Department COVID-19 Update: March 17

To the AHVA Community:

Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 outbreak, AHVA facilities will be closing with our staff and faculty working remotely where possible by the end of the week: March 20, 2020. This is in addition to classes moving to online instruction. We intend to do our part to minimize transmission in the community by limiting close contact with others.

In addition, in accordance with a recommendation from Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health; the department is cancelling on-campus events scheduled through April.

Event updates:

Joseph Koerner screening and lecture — postponed
Art History Graduate Symposium Exhibition — closed
MA Roundtables — cancelled
PhD Roundtables — postponed until fall
Art History Undergraduate Symposium — cancelled
Undergraduate Visual Art Graduating Exhibition — cancelled
Internal department meetings — alternate online arrangements with updates to come

Facilities that will be closed until further notice:

Audain Art Centre — AHVA Gallery, BFA Studios, Print Media Research Centre
B.C. Binning Studios — AHVA Cage, AHVA Darkroom, AHVA Photo Facilities
Dorothy Somerset Studios — AHVA Workshop, Drawing and Sculpture Studios
Frederic Lasserre Building — Administrative offices, Visual Resources Centre

For information on how UBC continues to monitor the development of the situation, including resources go here: https://www.ubc.ca/campus-notifications

Our staff and faculty are available via email as the department continues regular operations while we transition to remote work.

Please stay safe and continue to enjoy art!