Undergraduates: COVID impact on CHEM courses

update: April 29, 2022 (new content is in blue)

This is a message for undergraduate students who are taking or are planning to take Chemistry courses at UBC Vancouver.

1. Information regarding CHEM courses in Summer 2022 and Fall 2022.

The Department of Chemistry plans to run courses as it has done prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

a) courses with a lecture and laboratory component will run with both components (CHEM 111, 121, 154, 203, 211). Students should create timetables that include both the lecture and the laboratory component and register for each component.

b) courses will run with the expectation that students will attend classes and write assessments in-person (students are expected to attend classes and course activities in person).

c)  the Department will be able to offer lab-based courses CHEM 115 (S1,T1), 135 (S2,T2), 215 (T1,T2), 225 (T1) in terms when the “parent” course (CHEM 111, 121, 123, 211 or 203) is running.

These lab-based courses are only available for students who have previous credit for a corresponding lecture-only course (CHEM 110, 120, 130, 210 or 223).

Students in this situation can contact the Department through the web-based form on its Advising site:

d) CHEM 110, CHEM 120, CHEM 130, CHEM 210 and CHEM 223 will not be offered in Summer 2022 or Fall 2022.

2. New Courses – Lectures and Laboratory Courses Were Split During the Coronavirus Epidemic.

Course (Credit)

Lecture Course (Credit)

Lab Course (Credit)

CHEM 111 (4)

CHEM 110 (3)

CHEM 115 (1)

CHEM 121 (4)

CHEM 120 (3)

CHEM 115 (1)

CHEM 123 (4)

CHEM 130 (3)

CHEM 135 (1)

CHEM 203 (4)

CHEM 223 (3)

CHEM 225 (1)

CHEM 211 (4)

CHEM 210 (3)

CHEM 215 (1)

The new courses were responses to the Covid-19 emergency. The Department plans to resume its non-emergency curriculum--CHEM 111, 121, 123, 203, 211--when the Provincial government and UBC determines that it is safe to do so. It will commit to run the 1 credit lab courses for students to catch up with their programs.

These courses will remain in the UBC Calendar as they assist with accreditation and transfer credit decisions.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available.