COVID–19 — Santa Ono’s address to the community (Apr. 24)

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As we continue to respond to the impact of COVID-19, I would like to share my regular update on UBC’s response – including stories of how our community is coming together.

I always value this opportunity to not only share the latest updates, but also to shine a light on our faculty, staff and students, many of whom are doing incredible work during this challenging time.

This week I am highlighting the federal government’s $9 billion student aid package, which I’m sure has been welcome news to many of our students. I also pay tribute to UBC’s faculty and staff and discuss contingency planning for the Fall term.

You will find my update, in both video and text format, at As in previous weeks, I am also pleased to close with a UBC musical performance in support of #SongsofComfort.

As we adjust to this new way of living, I want to encourage you to explore your own artistic and creative sides. Whether you play a musical instrument or not, being creative can support our wellbeing, and the wellbeing of those we love.

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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