Updated March 25, 2020
We are here to support you through to completion of your programs as you may have previously scheduled and to ensure you have some academic continuity. Most of our in-person offerings scheduled at UBC Robson Square, to begin before June 18, will be replaced with virtual online offerings.
All our regular 100% online courses in Project Management, Change Management and Business Analysis will continue to run as scheduled.
Updated March 16, 2020
The health and safety of our people: students, instructors, and staff, is our highest priority. In light of growing concerns regarding COVID-19, effective immediately UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies (CBS) will be moving the majority of our UBC Robson Square face-to-face courses starting before April 30th to an online delivery format. Some of our face-to-face courses will be postponed to a future start date. Our 100% online courses in Business Analysis, Change Management and Project Management will continue to operate as normal. Our goal is to continue to meet your educational objectives and professional development goals, while minimizing any disruption to your schedule. We will be contacting you individually with further information regarding your March to April 2020 course(s).
We will continue to monitor new developments and updates from the Office of the Provincial Medical Health Officer, the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health. Please check the ubc.ca website for updates.
Thank you for your cooperation and support during this time of uncertainty. If you have any questions or concerns about your educational needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies
Frequently Asked Questions
Most of our in-person courses will be delivered via virtual online delivery, for the spring term. The following spring courses starting before June 18, 2020 will be offered in a virtual online format:
MCAT Test Preparation - Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
MCAT Test Preparation - Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
MCAT Test Preparation - Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
MCAT Test Preparation - Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
100% Online delivery is mainly asynchronous learning meaning most of the work is done independently and not based on a set schedule, although in some courses you will have group work for assignments that is scheduled between you and your teammates via a collaboration software of your choice. Your online curriculum, may consist of written & video lectures, case studies, interactive elements, resource lists, research papers, and other materials, all delivered through an online learning management system called Moodle. These classes are guided by an online instructor who is essentially your online coach. They are there to engage you in the learning, provide feedback on your assignments/projects and communicate via the discussion forums, email and sometimes live webinars or office hours (virtual) sessions throughout the course’s duration. Live webinars are not mandatory in the 100% online delivery and you can watch the recording later if you can not be online at the set time.
Virtual Online delivery means that courses are delivered in a combined virtual (synchronous) and online (asynchronous) learning formats. This includes live virtual, synchronous learning that happens via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, a real-time video conferencing and collaboration tool that lets you add files, share applications, use a virtual whiteboard, as well as have breakout group discussion and exchanges. Virtual delivery happens in real-time with your instructor online at a pre-scheduled class time that can often run between 9am – 5pm or 6:30 – 9:30pm depending what is scheduled for your classes. There will also be components of an online delivery (asynchronous learning) with course content and assessment (if applicable), similar to the 100% online format, delivered via Moodle.