With a winter storm warning in effect in Metro Vancouver, schools across the region are taking preemptive measures.
Environment Canada set a weather alert yesterday and this morning, warning people of hazardous winter conditions. Some schools have decided to cancel classes and close down campuses.
The following universities and colleges have announced cancellations and closures for Thursday, January 6, due to weather conditions:
All campuses are closed today until 6 pm. All university services and campus activities are cancelled until 6 pm.
Campus Alert: Due to severe weather conditions expected overnight and into tomorrow morning, all SFU campuses will be closed Thursday (Jan. 6) until 6:00 P.M. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/s5PQWVeJBv
— Simon Fraser University (@SFU) January 6, 2022
Day classes at UBC Vancouver are cancelled. Closures affect classes starting at 8 am until 6:30 pm. A decision on evening classes is pending.
— University of British Columbia (@UBC) January 6, 2022
All BCIT campuses are closed today, and in-person classes and exams are cancelled. This does not impact online classes.
Due to winter conditions across the lower mainland, all BCIT campuses are CLOSED today, January 6. If your class or work is available online, this does not impact you. Continue to follow https://t.co/g6PioQfLpf and our social media channels for updates on campus conditions. pic.twitter.com/k3VC9uToir
— British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) (@bcit) January 6, 2022
The campus is closed today.
— VCC (@myVCC) January 6, 2022
The following school districts have announced closures:
- North Vancouver School District
- West Vancouver School District
- Vancouver School District
- Richmond School District
- Surrey School District
- Coquitlam School District
- Burnaby School District
- New Westminster School District
- Mission Public Schools
- Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows School District
- Langley School District
- Chilliwack School District
— Jordan Tinney (@jordantinney) January 6, 2022
Last week, BC announced that while the children of essential workers would return to school on January 4, the remainder of the students would go back to class on Monday, January 10.
Stay up to date by following your university or school district on Twitter and checking their sites.