Events

Next Integrated Renewal Program HR update call: March 5

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Integrated Renewal Program HR update call on Feb. 14.  If you weren’t able to make it, or you would like to review the slides and the call, there is a recording available.

Our next HR IRP call-in session will be March 5, 9:00-10:00 a.m. All human resources practitioners at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses are invited to join through phone or by video-conference.

March 5 agenda

  • Update on supervisory organization data validation work
  • Update on customer confirmation sessions
  • Review upcoming community activities and engagements– including when you can ‘see’ Workday

RSVP

If you are interested in participating in the call, email integrated.renewal@ubc.ca to RSVP.

Let’s talk about mental health on Jan. 30

Let’s talk about mental health on Jan. 30

On Jan. 30, let’s talk about mental health. Bell Let’s Talk Day is an opportunity to join a national conversation about mental health challenges and help reduce the stigma around mental illness.

UBC is committed to building mentally healthy workplaces where all employees can thrive – and we all have a part to play. Our ability to live, learn, work and support one another at UBC depends on our mental health and resilience. Bell Let’s Talk Day is one of the ways we encourage UBC faculty, staff and students to think about mental health, to reach out to one another and connect with the resources, services and supports available at UBC and in the broader community.

Here are five simple ways you can support mental health at UBC*:

  1. Learn about the mental health supports available.
  2. Find out how you can help a colleague in distress or help a student in distress.
  3. Register for a mental health training program or workshop at UBC Vancouver.
  4. Use Early Alert to share concerns about students.
  5. Find out if your workplace has a Wellbeing Liaison – there are over 70 on the Vancouver campus who focus on supporting student wellbeing! If your department/unit doesn’t have a Liaison, consider becoming one.

* Available at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan unless otherwise noted.

End the stigma around mental illness

One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.

Bell Let’s Talk offers 5 simple ways to help end the stigma that keeps too many who struggle with mental illness from seeking the help they need:

  • Language matters
  • Educate yourself
  • Be kind
  • Listen and ask
  • Talk about it

Get involved with Bell Let’s Talk Day at UBC

  • Jan. 25 (7:00 p.m.): Attend the Bell Let’s Talk Women’s Hockey Game, UBC vs. Saskatchewan at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (UBC Vancouver)
  • Jan. 30: Visit one of the many Bell Let’s Talk booths hosted by the Wellness Peers and student leader groups all over campus (UBC Vancouver)

Thank you for supporting Bell Let’s Talk Day and for contributing to a safe, healthy and respectful community at UBC.


About Bell Let’s Talk Day
Bell Let’s Talk is a charitable program dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health across Canada. Since 2010, Bell has committed to donate at least $100 million to support a wide range of mental health organizations, large and small, from coast to coast focusing on anti-stigma, care and access, workplace mental health and research. Annually, on Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each engagement on social media.

Next Integrated Renewal Program HR update call: Jan. 29, 2019

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Integrated Renewal Program HR update call on Dec. 6 If you weren’t able to make it, or you would like to review the slides and the call, there is a recording available.

Our next HR IRP call-in session will be Jan. 29, 9:00-10:00 a.m. All human resources practitioners at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses are invited to join through phone or by video-conference.

Jan. 29 agenda:

  • Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) Update
  • HR Work Stream Update – what has the team been working on and what is planned for the next 30 days
  • Supervisory Organizations – details of upcoming data validation with the community
  • Q & As

If you are interested in participating in the call, please contact IRP at integrated.renewal@ubc.ca to RSVP.