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To ensure persons in all AERL workspaces remain as safe as possible, it is required that all persons follow the COVID-19 Campus Rules. IRES must operate under the AERL building Safety Plan.
Per the rules above and an August 25, 2021 mandate by the Provincial Health Officer, MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN COMMON SPACES at UBC to prevent COVID-19 transmission. Most UBC courses are online-only until February 7, 2022. Anyone entering the AERL building is required to
1- complete the COVID-19 Safety Planning Training mandatory online module,
2- complete a daily self-assessment for symptoms of COVID-19,
3- AND to fill out the sign-in sheet at the 4th floor elevator every time you enter or exit.
With exemptions provided for those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, UBC requires COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff. UBC has implemented a process for confidential self-disclosure of vaccination status here. Click the button below to register for your vaccine if you have not already done so.
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IRES faculty members Dr. Mark Johnson, Dr. Jiaying Zhao and Dr. Leila Harris are 2021 Killam Scholars

Please join us in congratulating our faculty for their outstanding contributions to mentoring and research! Dr. Leila Harris was recognized with the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. A Professor in Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Dr. Harris exemplifies a uniquely empowering and inclusive mentorship style […]

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