The closure is required for UBC to install a new line for the Academic District Energy System, connecting buildings to the university’s new hot water energy network.
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Despite numerous assurances by the AMS, an investigation by The Ubyssey has revealed concerns about the legitimacy of the claim that the masks are Health Canada approved.
From March 11 to 17, the UBC neighbourhood recorded just three new cases of COVID-19, down from seven cases last week, however, these are just cases recorded on PCR tests.
Following a two-year pause to support COVID-19 safety measures, UBC is resuming its Zero Waste Foodware Strategy, requiring food outlets to charge a fee for single-use cups and bags.
Test positivity in the UBC community health area reached a record high of 56 per cent this week, surpassing the previous record of 43 per cent in mid-January.
At the UBC Senate meeting on November 17, President Santa Ono said UBC asked Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to open a symptomatic COVID-19 testing site on campus.
BCCDC data only includes people with a permanent address in the UBC community health area — the area west of Blanca — and does not include commuter students.
From November 2 to November 8, the UBC neighbourhood saw an average of one daily case per 100,000 residents, down slightly from two last week.
In the fourth week of in-person classes, COVID-19 case rates at UBC remain low, according to new data from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
Despite VCH’s potentially misleading data, Nancy McKenzie, chair of the BoG, said no one factor alone influenced their decision not to require vaccinations.
Armstrong was born and raised in Vancouver, so he said he understands the challenges of housing affordability. He said the Conservatives are ready to meet the challenge.
Starting Tuesday, community members will be able to participate in a rapid testing study led by the UBC School of Nursing.
UBC’s approach to reducing the risk of COVID-19 airborne transmission follows recommended principles but leaves questions if all classrooms are equally protected.
According to meeting minutes from a July 21 AMS executive committee meeting, UBC approached the student society about booking rapid testing space in the Nest, though no final decision was recorded.