UBC moves classes with 250+ people online in response to coronavirus

Mar 13 2020, 10:46 am

The University of British Columbia is moving classes with more than 250 students online as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement was made on Friday morning and is said to reflect the “fast-changing nature of the situation” as well as “the response from the BC Provincial Government.”

“We are working with CTLT, Enrolment Services and Faculties to identify classes with more than 250 students and ways in which to transition lecture components of those classes to online or alternate delivery modes,” said a statement from UBC. “These classes are suspended until alternate arrangements are in place.”

Smaller classes will continue as scheduled.

The school also says that all on-campus and off-campus events with more than 250 people, including sporting events, have been cancelled.

Planning for graduation ceremonies continues as normal, although the school says that they “are considering alternatives should that be required.”

With coronavirus on the rise, the BC Ministry of Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.