Health and Safety

AHVA has an active and dedicated Local Safety Team that meets monthly. Notices and signage regarding Emergency Procedures are prominently displayed throughout AHVA workspaces, studios, offices, etc., detailing what to do and who to call in the event of an emergency or workplace accident requiring First Aid.

2021 / 2022 Local Safety Team Members
Employer Representatives: Jeremy Jaud, Andrea Tuele
Worker Representatives: Rob Bos, Tracy Chiu, Ian Craig, Dan Starling, Andrew Keech, Rémi Castonguay

Please bring forward any safety concerns you may have to your supervisor, instructor, or an area staff member. Safety concerns should also be reported to Andrea Tuele and Jeremy Jaud.

COVID-19 Campus Rules

The COVID-19 Campus Rules and UBC Guidance Documents are framed around Step 3 of the BC Restart plan, and will extend until the start of step 4 at the direction of the Public Health Office.

  • Daily health self-assessments: All students, faculty, staff, and others must assess themselves daily for COVID-19 symptoms prior to engaging in in-person UBC activities on UBC Premises.
  • Stay home if you are sick: If you are ill or believe you have COVID-19 symptoms or been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, stay home. Use the Thrive Health self-assessment tool for guidance or through the BC COVID-19 Support App for their iOS or Android device and follow the instructions provided. Follow the advice from Public Health.
  • Mandatory training: All faculty, staff and student-staff must complete the mandatory online training module ‘UBC Go Forward COVID-19 Safety Planning Training’ before accessing UBC Premises.

Visit for information related to current health and safety guidance and UBC Campus Rules (COVID 19) and procedures and protocols relating to current health conditions.

COVID-19 Safety Plans

AHVA is implementing the following COVID-19 Safety Plans. These are based on your work activities, so simply choose the plan(s) that suits your work situation. For example, if your work activity includes a laboratory, office, and common spaces, you will need to reference three applicable COVID-19 Safety Plans.

  1. Common Areas and Public Realm [PDF]
  2. Field Trip and Field Research Activities [PDF]
  3. Learning Spaces [PDF]
  4. Offices/Administrative Areas [PDF]
  5. Study Spaces [PDF]
  6. Workshops and Research Laboratories [PDF]