The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering services have moved online and staff and faculty are working remotely. Services are still fully available to students. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Administration and Student Services
Online Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Undergraduate Students: email@example.com
Graduate Students: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Inquiries: email@example.com
Department Head: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop: Requests must be submitted through the online ticket website : workshop.chbe.ubc.ca. The workshop is not operating at this time.
Undergraduate Labs: email@example.com
Stores: firstname.lastname@example.org CHBE stores is not placing new orders.
Safety & Technical Coordinator: email@example.com Online Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Information, latest updates and FAQs are available at ubc.ca. UBC has a website dedicated to the University’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response at covid19.ubc.ca, which includes updates, information on prevention, and information for students, faculty & staff, as well as resources.
COVID-19 Information for APSC
Applied Science has gathered resources for Undergraduate Engineering Students, Faculty, and Staff at apsc.ubc.ca/covid-19
UBC’s FAQ for Students
UBC’s response website (covid19.ubc.ca) has a list of frequently ask questions to help students during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please refer to this page often. Information includes the status of exams, events, summer sessions, on-campus facilities and much more.
CHBE Graduate Studies FAQs
Q. Will my application to graduate studies still be considered for September?
A. Applications submitted for our September 2020 session will continue to be considered. Once your application has been complete (all documents submitted), your application is circulated among eligible professors and applicants will be contacted for further interviews, or to provide additional information in order for an application decision to be made. Any changes will be communicated directly with admitted students.
Q. My doctoral examination is in the next few weeks. What should I do?
A. G+PS will be conducting final doctoral examinations virtually. For more information, please see their website at grad.ubc.ca/covid-19.Q.
Students and Examining Committees for students who already have exams booked will be updated with additional information on the arrangements for a Virtual Defence via our regular reminder emails that go out one and two weeks before the defence. If students have an exam booked and have questions, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students and supervisors who would prefer to postpone the defence rather than hold an all-remote defence should let us know.
Students who are at an earlier stage in the examination process are welcome to proceed as normal, and we will work to adapt to circumstances. Please be aware that where we may be looking to appoint External Examiners or send dissertations to External Examiners in locations that have been affected by the virus, we may need to extend timelines to accommodate illness or other disruption.
Given that we are hoping to proceed with as little disruption as possible, we would like to remind you that the first deadline for students who would like to finish by the August 31 Program End date is coming up fairly shortly. The deadlines for Doctoral Examination and Dissertation Submission are as follows:
• Friday, 3 April 2020 – Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
• Friday, 12 June 2020 – Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination
• Friday, 7 August 2020 – Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examination
• Friday, 28 August 2020 – Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
• If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Q. My MASc examination is in the next few weeks. What should I do?
A. Please inquire with your supervisor to see if a remote examination is possible with all the members of your committee. Once all members of the examination have confirmed the possibility for a remote examination, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Due to the closure of IELTS/TOEFL examination centres, I haven’t been able to do my examination. Will you make an exception for my admission?
A. An ELP requirement can not be waived for application. If you are unable to complete your IELTS or TOEFL test score by our evaluation period (April-May for the MENG program & January-May for research-based programs), unfortunately your application will be considered incomplete. We recommend you apply to our next intake, to allow for sufficient time to submit your test scores.