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Here to help: UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program

January 21, 2016 @4:15 pm

If you would like a little extra support with work, health, and life challenges, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is here to help.

Shepell, UBC’s EFAP provider, offers confidential and voluntary support services to help faculty and staff with challenges in all areas of work and life including stress, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, nutrition and weight loss, parenting, finances, and much more.  (more…)


UBC-O: Library seeking input from faculty members

January 21, 2016 @12:59 pm

How can the Library help you and your students? What can they do better? What do you think about the Library’s collections, services, and spaces? How are you using the Library?

All faculty and students are invited to participate in a comprehensive survey of Library service quality. The survey is open until February 5, 2016.

Learn more.


UBC-O: Call for faculty proposals for upcoming Learning Conference

January 21, 2016 @12:57 pm

In advance of the 12th annual Learning Conference, May 4–5, 2016, all faculty are invited to share their expertise and experiences in advancing student learning through evidence-based practice by submitting a proposal before February 29. (more…)


Suicide Awareness Day 2016

January 21, 2016 @11:45 am

A message from Louise Cowin, Vice President, Students and Lisa Castle, Vice President, Human Resources

Each year, a number of UBC students, faculty, and staff consider suicide.

Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone in the UBC community.

How you can help:

  • Learn about suicide warning signs, find out how to talk about it, and familiarize yourself with available support and resources.
  • Wear orange on Wednesday, January 27, UBC’s Suicide Awareness Day, to show your support for those who have been affected by suicide, and those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.
  • Reach out and connect with resources like the Employee and Family Assistance Program for faculty and staff, or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433), if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are concerned about someone else.

Whether you’re thinking about suicide yourself, or you know, hear, or see someone who might be, the most important thing you can do is reach out.

Learn more:

Visit www.thrive.ubc.ca

Get help now:

Call 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)