COVID-19 Coronavirus Information for Extended Learning Students and Subscribers

An important update about our response to COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to cause concern, both within Canada and across the world.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the risk as low for Canada, and UBC does not currently have any confirmed cases amongst our faculty, staff or students. 

However, we recognize that events are evolving rapidly, and you may have questions and concerns in regard to UBC Extended Learning classes. Any decision on how we deliver classes will be made with expert guidance from the provincial health officer and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. To date, our healthcare partners have not indicated the need to alter our campus operations in Vancouver.

We are asking UBC Extended Learning students to follow the health authorities’ guidelines on how to limit the transmission of the coronavirus: stay home when you are sick, wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and avoid others who are unwell.

To keep the community informed about the virus, UBC is posting information here. This page is being updated regularly following advice and guidance from provincial health agencies. Although the page is primarily intended for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, it has lots of useful information, including how UBC is responding to this evolving issue. We recommend you bookmark this page and check it regularly.

In the coming days, we will be emailing our students who are enrolled in courses that meet in-person with information specific to their courses and programs. Fully online courses and programs remain unaffected.

We appreciate these are concerning times for all of us. I wish to reassure you our first priority at the University and UBC Extended Learning is the health and wellbeing of its students, instructors and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at or contact Student Services at 604 822 1444, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.


Larry Bouthillier
Executive Director
UBC Extended Learning 

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 16:30