UBC Geography arrangements during COVID-19

Last updated: Wednesday 1st April @ 4:30pm

UBC Geography is taking steps in line with the rest of UBC in response to the global spread of COVID-19.

The department has now transitioned to online classes.

Arts Academic Advising have issued guidelines on end of term options. Grading options for students completing geography courses in April are currently being explored on a course by course basis.

UBC has directed that all (except critical) on-campus research activities be curtailed until April 30th 2020.

Graduate students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor and/or graduate chair Jim Glassman to plan for the coming weeks.

If you are an international student who is trying to get home or overseas and unable to travel to Canada, please contact International Student Advising.

UBC Geography student advising has moved online. Appointments can be booked here, and both video conferencing and phone conferencing options are available.

Summer course offerings are currently being revised and all will be offered online. Please contact Suzanne Lawrence if you have an urgent query.

GIS labs are now closed. Students should check their course website on Canvas for remote access instructions. Please contact your TA or instructor if you are having difficulty with GIS access.

The Geography building is now closed. If you urgently need to gain access, you will need an approved exemption form.

Staff are working from home and can be contacted via email, including the IT support team.

A/V support is now remote; please email Aaron or Bret with any questions about online teaching. UBC’s Keep Teaching website is also being regularly updated, and the Learning Technology Hub has a drop-in virtual collaborate session for support Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm.

The Geographic Information Centre is closed. No late fees will be incurred for items currently on loan, and staff can be reached via email.

We will update daily as changes occur, and deeply appreciate how supportive and kind our departmental community has been to each other as we all adapt to this new situation.