COVID-19 Employer Information

last update: January 12, 2022 3:00 pm

UBC Science Co-op is welcoming Summer 2022 recruitment requests and program requirements have been changed to adapt to employer hiring needs. Co-op wage subsidies provided by provincial and federal governments are available for qualified positions.

Co-op work terms may now be applied to positions that:

  • have flexible start dates/durations (minimum of 420 hours in total)
    *Positions that are less than the 420 hours minimum may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  • be conducted remotely or in-person (must follow Public Health and WorkSafe BC guidelines).

Thank you for your support during this challenging period. We are committed to assisting our students and employers through this unprecedented time. Please review the resources below and contact us should you have any questions.


Wage Subsidy Employer FAQ COVID-19 Resources

Pandemic Work Term Accommodations

Some employers have asked the students to work from home or modify their work schedule to accommodate for social distancing. We thank the employers for their flexibility in allowing for different types of work.

For students who continue to commute to work, we want to ensure the health and safety of our students. Students should have a choice of:

  1. Continuing to commute to work, or
  2. Discuss any concerns with their supervisors, and inform their coordinator. 

If students and their supervisors cannot reach a mutual agreement, the students must discuss with the co-op coordinators if they wish to terminate current work term with no negative impact on co-op standing. 


Thank you for supporting our students and our program. We greatly value our partnership and the Science Co-op team is always here to assist you in any way we can. If you need assistance from the Co-op office, please e-mail your student’s coordinator or e-mail Dr. Javed Iqbal at