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COVID-19 and UBC's response

Learn more about UBC's COVID-19 response and campus return plan. Stay up-to-date with UBC Science's plans.

Applying for Alternate Format Assessments for Online Courses

For many online Science courses in 2021 winter session, students are expected to complete major assessments (e.g. midterm, final exam/assignment) in-person. There may be circumstances under which a student is prevented from coming to campus to complete these assessments. In this case, you must apply for an alternate format exam. Students in the local Vancouver area will generally not be eligible for this academic concession for reasons related to distance to campus.

International Student Survey - August 2021

If you're an international BSc or BCS student who has registered for courses in the 2021 Winter Session, you will receive a request on August 7 to complete a survey to help us plan for your return to Canada and to in-person studies. This survey has gone out to most undergraduate international students at UBC and you can see an example of the email below.

It is essential that you complete the survey so that we can get a sense of your plans for arrival/return and what challenges you’re anticipating that you may encounter. 

How to Change Your Specialization

During your degree, you might find that the specialization you are in is no longer the one that you want. There are a variety of reasons why you might explore switching your specialization – maybe you’ve changed your mind about the scientific discipline you want to study or you didn’t get into your first choice when you applied in second year. Whatever the reason, switching specializations takes some research and planning. 

Science Alumni Profile: Iyad - Integrated Sciences, '14

UBC Science alumni have gone on to build meaningful and fulfilling careers in sectors around the world. Our conversations with alumni have told us that your journey through Science and beyond isn’t a linear path but a complex navigation of right and left turns, and even some dead-ends, that will eventually lead you to where you're meant to be.

Our Science Alumni Spotlight Series will show you the breadth of career paths that UBC Science alumni have pursued, and offer a fresh perspective on new opportunities to discover.

A Letter to Students Regarding Academic Integrity

As you know, we have all had to adapt to new teaching and learning practices in the face of a global health pandemic.  We recognize that this has created significant challenges, both for students and instructors, as we navigate uncharted terrain and explore new approaches to remain digitally connected. Over the past few months, instructors at UBC Science have put enormous effort into developing virtual resources so that we can continue providing you with a world-class science education. We remain firmly committed to this educational mission.

Students in Honours specializations - 20W

Honours candidates who register for courses in both terms for the Winter Session are required to complete at least 30 academic credits. For the 2020 Winter Session (only), some students pursuing an Honours specialization may find it helpful to undertake 27 credits of coursework rather than the usual required Honours course load while adjusting to online learning. All other Honours requirements remain unchanged per the information in the Academic Calendar.