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 remotely following UBC guidelines for physical distancing measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

No in-person appointments or meetings will be available during this time, but all services are continuing as usual.

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 help students prepare for on-campus resumption for the 2021 winter terms at UBCO.

We know you have experienced a lot of uncertainty this past year due to COVID-19. Right now, you’re likely wondering what your UBC classes will look like in September 2021.

At this time, Winter Session Term 1 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 fall

Read the UBC Increased on-campus activity for the 2021/22 Winter Session message.

UBC is working hard to plan for September. Your health and wellbeing are still our top priority, and you can be confident that we will continue to put your safety first.

Check our UBC Admissions Blog regularly for the most up-to-date information about on-campus activities in September 2021.

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 and Building Access

Although the Okanagan campus remains open, operations and activities are modified, for a full list of spaces and building access hours, visit

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.


CCS Building Access and Opening Hours

There will be limited access to studios and labs with new protocols including an online training course and booking system. See below for information.

Students will be able to enter the CCS building, but will not have SALTO access to studio spaces. Those spaces will be opened daily (Mon-Fri, 9am to 8:30pm) by the studio technicians ONLY if the space has been pre-booked by a student. Please note this access is very limited over the summer months.

WorkSafe BC and UBC are requiring that all students, faculty and staff attending campus, now need to confirm that they have completed a self-assessment for symptoms of COVID-19 every day before arriving.

Once you have completed the self-assessment, you will need to confirm by filling out this simple form, which can be accessed on that link OR via a QR code that is posted on the outside of the doors to the CCS building to the foyer and on the doors on the second floor stairs (see poster below).

To sum it up, if you plan on attending campus and using FCCS facilities, prior to arriving:

  1. Complete the self-assessment
  2. Fill out the confirmation form

Thank you for your compliance with these added protocols during this time. Stay safe!



In order to follow the recommendations of local health officials and to comply with WorkSafe BC regulations, new policies have been implemented to ensure students can continue to work safely in respect to COVID-19.

Any student, staff or faculty member that would like to book studio space in the CCS building must complete this FCCS COVID-19 Badge Course and sign up for the Gearspace Booking System in order to book studio space and gear needed for coursework.

Students must be registered in a course in FCCS where the use of studio space or equipment is needed for your class project.

NOTE: You must use your CWL to login. Canvas works best on a desktop computer or with the CANVAS app on a mobile device.

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)