By Breeonne Baxter on October 11, 2011
On Oct. 20, at 10:20 a.m., UBC is participating in ShakeOut BC, the largest earthquake drill in Canadian History.
Visit the UBC ShakeOut page to download resources and learning materials for yourself and your co-workers, to educate yourself on what to do in the event of an earthquake.
The recent 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, 6.3 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand and 6.4 magnitude earthquake in British Columbia serve as reminders that earthquakes can happen anytime. As Vancouver is within a seismically active earthquake zone, an earthquake is inevitable. Even though BC hasn’t experienced a large earthquake along the coast in recent years, small earthquakes happen often. More than 1,200 are recorded each year across the province.
Learn more at http://riskmanagement.ubc.ca/news/shakeout
By Breeonne Baxter on September 19, 2011
Many thanks to all who braved the rain to attend the Welcome Back Staff BBQ on Sept. 15 at the Vancouver campus. It was great to see everyone, and we hope you had a great time.
Congratulations to B. Alexander for winning the 50/50 draw! And a big thank-you to everyone who donated to the United Way at the BBQ.
Now, for some pictures from the event:
By Breeonne Baxter on September 15, 2011
We are now accepting applications for the 2012 Leave for Change volunteer program. The deadline for applications is Oct. 7, 2011.
Every year, UBC sends six staff members abroad on the Leave for Change program, to volunteer in developing countries, sharing their knowledge and skills with others in an international setting.
Together with international volunteer agency Uniterra, UBC works to provide successful applicants with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Volunteer positions are diverse and range from technology training to youth leadership. Placements are offered in Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Nepal, Vietnam and more.
Visit our website to learn about eligibility and application process, program deadlines, and important information for applicants, as well as checking out the online diaries of past Leave for Change participants.
(Please note that this program is not open to faculty)
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.
By Breeonne Baxter on April 14, 2011
The three CUPE locals at UBC (CUPE 116, CUPE 2278, CUPE 2950) will host a memorial event that will take place at the CUPE 116 Memorial site between the Chan Centre and Rose Garden. All staff and faculty are invited to partake in the ceremony.
The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at Flag Pole Plaza, with introductions and speakers to start at 11:15 a.m. The event will conclude with a moment of silence.
Date: April 28, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Flag Pole Plaza
Speakers: Barry O’Neil (CUPE BC), Pierre Ouillet (UBC)
Event Listing at UBC Events
Download the Day of Mourning Poster
By Breeonne Baxter on March 5, 2010
On March 11/10, UBC will become one of 13 community stops on the Paralympic Torch Relay. To celebrate, the UBC 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Secretariat and UBC REC are planning a free campus-wide celebration which will be open to all students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends.
Paralympic Torch Relay Celebration
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SUB South Plaza, at the corner of University Boulevard and East Mall
For more information on the day’s events, visit the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Secretariat website.
UBC Paralympic Torchbearers
In this week’s edition, UBC Reports interviews UBC participants in the Paralympic Torch Relay, to get their thoughts on the event and what it means to the community. Check out the article to read stories from the UBC students, staff and faculty who are participating in the Torch Relay.
(And don’t forget to keep an eye on the Paralympic Games schedule at UBC… it might get pretty busy on the buses and the roads to Point Grey!)
By Breeonne Baxter on March 3, 2010
The start of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games is less than two weeks away!
UBC will host Ice Sledge Hockey at the UBC Thunderbird Arena. Twenty games will be played between March 13 and March 20, matching up eight countries.
The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Secretariat has posted the Ice Sledge Hockey schedule on their website. Of particular interest to people who work and study at the Point Grey campus will be Tuesday, March 16, during which four Ice Sledge Hockey games will be held at UBC. The first game begins at 10:00 a.m.
We will likely see an increase in traffic (both bus and vehicular) to campus on this day. Your regular commute may be impacted.
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.