UBCO postpones personal learning for second time – Kelowna News

The University of British Columbia Okanagan has decided to postpone the return to face-to-face classroom research until February 7.

A online statement from UBC That was announced on Wednesday.

“As we enter 2022, we know that the Omicron variant is a concern for many in our community. Today, we confirm that UBC has made the decision to continue delivering the majority of programs online until February 7.”

It was originally planned that UBCO would go back to personal learning on January 24, with personal learning continuing for some programs.

“We understand that students, faculty and staff need timely information for planning, especially those who may be traveling internationally,” said Lesley Cormack, Deputy Vice Chancellor, UBC Okanagan.

Cormack says the decision was made in consultation with the deans of both campuses, academic heads and directors, student leaders, union groups and associations. The different faculties and academic units will provide details on specific programs and courses.

“We will continue to assess the situation from the perspective of our students, faculty and staff, and in the week of January 24, we will provide a further update on our full return to personal teaching and learning,” Cormack said.

UBCO advises students to prepare to be on campus in early February so that they are ready for the start of personal teaching and learning. During this period, the campus will remain open, including student housing, student services, and all libraries and student services will remain available online.

All UBCO managers and supervisors are encouraged to be flexible and work remotely where possible.

“If you study or work on campus, thank you for supporting the protocols and measures to protect yourself and others,” Cormack says.

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