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UBC President’s Pandemic
Recovery Initiative

Help provide emergency relief for UBC students and accelerate research

As a world-leading research university with a deep commitment to our students, we find ourselves in a position of strength to meet the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

UBC is responding to the situation by creating the UBC President’s Pandemic Recovery Initiative, which encompasses funds to provide emergency relief for students and accelerate advanced research. Many students continue to face financial difficulties that they could never have anticipated. Students, like many others, are looking at situations such as loss of part-time jobs, adjusting home resources to accommodate online learning, and unplanned trips home. Earlier in April, UBC’s student societies (AMS, UBCSUO & GSS) recognized the immense need and committed $2million to this fund. But, the need continues to grow.

These student emergency funds are available to both domestic and international students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As students deal with this complex situation, you can relieve them of financial pressures and help them better cope with adversity—now and in the future.

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Provide emergency relief for students

Many students continue to face financial difficulties that they could never have anticipated. Students, like many others, are looking at situations such as loss of part-time jobs, adjusting home resources to accommodate online learning, and unplanned trips home. In April 2020, UBC’s student societies (AMS, UBCSUO & GSS) recognized the immense need and committed $2million to this fund. But, the need continues to grow.

These student emergency funds are available to both domestic and international students at the undergraduate and graduate level. As students deal with this complex situation, you can relieve them of financial pressures and help them better cope with adversity — now and in the future.

SUPPORT STUDENTS

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Help accelerate research

As new variants of the novel coronavirus continue to sweep the globe, UBC is mobilizing its best minds and connecting with partners to develop treatments, prevent COVID-19’s spread, and gain a deeper understanding of the virus’ immediate and long-term impacts.

To accelerate urgently needed breakthroughs in the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, UBC has created 2 funds that will allow for quick identification and investment in high-impact research that will accelerate the race to find treatments, predict and mitigate further outbreaks, prepare for similar future emergencies, and address the complex economic, societal, and environmental effects of the pandemic. Today, researchers are working against the clock to answer questions like: How is the pandemic affecting mental health? How can people safely go back to work? What is the environmental impact of reduced human activity?

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Help provide emergency relief for UBC students

We are all feeling the effects of COVID-19 in our communities. UBC students are doing their part to flatten the curve, and this has meant quickly adapting to new learning realities and financial circumstances. The impact has been significant and immediate.

Accelerate research

As new variants of the novel coronavirus continue to sweep the globe, UBC is mobilizing its best minds and connecting with partners to develop treatments, prevent COVID-19’s spread, and gain a deeper understanding of the virus’ immediate and long-term impacts. You can help provide life-saving, society-wide support during these uncertain times.

Related faculty specific funds

While the university has set forward its priorities for the UBC President’s Pandemic Recovery Initiative, some faculties have additional funds that are available to support their students.

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