By Catherine Pitman on September 24, 2013
UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2013. This is the first time UBC has been named to this list.
Canadian organizations are named to this annual list primarily because of the opportunities they provide to develop skills and experience, such as learning programs, work learn opportunities, and educational assistance. The judges also consider perks like onsite fitness and recreation facilities, vacation time, and social opportunities.
UBC offers diverse learning and development opportunities, including leadership development through the Community Leadership Program and Leave for Change, Managing at UBC (for new managers), free one-on-one coaching, and tuition waivers that cover fees for UBC’s academic and continuing studies courses. Additionally the university’s size and breadth enable young people to explore diverse roles and stay at the same organization.
New grads who work at UBC can continue to benefit from many aspects of the university experience, easing the transition from student to professional life. Some of these benefits include access to UBC Library, Canada’s second largest research library; access to one of Canada’s largest intramural programs; opportunities to participate in on campus clubs and events; and, opportunities to work with or alongside some of the world’s best researchers and innovators.
Compared to many employers, UBC provides an experience that’s “not your typical day-to-day.” It’s up to you to explore the possibilities. Interested in learning more? Check out the UBC Zone at Career Days October 2 and 3, 10 am to 4 pm in the SUB Concourse and Ballroom.
By Catherine Pitman on 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.
By Catherine Pitman on September 9, 2011
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.
By Catherine Pitman on September 8, 2011
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.
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.