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Register for Staff and Faculty Sports Day

March 19, 2019 @4:06 pm

This year’s annual Staff and Faculty Sports Day is happening May 3. Sign up now to participate in a range of recreational challenges that focus on teamwork and collaboration with your fellow colleagues.

Learn more and register: Vancouver | Okanagan


Know where to get the latest campus safety updates

March 18, 2019 @11:24 am

There are a number of ways to stay informed about the latest campus safety alerts and updates. Below are several options available to faculty and staff:

Safety updates in Vancouver

Sign up to receive emails from Campus Security when new Vancouver campus safety alerts and updates are available. Learn more and sign up.

Safety updates in the Okanagan

Download the UBC Safe app, a free mobile app, to view the latest Okanagan campus safety alerts and updates, as well as call Safewalk, report an incident to Campus Security, and request first aid. Learn more and download the app.

Emergencies in Vancouver and the Okanagan: UBC Alert

In an emergency on campus, UBC Alert can send text messages to your cell phone. To ensure you receive messages in an emergency, check that your contact details are updated in the Faculty and Staff Self Service portal. Learn more.

Find out more

For more information about campus safety and security visit the security websites for Vancouver | Okanagan


Help build a more inclusive UBC

March 14, 2019 @12:12 pm

A message from Professor Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor

As one of Canada’s best diversity employers, we recognize the positive impact that welcoming and inclusive environments have on the wellbeing, experiences, sense of belonging, and success of our students, faculty, and staff.

Building on the commitment to inclusion and inclusive excellence found in UBC’s strategic plan, the Equity & Inclusion Office, in collaboration with our UBC community, is now leading efforts to develop an Inclusion Action Plan.

Today, we are launching an online survey, to give UBC students, faculty and staff an opportunity to help shape our efforts going forward.

The survey seeks to identify feedback and ideas with respect to proposed areas of focus, and generate ideas for action. I encourage you to take the time to complete the survey, which should only take 15-20 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous.

Complete the survey.

Printed copies are also available from the Equity & Inclusion Office.

The deadline for responses is March 30, 2019.

In addition to the survey, there will be in-person opportunities to share your views through a series of conversation ‘pop-up’ events. The Equity & Inclusion Office will also be gathering input from existing groups and under-represented members of our community. More information.

I hope you will take the time to complete the survey or attend an event. Together we can build a more inclusive and welcoming community in which to live, work and learn.


Collective bargaining updates at UBC in 2019

March 8, 2019 @11:22 am

A message from Barbara Meens Thistle, Vice-President, Human Resources

The University of British Columbia has over 16,000 faculty and staff employees, and more than 9,000 student employees.

The majority of our employees are represented by six staff unions, one staff association (AAPS), and the faculty union (the Faculty Association). UBC’s eight labour agreements, as well as the Agreement on the Conditions and Terms of Employment with AAPS, are due to expire in 2019.

As UBC begins the process of negotiations with its unions and AAPS, HR will be sharing updates on the collective bargaining website.

Our first update for this round of bargaining is now available, with a summary of the bargaining mandate, information about upcoming negotiation dates, and an overview of UBC’s unions and AAPS.

We thank you for your interest in this process, and encourage you to bookmark the collective bargaining website for future updates.