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UBC-V: Attend Hot Lunch with Hubert Lai, January 25

January 16, 2017 @9:50 am

Enjoy a delicious lunch, meet with your colleagues from across the university, and hear from a member of UBC’s leadership team at the next Hot Lunch on January 25.

The January lunch features Hubert Lai, University Counsel.

All staff are invited to attend this monthly cross-campus staff networking initiative hosted by St. John’s College and co-sponsored by the offices of the vice-presidents, with the special support of Human Resources.

The menu will be a Pan Asian buffet.

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January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC

January 13, 2017 @3:54 pm

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is held each year at UBC in January, and aims to raise awareness and understanding about the issues surrounding sexual assault. Several events have been planned for the month, including Denim Day on Wednesday, January 18 (Vancouver | Okanagan). On this day, you can choose to wear denim or a Denim Day sticker to show your support for ending sexual assault on campus.

Support and resources

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is also an important opportunity to highlight available support and resources should you need assistance for yourself or someone you know.

If you have been sexually assaulted, support is available on and off-campus. Resources are explained and listed online: (Vancouver | Okanagan)

If a student discloses to you that they have been sexually assaulted, learn how to help: (Vancouver | Okanagan)

Learn more about SAAM, the significance of Denim Day, and how to get involved: (Vancouver | Okanagan)


Call for nominations – 2017 SSHRC Impact Awards

January 11, 2017 @12:47 pm

A message from Helen Burt, Vice-President, Research pro tem and Darrin Lehman, Chair, President’s Advisory Committee on Major Awards (PACMA)

The official call for nominations for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Awards is now open.

Please note that the UBC preliminary selection deadline is Monday February 13, 2017.

Full details are available at https://research.ubc.ca/sshrc-impact.

SSHRC Impact Awards recognize outstanding researchers and celebrate their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities funded partially or completely by SSHRC. The awards are designed to build on and sustain Canada’s research-based knowledge culture in the social sciences and humanities.


UBC recognized as a top employer for young people in 2017

January 10, 2017 @12:46 pm

UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017, the only post-secondary institution to receive this designation. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people  starting their careers.