Status of Department of Anthropology in Relation to COVID-19

In response to physical distancing protocols, the Department of Anthropology is now providing support remotely. Our staff will be available by email from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Contact information for our ANTH team can be found under the “People”  section of our website.
We will continue to update our website, https://anth.ubc.ca/ with any further announcements or changes.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s response: View UBC’s latest updates and resources for students, faculty, and staff here: covid19.ubc.ca
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Status of Summer Term 2

April 17, 2020

 

As you know, the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve with new developments on a daily basis.

Last month we informed you that Term 1 of Summer Session (May 11- June 18) at UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan and UBC Robson Square would be online.

In light of the ongoing situation, and in continued support of physical distancing, we are announcing that Summer Term 2 courses (July 6 – Aug. 13) at UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan and UBC Robson Square will also be online.

As a reminder, not all courses are easily remodelled for online instruction. In those instances, courses may have to be postponed or redesigned. For classes that cannot be accommodated online, further information will be issued through our Faculties.

As we continue to navigate the challenges associated with COVID-19, we are actively planning for how we might teach in the Fall semester. We appreciate that many of our students, faculty and staff will have questions about teaching and learning as the year progresses.

We also understand this is a challenging time for faculty members, who may need to plan ahead for any changes in how they deliver their courses. We will provide updates as soon as we can. As a reminder, support and resources are available at https://keepteaching.ubc.ca/ and https://ctl.ok.ubc.ca/.

We will do our best to update you as the situation evolves. In the meantime, I would like to thank you, once again, for your patience and flexibility.

 

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

 

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posted by: EAsuncion April 17, 2020

 

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Remote Work Arrangements and on-campus research curtailment — extended to end of April

 

The situation regarding COVID-19 and the need for physical distancing has not yet eased, and is even more important now. In light of this, and continuing to follow guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, we will be extending the Remote Work Arrangements and on-campus research curtailment until the end of April.

This will be reassessed at the end of April, based on information about COVID-19, and in conjunction with our government and health stakeholders.

As a reminder, a series of FAQs have been developed to support you during this time:

Once again, we would like to thank you for your commitment to the university. We understand that COVID-19 is impacting you in many ways, and we appreciate your ongoing flexibility as we continue to navigate this challenging situation.

Marcia Buchholz
Interim Vice-President, Human Resources

Gail Murphy
Vice-President, Research & Innovation

 

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posted by: EAsuncion April 3, 2020

 

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COVID–19 — Status of summer terms

 

As you know, the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve with new developments on a daily basis. Many in our community are asking what the status of our summer terms will be in the light of these uncertain times.

To aid our students, faculty and staff as they plan, and in clear recognition that current mitigations may need to continue for an as yet undetermined period, I am announcing that Term 1 of Summer Session (running May 11 – June 18) at UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan and UBC Robson Square will be online. The Summer Session for Vantage One (Arts, Science and Engineering) programs will also be online.

Please note that online application is simply not available to all courses. In those instances, courses may have to be postponed or redesigned. For classes that cannot be accommodated online, we will be issuing further information through our Faculties. (Faculties and program areas will differ in their approaches to these courses.)

Planning is also underway for the possibility that Term 2 of Summer Session (July 6 – Aug. 13) may need to go online. We will update our community as soon as we determine the final status of the Term 2 of Summer Session.

UBC’s campuses will remain open where possible and university operations will continue as much as possible, per the guidance and directives of health agencies and UBC’s operational imperatives.

These past weeks have seen this university make enormous shifts in its academic delivery and its operations. I know this has added to the stress levels and workloads of all our students, faculty and staff.

I thank all of you for adapting to the challenges as they arise and for your commitment to our university and the wellbeing of our community. As a reminder, you can see the latest updates regarding COVID-19 and UBC’s response at https://www.ubc.ca. This situation will take time to resolve. There will no doubt be more challenges in the days and weeks ahead. We can and will work together to overcome those challenges.

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

 

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posted by: EAsuncion March 25, 2020

 

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Department of Anthropology staff and faculty continuing their work remotely.

March 19, 2020

 

Effective March 20, 2020, the Department of Anthropology will be closed to the public, with staff and faculty continuing their work remotely. Our staff team remains available by email, phone message, and for virtual appointments until further notice.  Contact information for our ANTH team can be found under the People”  section of our website.

 

If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please email us at anth.dept@ubc.ca.

 

We will continue to update our website, https://anth.ubc.ca/ with any further announcements or changes.

 

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

 

For information about UBC’s response to COVID-19 including FAQs, please click here.

 

The information in this link is intended to support UBC students, faculty and staff.  Some are specific to UBC and others are from provincial and federal agencies.

 

Let’s stay safe and connected to one another,

 

–  The Department of Anthropology

 

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posted by: EAsuncion March 19, 2020