COVID–19 — Santa Ono’s address to the community

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I promised to communicate on a regular basis regarding UBC’s response to COVID-19.

In my latest update, I discuss the extension of the on-campus research curtailment and Remote Work Arrangements, supports for both domestic and international students, and the important work that UBC researchers are doing with regard to COVID-19. There’s also a musical treat at the end of the video.

You will find my update, in both video and text format, at

For the latest updates regarding COVID-19 and UBC’s response, I encourage you to visit

Thank you for your patience, your understanding and your empathy as we navigate this challenging time. Together, we will get through this.

Stay safe.

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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