UBC has policies and offers guidance on staffing for essential and non-essential services during extreme weather that may curtail access to the campus and/or lead to the cancellation of classes or services.
Extreme weather at UBC's campuses
On occasion, extreme weather events may disrupt access to our campuses in Vancouver or Kelowna. UBC continues to provide services and operations during these periods, but may operate at a reduced level.
The university’s official policy is the Disruption of Classes/Services by Snow Policy: the Snow Policy (SC5) (pdf, formerly Policy #68).
Essential and non-essential services
Administrative heads of unit must consider which services are essential. Essential services in the context of extreme weather conditions are those services that are needed to ensure the safety, security, welfare, and health of the community, property, and research and certain operational activities of the university.
Once a manager has determined what the essential work is, they must determine which positions and staff are needed to do this work. Specific questions should be directed to UBC's human resources advisory services.