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UBC-V: Host an event for Celebrate Learning Week

March 21, 2017 @9:42 am

The 9th annual Celebrate Learning Week takes place May 2 to May 8, 2017, and members of UBC’s teaching and learning community are invited to host an event.

Celebrate Learning Week is a week-long campus-wide showcase celebrating teaching and learning opportunities at UBC. The initiative is coordinated by the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, with events that include open lectures, information sessions, student advising activities, poster sessions, and workshops.

If you are interested in hosting an event, you’re asked to submit a proposal online before Friday, March 31.

Learn more.

Designing a message for maximum impact with Lynda.com at UBC

March 21, 2017 @9:32 am

As a faculty or staff member, you have free and unlimited access to Lynda.com, which offers thousands of video tutorials on business, creative, and technology skills.

With so many tutorials available, Human Resources has spotlighted a few of the options available in their Learning with Lynda.com series to help get you started.

The latest post in the series looks at a tutorial that can help you design a message for maximum impact, whether you’re preparing for a meeting, making an announcement, or crafting an important email.

Learn more about Lynda.com at UBC.

UBC-V: Join in the installation of Reconciliation Pole on April 1

March 21, 2017 @11:47 am

You’re invited join in the installation of Reconciliation Pole: Honouring a Time Before, During and After Canada’s Indian Residential Schools, on April 1. The 55-foot cedar pole was carved by 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James Hart, Haida master carver and hereditary chief.

Reconciliation Pole is one of two UBC initiatives that aim to capture the long trajectory of Indigenous and Canadian relations, and to ensure that the history of Canada’s Indian residential schools will never be forgotten. The other initiative is the construction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, located between the Koerner Library and the Irving K Barber Learning Centre.

Both the pole and the centre will be located on the Vancouver campus on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people.

Event details

Reconciliation Pole will be installed in the manner of a traditional Haida pole raising. Faculty and staff are welcome to bring their friends and family to the event.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Main Mall, between Agronomy Road and Thunderbird Boulevard

Learn more.

Register for the Staff and Faculty Sports Day, May 5

March 20, 2017 @9:53 am

Get together with your colleagues for fun activities and healthy competition this spring. Sign up for the annual UBC Staff and Faculty Sports Day in Vancouver or the Okanagan and participate in a range of physical and intellectual challenges.

You’ll also have the chance to win some prizes, and lunch will be thrown in too. Participants can sign up as individuals or as a team. (more…)