COVID-19 Resources

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND UBC’S RESPONSE: For updates, FAQs and resources, visit For UBC Okanagan-specific updates, visit

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Faculty and Administrative teams are continuing to work following UBC guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions, email and we will direct your inquiry to the appropriate person.

Keep up to date with communications from FCCS on our Creative and Critical Studies Communications canvas shell.

Information for Students

We have provided some links below to keep students up to date on the protocols for 2021 winter terms at UBCO.

At this time, Winter Session Terms 1 and 2 will be one of transition, with a mixture of on campus and online course delivery.

See below for some helpful information and links.

Stay up to date on UBC’s plans for the academic year

Read the UBC Planning for 2021-22 Term 2 Winter Session message.

Classes will begin as scheduled on January 4 or 10 (depending on the program), with the majority of instruction provided online until January 24. During this period, some courses, including those with clinical or other experiential, performance or studio components will continue in-person with appropriate safety protocols in place.

Your health and wellbeing are still our top priority, and you can be confident that we will continue to put your safety first.

UBC is requiring COVID-19 rapid testing for all students faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

UBC students, faculty and staff are asked to complete the Vaccination Status Declaration available at:

Courses Taught in FCCS

FCCS courses and descriptions to be taught in the 2020-2021 academic year listed  by subject.

Courses Taught in FCCS

Course Scheduling Resource

Resource to help you navigate the course scheduling system and find info on course delivery options.

Course Scheduling Resource

Student supports

This web site provides students a single place to easily locate available student supports and resources.

Student Supports

Campus Return Plan FAQ

A list of Frequently Asked Questions created to help students plan for your return to campus.

Campus Return Plan FAQ’s

on-campus resumption

This web page provides resources related to COVID-19 and on-campus resumption including advising and finance info.

COVID-19 Resources

International Student Guide

Resources for international students planning their return to campus travel and self-isolation information.

International Student Guide

Keep Learning

Resources to help students set up and learn effectively online and get support in this new context.

Keep Learning

Student Learning Hub

Undergraduate learning supports including, writing tutoring, online learning coaches and tech support.

Student Learning Hub

Remote Access to Computer Labs

Students will be able to have remote access to public workstations and specific labs pre-configured with computer software required to complete course work.

Remote Access to Computer Labs

Learning Commons

Learning and Academic Support resources for students, such as Canvas, Collaborate Ultra, or Zoom.

Learning Commons


Peer mentors are seasoned, upper year students and the first point of connection for new to UBC students.


Student Resources

Services and resources to ensure students have access to the services they need, including information on academic concessions, academic planning and campus resources.

FCCS Student Resources

Campus Operations

Please note the university requires the use of non-medical masks in all common areas on campus. View the communication here.

Study Space on Campus

UBC Okanagan offers bookable spaces in The Commons and EME buildings. Before booking, you must be aware of and follow all policies related to COVID-19 protocols.


Preventing COVID-19 Infection in the Workplace (UBCO)

This course details the initiatives that the University is undertaking to prevent COVID-19 infection in the workplace and outlines how you can contribute.

Preventing COVID-19 Infection Course


We have created an online resource for all faculty with various links, resources and means of support for teaching remotely. (login required)