CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND UBC’S RESPONSE: For updates, FAQs and resources, visit For UBC Okanagan-specific updates, visit

Okanagan campus key information resources for students

UBC COVID-19 updates and FAQ

UBC Okanagan COVID-19 services and info

UBC Okanagan Health and Wellness
Note: Health & Wellness is currently experiencing a high volume of inquiries. Thank you for your patience as we implement a temporary enhanced triage process.

Visit University Centre UNC 337 or call 250 807 9270 to book an appointment or receive treatment by phone.

Public health information resources

Interior Health Authority

Public Health Agency of Canada

BC Centre for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Okanagan campus resources for faculty and staff

Topic/Keyword Department
or Unit
Contact Info
University-wide pandemic and continuity planning Campus Operations and Risk Management Tel: 250 807 8624
Health and Safety concerns Health, Safety and Environment E-mail:
HR-related concerns Human Resources Advisors Tel: 250 807 9839
Medical absence, accommodation concerns Workplace Reintegration and Accommodation Program Tel: 250 807 8893

DVC task force on pandemic planning

To provide information and guidance on infectious disease events and hazards that may pose a challenge to the university community, our campus has a taskforce on Infectious Disease and Pandemic Planning (IDAPP).

The task force is responsible for assisting critical service providers, administrative departments and academic programs in remaining operational during periods of increased absenteeism.

The task force membership is:

Department or Unit Role Representative
Office of the Provost and
Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan
– Co-Chair, IDAPP
– Academic continuity
Gord Binsted
Office of Campus Operations and Risk Management – Chair, IDAPP, Okanagan campus
– Link to IDIAC, Vancouver campus
– Pandemic plan
– Operational continuity
– Campus events
Shelley Kayfish
Office of Campus Operations and Risk Management – Secretary, IDAPP
– Triage campus specific inquiries
Natalie Ingram
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation – Research continuity Paul van Donkelaar
Southern Medical Program – Subject Matter Expert
Infection Control & Prevention
Dr. Sarah Brears
Office of the Deputy Registrar – Enrolment Services Fred Vogt
Human Resources – Tracking absenteeism
– Staff redeployment
– Accommodation
Gillian Henderson
Carleigh Benoit
Integrated Planning and Chief Budget – Financial tracking
– Supply chain solutions
Manon Harvey
Health, Safety and Environment – Health and Safety
– Responder protocols
– Right to refuse unsafe work
– Hazardous materials
Adrian Hingston
Facilities Management – Custodial Services
– Signage
– Regulatory
Jamie Armer
Students Housing and Hospitality Services – Residents
– Food Services
Shannon Dunn
Gary Hartung
Health and Wellness – Student Health
– Equity
– Link to IHA and contact tracing
Roger Wilson
University Relations – Communications Bud Mortenson
Go Global – Student safety abroad Dana Lowton
Centre for Teaching and Learning – Instructor support
– Remote teaching
Peter Newbury
UBC Students’ Union Okanagan – Student communications
– Students’ Union food services
Ali Poostizadeh
Lori Stevenson
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal – Communications and
government relations
Adam Schubel
UBC IT Okanagan – Remote technologies Todd Zimmerman
Anthony Knezevic


Please help us prevent the spread of colds/flu/viruses during this time — with regular hand washing, staying home when ill and helping to keep your work surfaces (desks, tables, and keyboards) clean.

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