Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic at BCNET

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely, as our top priority is to keep our staff and members safe during these extraordinary times. 

Please see this page for updates to BCNET's activities and services in relation to COVID-19 (Member Login required)

As of March 16, we transitioned our staff to work remotely to ensure their ongoing wellness and safety. By maintaining a healthy workforce, we are able to provide the key services that our members rely on. We have created the necessary measures and processes to provide seamless network and service support while working remote.  

We are working diligently with our suppliers and vendors to ensure the smooth and continuous operations of a wide range of our services that are critical to supporting our members as they transition to an online environment. In anticipation of an increase in demand for online teaching and learning tools, we have boosted the capacity of our ed tech solutions to support and enable a rapid transition to online classes. Additionally, all current BCNET services remain operational and supported during this time.

Equally critical in a time of crisis is infrastructure such as the BCNET Network that connects every public, post-secondary institution in the province­­—a network is vital in delivering services as institutions move online­ in 2020. BCNET and partners in Canada’s NREN are working in tandem to monitor the private network and ensure that NREN infrastructure continues to support the needs of Canadian research and education communities. Our network teams remain on alert and are continuously sharing information as they monitor network operations across the country.

The power of a collaborative community is invaluable during these challenging times. There is great strength in our community and by working together we can meet the many challenges we will face to prepare for and support the future.

We are here to support our members in navigating through these unprecedented times and are committed to helping in any way we can.