Human Resources & Administration
New Vice-President, Human Resources: Barbara Meens Thistle: Barbara Meens Thistle is UBC’s new Vice-President, Human Resources. She will begin her new role on Feb. 5, 2018.
Amendment to UBC Policy #82: Relocation of Faculty Members & Senior Management Staff: Policy #82 (Relocation of Faculty Members and Senior Management Staff) has been amended with increases in the reimbursement maximums.
Reminder: Work Permits and Medical Services Plan (MSP) Coverage: With the new year upon us, we have a reminder to department administrators about last year’s changes to Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage to those employees on work permits.
Workplace Experiences Survey Update: After all paper surveys were tallied, UBC’s response rate in the 2017 Workplace Experiences Survey is at 40%. Information sessions will be coming to UBC in early February.
Preparing for Tax Season: Update Your Information in Self-Service: Finance has information on how to prepare for this year’s tax season, including opting in to receive electronic T4s, and updating your home address in Self-Service.
Learning & Career Development
PD Opportunity: Making Meetings Fly: A Workshop for Leaders (Feb. 5, 2018): We are hosting Making Meetings Fly: A Workshop for Leaders, for those who wish to gain a range of tools and techniques to assist in leading meetings that are action-focused, decisive and inclusive.
Learn About Coaching@UBC & Coaching Internship: Jan. 22 & Jan. 25: We have two upcoming sessions to share information about the Coaching@UBC program, and the Coaching Internship Program.
Workplace Health & Wellbeing
January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC: This month, everyone is encouraged to join the conversation that is happening in the media, in our communities, and around the world. The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness and understanding about sexual assault and what we can do to help prevent it.
BC Government Consultation on Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies: The provincial government is seeking feedback from students, faculty and staff at B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions on the organizations’ sexual violence policies.
Suicide Awareness Day (Jan. 31) & QPR Suicide Prevention Training (Feb. 6): Jan. 31 marks UBC’s eighth annual Suicide Awareness Day. Learn what you can do, and sign up for QPR Suicide Prevention Training on Feb. 6.
12th Annual Walkabout Challenge Begins Jan. 22: Jan. 22 marks the beginning of the 12th annual Walkabout challenge, a partnership between the Faculty of Education, UBC Rec, and Human Resources.
Travelling Health Fair 2018: Feb. 13-23: Feb. 13-23 is the annual Travelling Health Fair for UBC staff and faculty. Sign up for a heart health screening at one of our free mobile health clinics.
Community & Engagement
Hot Lunch: Jan. 31, 2018 (feat. Alan Ehrenholz, President, Alma Mater Society): This month’s staff networking Hot Lunch on Jan. 31 features Alan Ehrenholz, President of the Alma Mater Society.
UBC Pride Week: Jan. 12-19, 2018: UBC Pride Week 2018 begins Jan. 12. You are invited to join in the opening ceremony at the UBC student flagpole.