By Breeonne Baxter on February 22, 2010
11,087 hot dogs sold in the first five games! UBC Food Services staff have been serving up a storm to the spectators watching Olympic ice hockey at Thunderbird Arena.
Check out Game Time for a message from Andrew Parr, Managing Director of Food Services: UBC Food Services serves thousands at UBC Thunderbird Arena:
To accomplish this takes immense hard work and dedication from a huge team of Food Service professionals. From production staff making huge volumes of excellent meals to distribution staff, to house staff and store person, all service and front of house staff and a strong management and administration team, everyone needs to work in unison to make all this happen.
-Feb. 16 issue of Game Time
With only a few games to go at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena, the UBC Food Services’ staff have certainly outdone themselves. Amazing job, everyone!
By Breeonne Baxter on January 22, 2010
The UBC Point Grey campus is home to the world-renowned Museum of Anthropology. This weekend, on Jan. 23-24/10, MOA will hold a Celebration of Creativity to celebrate the completion of the Museum’s recent renovation and expansion. The celebration is open to all, and free to the public. Visit the MOA Events page for details on the weekend’s celebration.
If you can’t make it to the opening weekend, you can visit the Museum over the coming months. UBC Staff, Faculty and Students get free admission year-round by presenting your valid UBC ID at the door.
The Museum of Anthropology Celebration of Creativity is co-presented by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
By Breeonne Baxter on December 23, 2009
The holiday season can be a great time of year, but it can also be quite stressful for some people. UBC Faculty and Staff (and your eligible dependants) can access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), provided by Human Solutions, to speak with a counsellor if you are having a difficult time this holiday season.
Human Solutions offers confidential short-term counselling on many issues. You can call Human Solutions if you need to talk with someone about:
- Relationship problems
- Parenting and caregiver concerns
- Work-related issues
- Stress and anxiety
- Alcohol and drug dependencies
- Financial advisory services
- Nutritional counseling
Call Human Solutions at 1.800.663.1142.
As part of your enrollment in the EFAP plan, your eligible dependants can also access EFAP services.
Please visit the HR Benefits website and click on your employee group to learn more about the services provided by the UBC EFAP provider, enrollment information, and details on the eligibility of your dependants.
By Breeonne Baxter on December 7, 2009
UBC is changing how it delivers broadcast emails to faculty and staff. The new system will allow broadcast messages to be directed to Vancouver faculty and staff.
As of Dec. 16, UBC broadcast e-mails to all faculty, staff and student employees will be delivered to the e-mail address listed in the UBC HR database (you may know this as the Self-Service Portal). Messages intended only for UBC Okanagan faculty and staff will continue to be sent in the normal global e-mail manner.
To ensure that you continue to receive important broadcast e-mails, please log into the UBC HR Faculty and Staff Self-Service portal at https://www.msp.ubc.ca to check that your e-mail address is accurate and up-to-date. You will need your campus-wide login (CWL) to access Self-Service.
Note: If you are off-campus, please ensure that you first connect to the UBC myVPN service in order to access the self-service portal. Instructions for setting up myVPN are available at the IT website.
How to update your email address
- Go to https://www.msp.ubc.ca.
- Under myPersonal Info on the left side of the screen, click on the Email Addresses.
- Ensure that the email listed in the Primary email field is correct. This is the address that will be used by the new UBC broadcast email service.
- While you are in Self-Service, please ensure that your Emergency Contacts are current.
This message was sent out on Dec. 7/09 through the UBC Broadcast Email system, on behalf of UBC Public Affairs, UBC Information Technology, and UBC Human Resources.