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Know where to get the latest campus safety updates

August 16, 2019 @3:59 pm

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


External review of the Equity & Inclusion Office

August 14, 2019 @11:38 am

A message from Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver

An external review of the Equity & Inclusion Office is being carried out to assist the university as it considers the reappointment of Dr. Sara-Jane Finlay, whose current term as Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion, comes to an end on March 15, 2020. The terms of reference for the review can be found here.

The review team will visit the Vancouver campus, with a virtual connection to the Okanagan campus, on October 9—11, 2019. The members of the review team are:

  • Dr. Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, McMaster University
  • Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion, Ryerson University
  • Dr. Oscar Dubón Jr., Vice Chancellor, Equity & Inclusion, UC Berkeley.

The review team will meet with faculty members, students, staff, senior administrators and other individuals or groups that may interact with Equity & Inclusion at UBC. 

Before the reviewers’ arrival, they will receive documentation on all aspects of the unit’s operation, including the nature and quality of its services to students, faculty and staff, its facilities and resources, its administrative structure and organization, and its internal and external linkages. 

You are invited to provide written comments relevant to the matters under review — along with your name and affiliation to UBC — to Dr. Herbert Rosengarten, the review coordinator, at hjr@exchange.ubc.ca by Monday, October 7, 2019

Your comments will be held in strict confidence and will be forwarded to the members of the review team. The reviewers’ findings will be shared with me, and will be of value to the senior administration, the unit itself and the university community as a whole.

Your input is greatly appreciated.


Find out who’s joining this year’s UBC Connects fall speaker lineup

August 9, 2019 @11:16 am

View the fall 2019 lineup for UBC Connects and attend the upcoming event with Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Advisor for Match.com. Helen takes the stage on Sept. 10. Tickets for this event will be available online from 12:00pm, on Aug. 8.

Learn more.


Register for the Welcome Back BBQ

August 9, 2019 @11:00 am

Celebrate the start of the new academic year with a free lunch, live entertainment, info booths and the company of colleagues on Sept. 11 in Vancouver (for staff) and Aug. 29 in the Okanagan (for staff and faculty).

Learn more: Vancouver | Okanagan