This email is being sent to all faculty and staff at UBC's Okanagan campus on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
UBC Okanagan update
March 30, 2020
Among UBC Okanagan’s many wonderful strengths are our close connections and strong sense of community on campus. Those connections are not as easy to maintain with many of us working from home, assisting students and delivering courses remotely, but I am heartened by our community’s strong and agile response to unprecedented challenges.
Our work to ensure the university’s mission continues is a critically important reassurance that today’s students will not be left behind in the wake of COVID-19. Moreover, our collective response, both at UBC and our sister institutions across the post-secondary sector, is an important demonstration of stability for the communities we serve in turbulent times.
To support your daily work, whether you are at home or need to be on campus, the following is a recap of recent updates and resources that may be useful as you and your students navigate the various modifications being made in service delivery.
Thank you all for the dedication you have shown thus far, both to the university and to one another. Please be safe and well, and support each other and our fellow community members as much as possible.
We will get through this together. In the meantime, we will continue to provide updates as information is available.
Prof. Deborah Buszard
UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Principal, UBC Okanagan
Last week, UBC confirmed that we will come together online to celebrate graduation for our students. There are also plans to hold an in-person graduation ceremony when it is safe to do so. On Friday, Santa Ono released a letter to the UBC community with details.
UBCO IT would like to remind faculty and staff working remotely to use an Okanagan connection when using the UBC Virtual Private Network. Please minimize the usage of the VPN where possible and limit audio and video streaming (YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, etc).