News and Press

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:00

As you may be aware, China and other countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the spread of a newly detected Coronavirus.

At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with the virus as “low for Canada and for Canadian travelers”. Although the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed BC’s first presumptive case today, we have no reports of any Coronavirus illness among our students, faculty or staff.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:45

Larry Bouthillier has been appointed Executive Director, UBC Extended Learning (ExL) effective February 1, 2020.

Currently Senior Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at Brown University, Larry is responsible for the planning, design and development of digital learning initiatives, programs and products, and leads the Online Innovation Team.

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 13:00

After many months of review, we have made the difficult decision to close the Centre for Cultural Planning and Development, and discontinue the associated UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning, effective August 31, 2019. Student enrolments required to sustain a program of this kind have been falling short for some time.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 13:45

Simon Bates, Associate-Provost, Teaching and Learning at UBC, and Interim Executive Director of Extended Learning, spoke to Maclean’s about digital learning in universities.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 14:00

One-on-One, an ongoing series that gets behind the scenes with senior leadership at UBC, recently spoke with Simon Bates, UBC's Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Interim Executive Director, Extended Learning. In this interview, Simon talks humility, humour and hooves, and shares the most important lesson he’s learned in his career.

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