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UBCO Life is a newsletter delivered twice per month to continuing undergraduate students, featuring academic and social events, upcoming deadlines, university news, and other issues relevant to student life and success at UBC Okanagan.

Apr 4, 2020

In this issue:

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UBCO student resources during
the COVID-19 outbreak

The University of British Columbia, including the Okanagan campus, is responding to the spread of COVID-19 virus. Here are some of the resources available to you during this challenging time.

Student resources and frequently asked questions

Visit for the most up-to-date and authoritative source of information about the University’s response to COVID-19.

For student-specific information and FAQs, visit

For a list of resources available to students at UBC Okanagan during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit:

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Taking care of your personal health and wellbeing is more important than ever. Explore resources to keep yourself mentally and physically healthy. See Maintaining Mental Health & Wellbeing

Okanagan campus service updates

Although the Okanagan campus remains open, operations and activities are modified. There is limited access to facilities and most services have been modified. Visit

Information for international students

Find out how COVID-19 impacts immigration, work eligibility, and health insurance for international students at


UBCO health clinic updates

The health clinic at Health and Wellness remains open during the month of April. Most appointments are being completed through telephone and virtual appointments.

It is expected that over the new few months, local walk-in clinics and hospital emergency units will have limited capacity.

If you are on medications that may require review over the spring and summer months—particularly those prescribed by the UBCO clinic physician—we encourage you to speak with the health clinic now about reviewing medications over the spring and summer months.

As always, counsellors are available through virtual and telephone appointments.

Please call us at 250 807 9270 to arrange an appointment with the nurse, counsellor or physician.

Learn more


Let’s be social… online!
International student virtual community

Join our virtual community! Let’s work together as we navigate the changes in the world today. Stay connected to other international students. Let’s build our own virtual community.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 – 3:30 p.m. (starting Tuesday, April 7)

Please email if you have any questions.

Register here

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Online career and student experience programming

UBCO Career Services and the Student Experience Office are here to support you while we practice physical distancing:

If you are seeking work, we are available to review resumes, cover letters, or LinkedIn profiles.

  • Virtual resume reviews are up and running! Drop in with a Career Peer Mentor: Mondays 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Career Peer Mentors are available for appointments
    Wednesdays and Fridays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Finding you have some extra time to dedicate to networking? Join the UBC Hub at Ten Thousand Coffees to connect with alumni and other students: join here

Questions about upcoming career programming? Email:

Stay in the loop on upcoming virtual student programming by following @ubcostudents on Instagram!

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Student Evaluations of Teaching Open Forum – Attend Virtually!

The cross-campus working group on Student Evaluations of Teaching is hosting an open forum on student evaluations of teaching on April 6 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Zoom.

This event is open to all UBC students, staff and faculty, and will begin with a summary of the group’s work over the past year, including recommendations the working group will be making to Senates at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan about student evaluations of teaching. Then we will open the floor for questions, comments, and broader discussion.

Join Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 414 773 790

BC Transit

BC Transit service updates


BC Transit will be implementing summer level of service in the transit system starting Sunday, April 5. The changes will include:

  • Service reductions and schedule changes on various routes that reflect summer service
  • Discontinuation of routes 4 Pandosy/UBCO Express and 13 Quail Ridge for the summer
  • Schedule change route 97 Okanagan and 23 Lake Country to improve on-time performance

To find out more about changes to specific trips, preview schedules at

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Coping with current events: anxiety and stress

It’s a difficult time around the world for people learning to cope with a very different reality. The Canadian Mental Health Association has put together a brief, helpful online course to help people learn how to cope with stress and anxiety in the time of COVID.

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