HR Website Maintenance, Oct. 1, 2017: 10pm-12am

The HR website (hr.ubc.ca) will be undergoing server maintenance on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. During this period, you may experience brief periods of inaccessibility.

If you have any questions or run into any problems with the job application process, please contact the HR Service Centre between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday at 604-822-8111.

Orange Shirt Day (Sept. 29): Recognizing the history and the legacy left behind by Residential Schools

A message from the Equity & Inclusion Office

Each year on Sept. 30, we recognize Orange Shirt Day as an acknowledgement of the harm that the residential school system did to thousands of indigenous children. At the same time, Orange Shirt Day has come to mean more – it is an opportunity to do anti-racism work and to reinforce anti-bullying policies; it is a time to come together in reconciliation and truth. Join us and wear orange on Sept. 29.

On April 1, 2017, UBC raised a Reconciliation Pole at the Vancouver campus symbolizing the experiences of residential school students and the path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Likewise, at UBC Okanagan, the Story Poles by Les Louis represent the seven bands of the Okanagan Nation Alliance and uses ancestral pictographs to tell their stories.

As a teaching, learning, and research institution, UBC’s efforts are further focused on exploring and advancing knowledge in regards to our collective history and experiences, including through the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre scheduled to be open in 2017/2018 academic year.

Learn more at http://equity.ubc.ca/2017/09/26/orange-shirt-day-every-child-matters/.