July 27, 2021

Updated: July 27, 2021

COVID-19 response

As UBC continues to navigate the situation regarding COVID-19 and to take direction from the BC Provincial Government, we encourage you to visit for the latest updates regarding COVID-19 and UBC’s response.


Is PWIAS open?
The Institute’s programs are critical in bridging the activities of many faculties and departments across UBC. As the University plans for a resumption of on-campus activities, PWIAS is planning a gradual re-opening of the PWIAS facilities. We will also be evaluating and planning for the future.

PWIAS is currently open with restricted access to the Institute’s Wall Scholars and Staff. PWIAS staff and faculty are working a partly remote schedule.

The PWIAS office remains closed to visitors and public at this time. We are working towards resuming other on-site programming and workshops later this Fall.

Are people required to wear masks at the Institute?

Non-medical masks must be worn in shared indoor spaces.

What safety measures are in place?

Mandatory training: Prior to coming to PWIAS all faculty and staff working at PWIAS must complete the mandatory online training module UBC Go Forward COVID-19 Safety Planning.

Daily health self-assessments: A daily self-health assessment is required before attending PWIAS.

Stay home if you are sick: If you feel sick stay home use the Thrive Health self-assessment tool for guidance. Follow the advice from Public Health.

Signage: Please follow all signage in the building and adhere to staff directions.

International Travel: Anyone who has travelled internationally may only return to UBC Premises after complying with all Canadian border entry and quarantine and testing requirements, in force at the time of entry. Additional information is available here.

UBC Campus Rules: PWIAS faculty and staff must adhere to the UBC Campus Rules.

Does PWIAS have a Safety plan?

UBC COVID-19 Safety Plans are applicable UBC-wide. The following UBC Safety Plans apply to PWIAS at this time:

If you have questions about PWIAS Safety Plans please contact: