Status of SPPGA Buildings & Events in Relation to COVID-19

Given the recent B.C. Provincial Advisory banning gatherings of more than 50 people, strong recommendations for social distancing, and the shift of many UBC activities online, SPPGA has taken the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming, in-person events until further notice.

Effective March 19, 2020, the Liu Institute for Global Issues and C.K. Choi buildings will be closed to public, with staff and faculty continuing their work remotely. Our staff team remains available by email, phone, and for virtual appointments. Contact information for our SPPGA team can be found under the  “People” section of our website.

If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please email us at

We will continue to update our website with any further announcements or changes. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

–  The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA)