Human Resources & Administration
Interim Vice President Human Resources: Linda McKnight: Lisa Castle will be retiring from her role of Vice President, Human Resources, on Dec. 6, 2017. Linda McKnight, Managing Director, Human Resources, Strategic Staff Relations, has agreed to act as interim Vice President Human Resources until the new VP begins their term.
Lisa Castle’s Retirement Celebration Open House: Dec. 12, 2-4pm: We would like to invite you to join us for a celebration of all the wonderful programs and initiatives that we have successfully accomplished as a community to build a positive and respectful work environment, during Lisa Castle’s time as Vice President, Human Resources.
Workplace Experiences Survey Now Closed: 37% Participation Rate Across UBC: Thank you for participating in the Workplace Experiences Survey and for encouraging your faculty and staff to participate as well. The preliminary participation rate in the survey is over 37%.
Preparing for Extreme/Winter Weather at UBC: UBC has issued a bulletin regarding how the community can prepare for extreme/winter weather.
Memo Round-up: Economic Stability Dividend and Paid Leave Between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day: In recent weeks, we have sent out three memos to the HR community of practice at UBC, regarding the 2018 Economic Stability Dividend, and paid leave between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Learning & Career Development
Learning with Lynda.com: Be Creative and Focus on the Detail: In this week’s installment of Learning with Lynda, we look at how you can develop creatively both at work and in the community.
PD Opportunity: Time Management: Planning, Prioritizing & Productivity: We are hosting a one-day Time Management: Planning, Prioritizing & Productivity workshop on Jan. 29, 2018.
Workplace Health & Wellbeing
Search Inside Yourself Training Program (starting January 2018) : HR is offering Search Inside Yourself, a professional development opportunity that uses emotional intelligence and mindfulness to optimize performance, build leadership skills and increase wellbeing.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training: Dec. 11: QPR Suicide Prevention Training is designed to help you learn to recognize suicide warning signs, approach someone who may be at risk, and connect the person to resources that will help resolve crises. Our next session is Dec. 11.
Reminder: Special Mental Health Funding Available: Apply by This Friday!: In October, additional Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program funds were secured for a special, one-time disbursement to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Applications are due by Dec. 1.
Community & Engagement
Have Your Say on the UBC Strategic Plan by Dec. 8: Share your thoughts on UBC’s emerging strategic plan, and your ideas for how we can bring the plan to life, by completing the online survey before Dec. 8.