UBC President Santa Ono.
In the wake of UBC’s March 16 announcement that all final exams would be held online, international and domestic students alike were left with the difficult task of choosing between travelling home and staying in Vancouver until the COVID-19 pandemic winds down.
New economic measures include investments in healthcare and housing, a new BC Emergency Benefit to support workers and a promise to support renters’ rights.
On March 23, the faculties of science, commerce and arts announced changes to end-of-term grading in emails to students. Under the changes, students will be able to withdraw from their courses with a W standing or change their registration in a course to Credit/D/Fail.
VP External of the Science Undergraduate Society Shovon Das accidentally sent out a mass email to UBC science students in the Blue Card Program without using the blind carbon copy (BCC) function, leading to the leak of around 200 student emails.
In an internal email sent on March 16 by UBC Student Safety Abroad, students on exchange were advised “to return home, wherever that may be for you.”
Thayakaanthan sees the VPAUA race as another opportunity to get involved in the AMS after losing the presidential race to current VP Administration Cole Evans in the general election.
Second-year anthropology student Zoe McDaniel is running for VP academic and university affairs (VPAUA) on a platform of mental health, sustainability and sexual violence prevention.
Currently working as associate VP finance of the AMS, Garvin’s platform includes increasing mental health resources, bettering communication and improving financial transparency and food security on campus.
The third-year biology major said that her community-building experience as a residence advisor will help her advance her extensive platform of affordability, accessibility and equity.
On March 19 afternoon, the university revised its most recent campus notification without any update, keeping the timestamp at March 17 at 4:10 p.m. PDT.
The development for the campaign at UBC began in 2014 and 2015 after the university proposed to increase rents for student housing by 20 per cent.
Since cash fares cannot be collected at the rear doors and not all rear doors have Compass Card readers, TransLink has also decided to halt fare collection on buses.
The government will commit up to $27 billion in direct support to individuals and businesses and $55 billion through tax deferrals for a combined total of $82 billion — more than 3 per cent of Canada’s GDP, according to a government press release.
The university made the announcement in emails sent to students and on UBC Student Housing and Community Service’s website.