By Breeonne Baxter on October 31, 2018
The 2017-18 Focus on People Benchmark Report provides analytics and insights about UBC’s workforce. Taking into consideration the priorities in UBC’s new strategic plan, Shaping the Next Century, the information in the report is intended to begin to inform the university’s ability to:
- Attract, engage and retain a diverse global community of outstanding student employees, faculty and staff;
- Support the ongoing development of sustainable, healthy and connected campuses and communities; and
- Cultivate a diverse community that creates and sustains equitable and inclusive campuses.
Visit http://focusonpeople.ubc.ca/reporting/ to read the full report.
By Chelsey Maher on October 26, 2018
The UBC Staff Pension Plan (SPP) Election for two Pension Board members is now under way. Your vote is important in determining who will sit on the pension board and represent the interests of Plan members.
Election packages were mailed to Plan members on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Follow the link below for candidate information and to vote online:
Voting closes at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018. The results of the election will be posted on the SPP website on Monday, December 3, 2018.
UBC Elections has been tasked with the duty of conducting the election on behalf of the Plan. If you have any questions regarding this election, please email email@example.com or call 604.827.0003.
By Melissa Baluk on September 28, 2018
In the world of organizational development, coaching has become the most effective tool to accelerate results in learning and professional development and building engaged workplaces.
UBC is awarded the 2018 Honourable Mention for the International Prism Award, a prestigious honour from the International Coach Federation that recognizes the impact of UBC’s rigorous coaching in all its facets and in a number of areas, from personal development to shaping the organizational culture and addressing strategic goals.
Across the organization, UBC encourages students, staff and faculty to lead through a coach approach to discover and explore new ways of learning – from leadership programs to performance conversations. Since 2001, over 4,300 faculty and staff have accessed free, one-on-one professional coaching services through the Coaching@UBC program and Career Navigation and Transition services. The community of coaches currently includes 55 internal coaches (those coaches who also work at UBC) as well as 27 external coaches. UBC also offers staff and faculty electing to pursue ICF-accredited coaching training access and scholarship awards for the UBC Coaching Internship Program. In addition, UBC offers part-time ICF-accredited training through Extended Learning in the UBC Certificate in Organizational Coaching program.
UBC was shortlisted as one of four global finalists earlier this summer, and the award was announced on September 26, 2018 at the Human Capital Institute’s Learning and Leadership Development Conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Congratulations to all!
Coaching@UBC provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to focus and move forward on career goals through the exploration of ideas and candid dialogue with a confidential and unbiased thinking partner. Learn more.
By Chelsey Maher on May 24, 2018
The Staff Pension Plan 2017 Annual Report is available online.
The report includes a Message from the Chair and Executive Director, highlights for the Plan, membership and administration statistics, a review of the Plan’s funds and investment performance, FAQs, and information about how to access your pension information online. View the 2017 Annual Report.
By Chelsey Maher on April 19, 2018
The UBC Faculty Pension Plan’s annual report, 2017 Year in Review, is now available online. The report celebrates the Plan’s 50th anniversary with plan highlights, membership and financial statistics, fund and investment managers’ rates of return, and a market commentary. The Plan’s audited Financial statements will be available by the end of April 2018.
By Chelsey Maher on April 19, 2018
On Wednesday, May 16, the UBC Faculty Pension Plan (FPP) will host its Pension Forum. This annual event is a great opportunity for members to hear the latest news about their pension plan and to meet the Plan’s trustees, management and staff. There will be a presentation on the Plan’s 2017 investment performance and a review of the 2017/18 initiatives. We will also offer a live webcast of the presentation for members who are unable to attend the event in person.
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.)
Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (Jack Poole Hall, second floor), Vancouver Campus [map]
Visit faculty.pensions.ubc.ca/pensionforum for event details and registration information. Please note that registration is required for attendance in person. Registration is not required for the webcast.
By Breeonne Baxter on June 12, 2017
UBC has offered staff and faculty entrance and exit surveys for eight years. The feedback gathered from these surveys is important because it provides the University with insights into why faculty and staff join UBC, and why they choose to leave. This information helps support decisions about priorities and initiatives that impact the faculty and staff experience at UBC.
To improve the entrance and exit user experience, we have updated the survey questionnaires and moved the surveys to a secure third-party platform located in Canada.
If you have questions about the surveys, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Chelsey Maher on May 25, 2017
The SPP Pension Fair takes place on Wednesday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The fair will be held in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre [map]. This is a drop-in event; no RSVP is required.
The Pension Fair is a great opportunity for members to learn more about their pension plan and increase their pension knowledge. We are also pleased to have the following groups in attendance:
- UBC Retirement and Survivor Benefits
- UBC Employee and Family Assistance Program
- UBC Investment Management Trust (IMANT) Inc.
- CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons)
Visit the SPP Pension Fair event website for more details.
By Chelsey Maher on April 13, 2017
On Wednesday, May 10, the UBC Faculty Pension Plan (FPP) will host its Pension Forum. This annual event is a great opportunity for members to hear the latest news about their pension plan and to meet the Plan’s trustees, management and staff. There will be a presentation on the Plan’s 2016 investment performance and a review of the 2016/17 initiatives.
This year, we are offering a live webcast of the presentation for members who are unable to attend the event in person. Webcast details will be emailed to members in early May. The webcast link will also be posted on the Plan’s website at faculty.pensions.ubc.ca/pensionforum. Members are encouraged to make sure their email address is up-to-date.
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.)
Location: Commons Block, Marine Drive Residence, 2205 Lower Mall, Vancouver Campus [map]
Visit the following link for event details and registration: faculty.pensions.ubc.ca/pensionforum
By Breeonne Baxter on September 26, 2016
Today, we have launched our new Workplace Wellbeing & Benefits site.
To reflect the new approach to health and wellbeing at UBC, we have built a new and improved site for faculty and staff to access details about their UBC benefits, and ways to be healthy at work and in your personal lives.
New Site Features
This section consolidates the previous benefits section of the HR website, and includes details for the active and retiree plans, as well as how to get started, and how to make a claim.
With our Life Events section, we focus on providing information on common life events that might necessitate changes in your benefits.
- Moving to British Columbia
- Marriage & Common Law
- Separation & Divorce
- Having or Adopting a Child
- Dependent Children Between 19 & 25
- Illness & Injury
- Death & Terminal Illness
- Working Past Age 65
- Leaving UBC
This section brings together information on services provided by the University to employees for health in the workplace.
- Accidents in the Workplace
- Occupational & Preventive Health
- Healthy Workplaces Initiatives Fund
- Remain at Work/Return to Work Program
- Personal Safety on Campus
- UBC Thrive
- Breastfeeding Friendly Spaces at UBC
This section has information for individuals who are interested in learning more about their personal physical, mental and nutritional health.
This page contains information about our upcoming health and wellbeing events.
For years, we’ve heard from our audience that a lot of UBC’s terminology can be confusing for those who are new or who do not interact with the services frequently. We have created this A-Z listing page to help you find information based on what you’re looking for.
We invite you to look at the new site, and if you have any feedback, please let us know in our feedback survey.