Responsibility and prevention at UBC
The University of British Columbia is dedicated to reducing the potential impact of an influenza pandemic. And we need your help!
As a UBC student, it is your responsibility to help minimize the spread of influenza-like illness (ILI) on campus and in the wider community. How can you do this? It’s simple: If you feel influenza-like illness symptoms coming on:
- stay home from school
- avoid public places
- get some rest
How will we help? The University of British Columbia does not require a doctor’s note for absences due to ILI. Instead, please declare your absence due to ILI on the Student Service Centre.
Declaring your absence due to influenza-like illness
Once you have declared your absence due to ILI on the Student Service Centre, all of your professors, as well as your department and faculty, will be notified. This will help you focus your time on resting up and feeling healthy again.
When you’ve recovered, you simply declare your return on the Student Service Centre. Your professors will be notified to expect you back in class.
Feel the flu coming on?
To find out more about the declaration process or to check your symptoms, visit the Health & Wellness web page on influenza-like illness.