we are all experiencing a number of changes to our lives and daily routines during the COVID-19 outbreak
With many faculty and staff working remotely, students studying online, and physical distancing measures keeping us in our homes, UBCO Health and Wellness counsellors offered some guidance on how to stay productive in our newfound workspaces.
Is your community partnership feeling the impact of COVID-19?
The Partnership Recognition Fund offers up to $1,500 for community groups working in partnership with UBC students, faculty or staff. Proposals focused on sustaining partnerships or adapting projects during COVID-19 are welcome, as are other types of applications.
Maintenance Technicians Jeff Vogt and Matt Litzenberger carrying out essential electrical work at UBCO.
Recognizing those still working on campus
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the majority of faculty and staff are working from home right now. But for those still working on campus, the low occupancy doesn’t mean things got easier.
In this series, teams like Facilities Management, Health, Safety & Environment and Campus Security show how they carry out most of their day-to-day work on campus when working remotely isn’t an option.
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies provides an environment within which students, faculty, staff and the larger public can engage one another as a vibrant intellectual community that can interact in a variety of ways.
In light of the ongoing situation, and in continued support of physical distancing, UBC has announced that Summer Term 2 courses (July 6 – Aug. 13) at UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan and UBC Robson Square will also be online.
Bryce Traister has been at the helm of UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) since the summer of 2017. Although he was born and raised in California, Bryce has spent most of his academic career in Canada, and his roots at UBC run deep.
UBCO’s Cortnee Chulo wears a prototype 3D-printed face shield.
UBCO teams up with community partners to design medical PPE
3D printed face shields approved for use with the Interior Health Authority
With an increased demand for medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 outbreak, the School of Engineering and makerspaceUBCO have partnered with the Okanagan Regional Library and the Interior Health Authority to design and produce 3D printed, medical-grade face shields for front-line health care workers.
School of Education experts provide tips to help parents cope and children thrive.
UBCO education professors offer tips for at-home learning
Experts offer guidelines to support children’s learning during school closures
With schools closed indefinitely across BC, parents and children are adapting to a new way of learning. While there are plenty of online resources available, including those provided by school districts and the province, experts with the School of Education offer basic tips for parents and caregivers.
Members of the Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn dictionary team record fluent speaker, Emmeline Felix. Image credit: Aaron Leon.
Decolonizing dictionaries as tools for Indigenous language reclamation
For endangered and Indigenous languages, dictionaries are valuable resources that contain understandings beyond the meaning of words
The Relational Lexicography project connects UBC researchers with the Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn to better understand how dictionaries of Indigenous and under-resourced languages are created and used by communities and scholars alike.
Associate Professor Jonathan Little discusses how just the right amount of exercise can help build immunity.
Can exercise boost your immune system? Yes, but in moderation
Health and Exercise Sciences professor provides exercise guidelines during COVID-19
By now, everyone has read some guidelines on how to stay healthy while living with the COVID-19 stay-at-home policy. Tips include keeping a routine, eating well, not staying up too late and getting exercise regularly.
But how much exercise? And is there such a thing as too much exercise?