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UBC-V: CFI Innovation Fund – Expression of Interest

November 14, 2018 @2:15 pm

Faculty on the Vancouver campus are invited to submit an internal EOI for the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Innovation Fund by Jan. 11, 2019.

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Get involved in the UBC United Way campaign

November 14, 2018 @2:13 pm

There are still plenty of ways to take part in this year’s United Way campaign. You can participate in upcoming events and make an online payroll pledge.

Find out what’s happening: Vancouver | Okanagan


Paid leave between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

November 13, 2018 @3:03 pm

A message from Linda McKnight, Managing Director, Strategic Staff Relations, Human Resources

As you may be aware, certain UBC staff are eligible for paid leave during the three normal working days between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, also known as Christmas Leave. This year’s Christmas Leave falls on December 27, 28 and 31, 2018.

This leave is addressed in the collective agreements with BCGEU Okanagan, CUPE 2950, CUPE 116 and IUOE 882, and the agreement with AAPS. Although there are no official provisions in place for non-union staff, excluded Management & Professional staff, and service unit directors, Human Resources has provided recommendations regarding Christmas Leave for these staff groups.

Information about Christmas Leave eligibility is available online:

If you have any questions, please contact your Human Resources Advisor or Associate.


New from Professor Ono’s blog: So that the guns will fall silent forever

November 14, 2018 @2:10 pm

An extract from Professor Santa Ono’s latest blog post.

One hundred years ago today, the guns fell silent in Europe, marking the end of what many hoped would be the war to end all wars.

Although UBC was only a few years old, many of its students, faculty and staff heeded the call to serve their country in that far-away conflict.

In the hundred years since, UBC students, faculty, staff and alumni have continued to answer the call of duty, serving as peacekeepers, as soldiers fighting against tyranny and oppression, as first responders, and in other ways.

Representing the university in all its diversity, they gave of themselves to make the world a better place.

Many of them paid the ultimate sacrifice. Others returned wounded, whether physically or mentally.

Today, we honour them. We reflect on their valour and their sacrifice, and we reflect on our duty to them, to their well-being and to their re-integration into civilian life.

Read the full post.