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Submit nominations for representatives to the Board of Governors and Senates by Nov. 7

November 5, 2019 @1:44 pm

A message from Kate Ross, Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar

As you may remember, last month we issued a call for nominations for representatives to the Board of Governors and the Vancouver and Okanagan Senates for the upcoming 2020 – 2023 triennium. These are important elections for the university with opportunities for faculty and staff to get involved.


UBC Board of Governors


Submit your nominations for available positions on the UBC Board of Governors. Nominations are still open for the following positions:

  • three faculty members (two from UBC Vancouver and one from UBC Okanagan)
  • two staff members (one from UBC Vancouver and one from UBC Okanagan)

UBC Senates


Submit your nominations for available positions on the UBC Senates. Nominations are still open for the following positions:

  • 12 representatives of the Joint Faculties (faculty members-at-large) for the Vancouver Senate
  • 16 representatives of the Joint Faculties (faculty members-at-large) for the Okanagan Senate

Nominations for all Board of Governors and Senate positions will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 7.

For nomination forms and information about eligibility, please visit https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/2019-2020-triennial-elections.

Subsequent elections will be held throughout this year for faculty-specific and other positions on the UBC Senates.

Please contact elections.information@ubc.ca if you have any questions about these elections.


Helping prepare during the Metro Vancouver transit strike

November 5, 2019 @10:39 am

A message from Pam Ratner, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Enrolment and Academic Facilities

As you will know, Coast Mountain Bus Company transit workers and SeaBus operators have begun strike action, with a ban on wearing their usual uniforms by operators and an overtime ban by maintenance workers.

Although strike action has commenced, the university is operating as normal. Classes are proceeding and faculty and staff are expected to attend work.

Many students, faculty and staff rely on public transit and we recognize that this may cause disruption for our community. Given the developing nature of this job action, we also anticipate there will be further varying degrees of disruption to faculty and staff.

We have established a working group to monitor the situation, and are exploring ways to help mitigate the potential impact on our students, faculty and staff.

As leaders, we encourage you to open up conversations within your respective departments, around the action and how it might affect your teams. You are also strongly encouraged to share the resources available to assist these conversations — whether they involve setting up a carpool, telecommuting, cycling to work or finding ways for students to take part in classes remotely.

These resources — and the latest status updates — can be found at https://www.ubc.ca/campus-notifications/

For up-to-date information on transit operations, we also recommend you check https://alerts.translink.ca/

It is important to note this current action does not apply to services operated by BCRTC (SkyTrain), West Vancouver Transit, West Coast Express, HandyDART and First Transit (shuttles on Bowen Island and in Langley).

For further support, please contact your HR Representative https://www.hr.ubc.ca/administrators/contact/


UBC Vancouver – Transit operators’ strike update

November 2, 2019 @4:51 am


UBCV: Potential transit strike update

November 2, 2019 @4:44 am

For all updates related to the potential transit strike in Metro Vancouver, visit UBC.ca. You may also want to follow UBC’s social media channels to stay up-to-date.

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