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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND UBC’S RESPONSE: Find the latest updates and resources from the University.
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Please visit covid19.ubc.ca for the most up-to-date and authoritative source of information about the University’s response to COVID-19.
Emergency bursaries and other financial supports are available to all UBC students who are experiencing urgent or unexpected financial need as a direct result of COVID-19.
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Access UBC resources to help you transition from in-person classes and exams to online.
Find out how COVID-19 impacts immigration, work eligibility, and health insurance for international students.
You might have questions around how COVID-19 affects your scholarship, bursary or summer tuition.
Many UBC student services are now offering their services online or over the phone instead of in-person. Find out how to access them.
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Explore updates and find out if you’re eligible for resources from the Government of Canada, Government of BC and the City of Vancouver.
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BC Emergency Benefit for Workers ($1000)
Canadian Emergency Response Benefit ($2000)
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Canadian Student Grants announcement
International students working in essential services
Student Work Placement Program
Canadian Emergency Student Benefit ($1250 - $1750)
Student loan repayment suspended
BC Access grant
Open access to online textbooks
UBC Vancouver Student Housing FAQ
Support for Renters and Landlords
Customer Assistance Program for BC Hydro customers
Customer Crisis Fund for BC Hydro customers
UBC AMS food bank
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
BC Food Banks
See updates about your U-Pass
UBC parking fees in effect
Monthly transit pass subsidy
BC virtual mental health supports
Government of Canada’s mental health supports
Extended supports update for youth in care
Support for former youth in care
Update on filing tax returns
Last updated on June 25, 2020 @ 8:30 am PDT
If you’re facing financial hardship or have questions around your finances during the COVID-19 outbreak, speak to an Enrolment Services Advisor.
Student facing urgent financial concerns can speak with an Enrolment Services Advisor. ES Advisors are here to help you manage your individual situation and explore options for short-term critical financial assistance due to COVID-19.
Enrolment Services will consider each request based on your situation and demonstrated financial need.
The emergency bursary can help students manage basic immediate needs. It will not be able to cover previous debt obligations (e.g., credit card payments) or non-essential expenses (e.g., gym membership).
Circumstances that we may be able to help with:
Examples of expenses we cannot directly help with:
If you have questions around how COVID-19 impacts your awards, loans, or tuition, read the FAQ.
Find the contact information for your ES Advisor in the “UBC Contacts” section under “Personal Information” in your Student Services Centre.
Please call 604 822 9836 to speak with an ES Advisor or submit your concern online at askme.ubc.ca.
See additional COVID-19 updates for graduate students.
If you’re in a professional program such as Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, and Law, you can call 604 822 9836 to speak with an ES Advisor or submit your concern online at askme.ubc.ca.
If you don't have an Enrolment Services Advisor, call 604 822 9836 or submit your question at askme.ubc.ca.
All UBC Health & Wellbeing services are still available online, on-campus, or by phone. You can also connect with resources to get active at home or manage your stress and anxiety.
Reach out for help if you or someone else is in danger, or at risk of harming yourself or others.
Online group counselling programs are available for you during the COVID-19 outbreak. You do not need a referral to join any of the programs.
Student Health Services is open and operating regular hours, but you must call 604 822 7011 to book an appointment.
All Counselling Services appointments are now being offered by phone. Please call 604 822 3811 to schedule a phone appointment. You can also book phone, video, or e-counselling with Empower Me, free for UBC students.
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UBC Recreation offers ways to thrive from the comfort of your own space. Drop in to virtual fitness classes, see tips for exercises, and more.
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You may be developing feelings of fear, stress, worry and isolation—these feelings are natural when facing threats that are beyond our control. Everyone reacts differently to these feelings, which can be overwhelming for some.
It is important to understand that if you need help in coping with these feelings, there are resources available. Find articles and resources that will guide you in managing your mental health during this time.