Events

Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan: Aug. 22

We have an upcoming Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan information session for members of the Staff Pension Plan. If you are interested in attending, please register soon as these sessions fill up quickly.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Detailed location information will be given upon registration.
Presenter: Debbie Wilson, Director, UBC Staff Pension Plan
Register online

Community Leadership Program 2018-19 Information Sessions: July 12 & 23

Community Leadership Program 2018-19 Information Sessions: July 12 & 23

CLP 2017 Reading Week Kick-Off (Photo credit: Justin Lee)

Are you interested in an experiential leadership opportunity?

The UBC Community Leadership Program is an opportunity for emerging leaders to explore what leadership means to them by enhancing leadership skills, partnering with UBC student leaders, and giving back to community organizations.

Staff from all employee groups, as well as graduate students, are welcome to apply for this program. There is no cost to participants.

Join us at one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more:

UBC Community Leadership Program Information Sessions
July 12 or July 23, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tech Enterprise Facilities III, Room 610
RSVP through our program catalog

Visit clp.ubc.ca for more information and to learn about the impact of last year’s program. If you can’t attend one of the information sessions and have questions about the program, please email Stephanie Thorpe, Workplace Learning Facilitator.

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/.