Andrew Szeri (Provost and Vice-President, Academic), Andrew Simpson (Vice-President, Finance and Operations), Lisa Castle (Vice-President, Human Resources) and Cynthia Mathieson (Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, UBC Okanagan) have issued a bulletin regarding how the UBC community can prepare for extreme/winter weather.
As per Policy 68, if UBC is subject to extreme winter weather conditions, the university may decide to cancel classes or exams and curtail non-essential services.
The following web pages are the official source for snow closure information:
We recommend that you bookmark the relevant page and visit it in the event of extreme weather to learn if classes or exams are cancelled or non-essential services are curtailed on your campus.
Preparing faculty and staff in your department/unit for extreme weather:
- We recommend you determine if you have “essential” positions within your department/unit that would be required to attend at the campus during extreme weather, and ensure that the staff in those roles are aware of their responsibilities. For questions, or help in determining essential service levels, contact your HR Advisor.
- You are requested to review your department/unit’s snow procedures, make any necessary updates, and share with all faculty and staff in your department/unit.
- Please ensure that those in your department/unit know what to do if extreme weather prevents them from getting to campus, and campus remains fully operational. For questions regarding policy in this scenario, contact your HR Advisor.
Read the rest of the bulletin at http://faculty-staff.ubc.ca/2017/11/23/preparing-for-extreme-weather-at-ubc/.