Updated: UBC and SFU move to online classes as post-secondaries respond to COVID-19 recommendations

Update 1: UBC declared currently (March thirteen) that it is transitioning courses to online supply as of Monday (March sixteen) for the rest of the time period at all UBC campuses, including UBC Vancouver, UBC Robson Sq., and UBC Okanagan.

For courses that are unable to be offered online, information and facts will be distributed by faculties. 

UBC campuses will continue to be open and all college functions will carry on as regular.

All inbound and outbound student research programs have been cancelled.

Meanwhile, SFU also declared currently that it will start off relocating absent from in-particular person instruction starting off in the beginning of the week and continuing for the remainder of the time period. 

All SFU campuses will continue to be open.

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Different Vancouver-primarily based postsecondary establishments are responding to the COVID-19 tips manufactured by the province yesterday.

B.C. provincial well being officer Dr. Bonnie Henry had said at a information meeting on March twelve that the provincial authorities is recommending all events with 250 or far more individuals to be cancelled and to stay away from vacation outside the house Canada.   

The University of British Columbia (UBC) declared currently (March thirteen) that it will be cancelling all these types of on-campus and off-campus events, including sporting events, because of to the advice to do so for events involving 250 or far more attendees.

Gatherings at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts have also been cancelled.

All UBC courses with 250 or far more college students are now suspended and UBC is functioning to ascertain how lecture factors can be shipped online or by way of other forms of supply.

Updates are becoming presented at UBC’s campus notifications webpage.

Simon Fraser University (SFU) has not still declared the cancellation of courses. SFU president and vice-chancellor Andrew Petter issued a assertion on March twelve to reveal that SFU’s unexpected emergency functions procedure is underway and will answer to the evolving problem.

The college also said that it is discovering distant selections for college students, faculty, and staff.

SFU is not at the moment mindful of any COVID-19 conditions inside of their college neighborhood and is giving up to date information and facts on a dedicated COVID-19 webpage. 

At the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), the college said that all BCIT–related vacation outside the house Canada, including to the U.S., is becoming cancelled or suspended. More information and facts is avaialble at the BCIT campus updates webpage.

Meanwhile, Emily Carr University of Art and Style (ECUAD) has cancelled a lecture by artist Stan Douglas while Mark Rutledge’s converse on Indigenous design and style will carry on on for college students but will be closed to public attendance. ECUAD also has a dedicated COVID-19 updates and tips webpage.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) declared on March twelve that it is cancelling all events with 250 or far more individuals, including the spring convocation and cancellation all non-important vacation outside the house Canada.

Vancouver Community College or university is complying with the tips, including cancelling all work-linked vacation outside the house Canada and cancelling all significant events right until the conclusion of April while Langara College is advising all college students, faculty, and staff to abide by the B.C. well being tips.

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