Virtual Townhalls

Dean Rickey Yada is hosting Faculty and staff Townhalls to answer your questions during this time. Visit the LFS Community Meetings page for more information.
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COVID-19: Faculty and Staff update – update March 16 at 10:30 am

Message for all employees:

(sent on behalf of Dean Rickey Yada)

As a follow-up to the UBC Broadcast email sent on March 16 (see link), the university has announced it will start a three-week pilot of Remote Work Arrangements. The duration of the pilot will be reassessed based on new information about COVID-19 that would change the situation. This is in support of social distancing protocols as we navigate our response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
These Remote Work Arrangements will apply to LFS faculty, staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and student employees, wherever possible. Starting this week, those who are able to work from home should do so, in conjunction with job appropriateness and in discussion with their manager, research lead, or principal investigator. For those unable to work remotely or who are considered technical or essential on campus, they may need to come to their normal place of work.
For employees who want to telecommute, please speak to your supervisor(s) to make arrangements as they will make the decision and will need to track who is working from home and any equipment loaned out. We encourage everyone working remotely to complete the Privacy Information & Security – Fundamentals Parts 1 and 2 as it is a mandatory training ( and upload them to our online Training Record Management System ( 

Supervisors should log this information in the provided spreadsheet and send to the Dean’s Office (  
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For updates on the UBC response to COVID-19, please continue to monitor this website:
Please stay safe as this is an unprecedented situation, and remember to reach out if you need to speak to someone.