Transit strike update


Transit strike update – December 9, 2019

 
Please see below for an important update on the Metro Vancouver SkyTrain strike.
 

Due to job action, the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain Lines are scheduled for a full shutdown on December 10, 11 and 12.
All other transit modes are operating, but will be busier than usual.

We recognize this shutdown will cause disruption for students, faculty and staff and we appreciate your concerns. Just like UBC, the colleges will operate as normal.
Exams are proceeding and staff and faculty are expected to attend work. 

 You are advised to plan ahead and make other transportation plans if necessary.

 
Further updates will be posted here and shared over social media in the coming days. Please bookmark this page and check it regularly for updates.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


  •     Exams will continue as scheduled.
  •     You are expected to attend school and work as scheduled.
  •     Plan ahead to ensure you have transportation.
  •     Recommended transportation options include: UBC’s carpooling service, carpooling apps or cycling to campus.
  •     In the event this strike escalates further or lasts longer than the planned three days, further announcements will be made.
  •     If for some reason you are not able to make it to your exam, contact your instructor with your name, the class that will be missed and the reason why. You can find your instructor’s email address on the course syllabus or by logging into MyLion.   


November 27, 2019 Transit Update

 

The transit strike has been called off. A full scale bus and SeaBus shutdown has been averted as a tentative deal was reached early Wednesday between the union representing 5,000 bus and SeaBus workers and Coast Mountain Bus Company.
 

If there are any further updates, we will post them here. 

November 21:


Coast Mountain Bus Company transit workers and SeaBus operators have escalated job action. The union announced it will initiate a complete bus and SeaBus system shutdown across Metro Vancouver on November 27, 28 and 29. 


We recognize this shutdown will cause disruption for students, faculty and staff and we appreciate your concerns. Just like UBC and SFU, the colleges will operate as normal. Classes are proceeding and staff and faculty are expected to attend work. 


You are advised to plan ahead, prepare for next week and make other transportation plans if necessary.


Further updates will be posted here and shared over social media in the coming days. Please bookmark this page and check it regularly for updates.

 
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  •     Classes will continue as scheduled.
  •     You are expected to attend school and work as scheduled.
  •     Plan ahead for next week to ensure you have transportation.
  •     Recommended transportation options include: UBC’s carpooling service, carpooling apps or cycling to campus.
  •     In the event this strike escalates further or lasts longer than the planned three days, further announcements will be made.
  •     If for some reason you are not able to make it to class, contact your instructor with your name, the class that will be missed and the reason why. You can find your instructor’s email address on the course syllabus or by logging into MyLion. 

 
HELPFUL LINKS

For parking on the UBC campus:


https://parking.ubc.ca/


For updates from Translink:
 

https://www.translink.ca/
 

Maps and carpooling sign-up sheets:


https://planning.ubc.ca/vancouver/transportation-planning/transportation-options/automobiles/car-vanpooling


Carpooling apps:


https://www.gobyride.com/Public/Home.aspx


https://www.poparide.com/ubc?c=ubc.default

 

FAQs – Helping you prepare during transit strike action


What is the latest on the transit strike?


Strike activity is often not communicated in advance. However, where possible, updates regarding the level of possible action are posted to this page. We encourage students, faculty and staff to bookmark this website or follow our social media channels for updates. 

Why don’t you cancel classes?


The colleges remain open, regardless of the level of strike action. Not only do we need to continue classes, but we also need to maintain key services for the many students, faculty and staff who work on our campus. Cancelling classes or exams is not a solution, as doing so could cause longer-term issues for students who may be forced to make up the classes or even repeat the academic year.

What if I can’t get to class because there is no bus service?


Students are encouraged to check their syllabus and contact their instructor if they are concerned about potentially arriving late for classes or missing classes.

Will I be penalized for missing a class or exam?


Students are strongly advised to begin conversations with their instructors around the strike action and how it might impact them. 

Are faculty and staff expected to come to campus in the event of disruption?


Yes. The colleges will operate as normal, regardless of the level of strike action. Classes will proceed and faculty and staff are expected to attend work, as normally scheduled.
 
 
 
 




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