Human Resources & Administration
Resources supporting transgender and gender-diverse faculty and staff: HR and Equity & Inclusion have put together resource documents to help managers, supervisors and HR practitioners at UBC to support transgender and gender-diverse faculty and staff, and in building a positive work environment for all.
Save the date: Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) HR update: Sept. 27: You are invited to join the first in a series of HR Update ‘call-in’ sessions on the Integrated Renewal Program on Sept. 27, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. The IRP HR team will provide updates on what’s happening, and take your questions.
Connecting with Human Resources during possible Canada Post labour disruption: With a possible Canada Post labour disruption starting next week, we have information for how you can ensure your HR paperwork reaches its destination.
Current UBC policy consultations: University Counsel is holding consultations on the proposed amendment of Policy #15 (Smoking and Smoking Product Promotion on Campus); the proposed consolidation of Policy #28 (Casual Instruction Without Board Appointment) into Policy #25 (Board of Governors Appointments); and the proposed repeal of Policy #36 (Leave Requests in a Tenure Decision Year).
Learning & Leadership
Learning with Lynda.com: Top 10 tips for virtual meetings: In this week’s installment of Learning with Lynda.com, we have a video that runs through technical and facilitation strategies that will help ensure that your next virtual meeting is productive and engaging.
PD Opportunity: Appreciative Inquiry: A Way to Generate and Nurture Effective Work Environments: Oct. 12: HR is hosting a one-day workshop on Appreciative Inquiry: A Way to Generate and Nurture Effective Work Environments on Oct. 12.
Conflict Theatre Special Performance: Oct. 16: You are invited to a special performance of Conflict Theatre on Oct. 16, which will explore ways in which we can change our narratives of workplace conflict.
Workplace Health & Wellbeing
Register your department for Not Myself Today: Not Myself Today (NMT) is a national workplace mental health initiative that helps to build greater awareness, reduce stigma and foster safe and supportive cultures. In your role as a manager/administrator, you can become a NMT partner to champion mental health and wellbeing in your department.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: Oct. 11-12: The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.
Community & Engagement
September Hot Lunch: Santa Ono, UBC President: The September Hot Lunch will feature Prof. Santa Ono, UBC President. If you are interested in attending the lunch on Sept. 26, you can enter a lottery for one of the 150 available seats for the event. Sign up for the draw before Sept. 21.
Copyright at UBC: With the fall semester in full swing, now is a good time for a reminder about UBC’s copyright obligations, and the support for faculty, staff and students at UBC.