Posted by: Catherine Pitman | July 3, 2012
Participate in a truly unique professional development opportunity and give back to your community!
United Way Loaned Representative positions are paid, four-month secondments for staff (Vancouver), enabling you to contribute to community building and fundraising while being temporarily relieved of your regular work responsibilities. Learn valuable new skills during a fun, action-packed 16-week period in the fall and help United Way raise funds to support over 500 programs and initiatives across the Lower Mainland. Applications for the 2012 program are invited until Monday, July 23.
Learn more about the Loaned Rep Program
Filed under: Professional Development, Staff, UBC Vancouver
Posted by: Catherine Pitman | September 9, 2011
Bringing UBC faculty, staff, and students together for an interactive dialogue.
Seeking answers to questions is what a university is all about. What have we accomplished this year? Where are we going from here? Each year the President’s Town Halls bring UBC faculty, staff, and students together for an interactive dialogue.
Join the Conversation. Submit your question online at www. townhall.ubc.ca or ask it in person at the 2011 President’s Town Halls:
19 September Vancouver Campus
Roy Barnett Recital Hall
21 September Okanagan Campus
University Centre Ballroom
To learn more about the President’s Town Halls, visit www.townhall.ubc.ca.
Filed under: Events, Staff and Faculty, UBC Okanagan, UBC Vancouver, University of British Columbia | Tags: community
Posted by: Catherine Pitman | September 8, 2011
Start the new academic year by connecting with your staff colleagues.
Each year, the President’s Office and Human Resources welcome UBC staff to the new academic year with the Welcome Back Staff BBQ (Vancouver). Held in September and produced by Ceremonies & Events, the event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a complimentary lunch, live entertainment, information booths, and the camaraderie of your UBC staff colleagues.
This year’s Staff Welcome Back Staff BBQ is on Thursday, September 15, 2011, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Flag Pole Plaza [map]
Parking: Rose Garden Parkade [map]
If you registered for the BBQ, you will receive your lunch wristband from your department contact in advance of the event. If you missed registration and would like to attend, please bring your UBC Card with you to the registration booth on the day of the BBQ. A limited number of wristbands will be available at the registration booth for those who hold UBC staff appointments.
Filed under: Events, Human Resources, Staff, UBC Robson Square, UBC Vancouver | Tags: Staff Welcome Back BBQ
Posted by: Catherine Pitman | October 12, 2010
The Department of Health, Safety & Environment in partnership with the VP Students Office is bringing Stand Up for Mental Health back to UBC for a second year. This comedy show teaches stand up comedy to people with mental illness as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma, prejudice, and discrimination (watch videos at www.standupformentalhealth.com). It features new stand up comedy, and a question and answer with the comics after the show. Come and share laughter with your colleagues about dealing with mental health issues (because so many of us do!).
Thursday, October 14
Daytime show: 12-1:30 pm in the Norm Theatre (Student Union Building)
Evening show: 8-9:30 pm in the Totem Commonsblock Ballroom
Each show runs one hour, followed by an (optional) half-hour Question and Answer period. Register now for free!
Tuesday, October 19, 4:30 pm- 7 pm in the University Centre Ballroom. For more details, visit: https://news.ok.ubc.ca/2010/09/15/on-oct-19-depression-is-a-laughing-matter-at-ubc/.
Filed under: Events, Health and Well-Being