It’s the start of the school year but the midway point of Canada’s federal election season. With flurries of figures, numbers and claims flooding our news feeds, it can be hard to verify what candidates are saying.
“We hope to help people learn more about the science behind vaccines to make better decisions for their own health.”
Hasan, who is a second-year chemical engineering student, told The Ubyssey that the Faculty of Engineering has removed any online options for all classes above second-year.
UBC has among the fewest COVID-19 cases in the province, according to the latest update to the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) COVID-19 dashboard.
The latest COVID-19 dashboard update has reported a daily average of eight new cases per 100,000 UBC area residents between August 6 and August 12, with a testing positivity rate of three per cent.
COVID-19 cases are decreasing once again at UBC after a brief spike last week.
The rate of new cases in the UBC area reached 13 cases per 100,000 residents between July 23 and 29, up from just one case per 100,000 residents as of the previous update.
As COVID-19 cases surge elsewhere in BC, the prevalence of the virus remains low at UBC.
The university expects that a majority of students will have received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by September, but there have been calls to ensure this is the case via a vaccine mandate.
The spread of COVID-19 at UBC has flatlined once again after the university and its surrounding neighbourhood produced no new cases of the disease between July 6 and July 12.
This number is small considering the hundreds of honorary degrees that have been awarded since the 1920s, but the group of 32 includes many significant names.
The BCCDC detected just one active case of the disease per 100,000 residents on UBC’s Vancouver campus and its surrounding area between June 25 and July 1.
The nearby neighbourhoods of West Point Grey and Dunbar also did not record any new cases per capita in the past week, while Shaughnessy reported just one.
The data was released July 16 via the BCCDC’s regional COVID-19 dashboard and is composed of data from June 8 to June 14.
As COVID-19 numbers fall across the province, UBC and its surrounding neighbourhood saw a per capita case rate of zero instances per 100,000 residents between June 1 and June 7.