CHBE Services Move Online

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.

Below you will find a list of key contacts, resources and sources of information. A full list of Faculty and Staff is also available on our website.

Contacts

Administration and Student Services

Online Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Undergraduate Students: undergrad@chbe.ubc.ca

Graduate Students: chbe.gradoffice@ubc.ca

Finance: kelly.tan@ubc.ca

General Inquiries: info@chbe.ubc.ca

Administration: Marlene.chow@ubc.ca

Department Head: charles.haynes@ubc.ca

Technical Staff

Workshop: Requests must be submitted through the online ticket website : workshop.chbe.ubc.ca.

Undergraduate Labs: kenwong@chbe.ubc.ca

Stores: chbe.stores@ubc.ca   Place orders through the CHBE Order system.  Book order pick up appointments through MRBS

Safety & Technical Coordinator: safety@chbe.ubc.ca Online Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Monday to Friday


Resources

CHBE

Phase 1 – Return to Research

CHBE Building Safety Plan

Phase 2 – Return to Campus

CHBE Return to Campus Intermediate Plan

Faculty of Applied Science
UBC
Province of BC
Government of Canada

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 graduate.doctoral@ubc.ca. 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 graduate.doctoral@ubc.ca.

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 chbe.gradoffice@ubc.ca.

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.