COVID-19: Faculty of Education Updates: Safety Plans

January 5, 2021 | 10:39 am

UPDATED– Faculty of Education Safety Plan

The Faculty of Education has updated their Safety Plan to comply with Safety and Risk Services new terminology. The update also includes compliance with the University’s guidance and information regarding daily self-assessments.


December 15, 2020 | 2:26 pm

UPDATED– Education Library Safety Plan

The Education Library has updated their Safety Plan that allows for an increase in staffing in the Education Library to meet a growth in demand for materials as the academic year begins. This safety plan outlines processes and procedures that will allow for more than one library employee to work on-site at a time. The Education Library is not reopening to the public. The update includes compliance with the University’s guidance and information regarding daily self-assessments.


November 24, 2020 | 2:49 pm

UPDATED – UBC Teacher Education Office Safety Plan

An updated UBC Teacher Education Office Safety Plan is now available.

This plan pertains to all teacher candidates enrolled at UBC Vancouver, and includes those enrolled in the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), the Cariboo Field Centre, and the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) as well as those enrolled in the regular program.

Read the updated Safety Plan here.


November 13, 2020 | 9:43 am

UPDATED – UBC Teacher Education Office Safety Plan

An updated UBC Teacher Education Office Safety Plan is now available.

This plan pertains to all teacher candidates enrolled at UBC Vancouver, and includes those enrolled in the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), the Cariboo Field Centre, and the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) as well as those enrolled in the regular program.

Read the updated Safety Plan here.


November 12, 2020 | 9:31 am

APPROVED- Kinesiology Community Outreach programs Child Safety Plan

The School of Kinesiology’s Community Outreach programs supports research, and academic learning and teaching through experiential learning opportunities for students, as well as serve as the School’s primary community engagement program for a wide range of diverse communities, partners, families, and individuals across Vancouver. This child safety plan proposes a limited re-opening in a phased approach, starting with the Active Kids program and followed by the BodyWorks program (separate safety plan to be submitted).

Read the Kinesiology Community Outreach programs – Active Kids Child Safety Plan here.


November 12, 2020 | 9:25 am

UPDATED – Workspace Safety Plan

An updated Faculty of Education COVID-19 Workspace Safety Plan is now available.

Read the updated Workplace Safety Plan here.


October 26, 2020 | 2:38 pm

UPDATED – Workspace Safety Plan

An updated Faculty of Education COVID-19 Workspace Safety Plan is now available.

Read the updated Workplace Safety Plan here.


October 5, 2020 | 11:31 am

APPROVED – Education Library 

The UBC Library has developed an approved Safety Plan to establish a Materials Pick-Up Service, which allows UBC faculty, students, and staff to request up to 10 items per week (books, book chapters, print articles) and pick them up at Koerner Library.

The Education Library has created an intermediate Child Safety Plan that allows for an increase in staffing in the Education Library to meet a growth in demand for materials as the academic year begins. This safety plan outlines processes and procedures that will allow for more than one library employee to work on-site at a time. The Education Library is not reopening to the public.


September 30, 2020 | 12:31 pm

UPDATED – Psychological Services and Counselling Training Centre Safety Plan

An updated safety plan from the Psychological Services and Counselling Training Centre is now available. The addendum adds the UBC wide policy in which all students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear non-medical masks, when indoors on campus.

Read the updated safety plan here.


September 28, 2020 | 4:11 pm

Information regarding Okanagan School of Education’s Safety Plan.

Please read through the entire document, available here. Enter your name, email and check mark the box on page 8 to indicate you have been made aware of the plan. Send this page back to Kristin Schuppener as it will be kept on file.

Things to remember:


September 9, 2020 | 11:23 am

APPROVED – Protocols for Teacher Candidates during Field Experiences Child Plan

The UBC Teacher Education Office’s intermediate Child Safety Plan has been approved. The document provides guidelines for teacher candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program who will be teaching at public and independent school sites during practicum, field experiences and/or place-based learning events during the 2020/21 academic year.

This plan pertains to all teacher candidates enrolled at UBC Vancouver, and includes those enrolled in the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), the Cariboo Field Centre, and the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) as well as those enrolled in the regular program. Students enrolled in the Okanagan School of Education Teacher Education Program are not considered in this plan.


September 2, 2020 | 9:22 am

FOR YOUR INFORMATION – General Teaching Spaces – Management, FAQs and Safety Plan

The Infrastructure Development, Learning Spaces Team (LST) has provided a Safety Plan for General Teaching Space (GST) classrooms, which are spread across 43 buildings, managed centrally by LST , and shared across all Faculties.

This plan outlines the COVID-19 safety plan for all GTS rooms to support in-person academic teaching for Term 1 (Fall 2020) and any ad hoc bookings for academic, student and staff (summer camps, trainings, events, meetings, conferences) that are approved by Faculties. At the time of submission, the learning spaces in the Faculty of Education remain closed to in-person teaching, with the exception of Ponderosa Commons North Room 1008, for instructor live-streaming courses Tuesdays and Thursdays.


September 1, 2020 | 2:35 pm

APPROVED – Desktop Services, UBC IT Child Plan

Desktop Services/UBC Information Technology’s intermediate Child Safety Plan has been approved. It indicates that as some units and departments begin to return to UBC and other other UBC buildings/areas there has been an increase in need for on site visits. The plan emphasizes the need for central hubs for UBC IT to launch support from; incidents and requests will still be handled remotely as much as possible. In areas where pick-ups are deemed necessary, there will be designated areas for employees to leave equipment to reduce or remove face-to-face contact and maintain social distancing.


August 27, 2020 | 8:30 am

Working On-campus: Mandatory Training Courses

Faculty or staff working on-site in Neville Scarfe or Ponderosa Commons North are required to complete two mandatory, online training courses:

  1. Faculty of Education Safety Plan Compliance Course
  2. Preventing COVID-19 Infection in the Workplace

August 25, 2020 | 4:26 pm

APPROVED – PSCTC Child Plan

The Psychological Services and Counselling Training Centre’s (PSCTC) intermediate Child Safety Plan has been approved. It indicates that only students and faculty from the UBC community will enter the PSCTC,  including, SACP and CNPS students, Graduate Student GAAs, Supervising faculty/instructors, and starting in late October, UBC student clients (referrals from Access and Diversity or health services). Outside community members are not able to visit at this time.


August 12, 2020 | 2:52 pm

APPROVED – Faculty of Education Safety Parent Plan

The Faculty of Education’s safety plan has received Executive approval, and we will now begin the implementation of the plan. All personnel should wait for further instructions from their unit administrative manager before attempting to access the buildings. We invite all members of our Faculty of Education community to review the approved workplace safety plan.


August 6, 2020 | 11:25 am

Faculty of Education Draft Safety Plan

The Faculty of Education is contemplating a gradual and phased reopening of the Neville Scarfe Building and the Education spaces in Ponderosa Commons. More information about the process of developing the safety plan may be found on UBC’s Safety and Risk Services website.

We invite all members of our Faculty of Education community to review the draft workplace safety plan, which includes the draft signage and keyplans.


July 24, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Safety Plan Update

In my last bulletin, I mentioned that the Office of the Dean was working on a plan to allow limited, scheduled building access to faculty who wish to work in their campus offices. I am pleased to let you know that our Faculty of Education Safety Plan has been drafted and is in the process of being reviewed before being submitted to Safety and Risk Services (SRS) for approval. The Safety Plan will be posted on the Faculty’s COVID-19 page on Monday, July 28th. DNSO Communications will provide a link and related information, including a Qualtrics survey, in Monday’s edition of Education Update. I ask all of you—faculty, staff and students—to review the draft plan and provide feedback through the survey. Our goal is to submit the plan for approval by the end of next week.

As a reminder, before anyone can return to on-campus work, they will be required to complete an online training course. The mandatory module, Preventing COVID-19 Infection in the Workplace training is accessible through the Workplace Learning (WPL) platform. To complete the training you must enroll in the course after logging in with your CWL.


June 30, 2020 | 6:42 pm

Faculty of Education Research Resumption Plan

As you know, on-campus research was curtailed at UBC from March 24 by the Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) due to COVID-19 public health and safety concerns. Some of this chronology is reported here: https://research.ubc.ca/phased-resumption-campus-research-scholarship-and-creative-activities

In May, the Faculty of Education began to explore possibilities for research resumption. Our FoE Research Resumption Plan (RRP, Phase 1) was approved by VPRI and the President’s Office on June 26th. We invite all members of our Faculty of Education community to review the approved Research Resumption Plan (version 2.1).

Any subsequent plans and amendments/addenda can also be found on the Faculty’s Policies and Procedures web page: https://faculty-staff.educ.ubc.ca/policies-procedures/. The password to access the documents is FoE-RRP-COVID-19.