UVic, UBC ask students to stop partying to limit spread of COVID-19

September 8, 2021
The University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia are asking students to stop partying after photos and videos of large gatherings in university neighbourhoods were shared. The footage showed large gatherings of individuals who were not wearing masks or distancing. While the gatherings were technically allowed under British Columbia’s reopening plan, UVic and UBC have asked students not to gather in large groups for parties in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. UVic’s AVP of student affairs Jim Dudson explained that the parties could “jeopardize” the return to campus. “We have worked hard for a healthy, safe and successful fall term,” Dunsdon said. “We know that our students want the same.” Global News | CBC | City News (BC)