UBC accommodates students with disabilities and special needs. See info at http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/?tree=3,34,0,0 .
To request such an accommodation, please contact the UBC-Vancouver Accessibility Centre at https://students.ubc.ca/about-student-services/centre-for-accessibility .
(Or if you are a student at UBC-Okanagan, contact the Disability Resource Centre at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/drc/welcome.html . )
Recognizing the religious diversity of the UBC community, UBC permits students who are scheduled to attend classes or write examinations on holy days of their religions to notify their instructors in writing at least 2 weeks in advance of the holy day of their wish to observe it by absenting themselves from class or examination. Instructors provide opportunity for such students to make up work or examinations missed without penalty..
See info at http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=3,48,0,0 ,
and UBC Policy No. 65 on Religious Holidays http://www.universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2010/08/policy65.pdf .