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By Melissa Baluk on February 9, 2018
UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2018, the only post-secondary institution to receive this designation. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers.
This is the sixth consecutive year that UBC has received this award. Some of the services that UBC offers to support young employees:
- a Postdoctoral Fellows Office, which acts as a resource centre to help postdocs expand their professional skills; and
- a variety of in-house learning and development programs, including Coaching@UBC, career and personal development workshops, and an academic leadership development program for faculty.
Young employees and employees who are new to the workplace can take part in many UBC programs and initiatives to help welcome them to the community and grow in their careers.
UBC employees can access career navigation services, professional development funding and tuition waivers. As part of the university community, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part in workplace wellbeing initiatives, and access the athletics and recreation facilities at our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses as well as UBC’s many attractions.
Read more about Canada’s Top Employers awards at http://www.canadastop100.com/young_people/
Looking to join UBC? Check out our career listings at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/.
By Chelsey Maher on October 31, 2014
Vote – It’s your Pension Plan.
The Staff Pension Plan (SPP) Election for two Pension Board Directors is now under way. Your vote is your voice – have your say on who will sit on the pension board and represent the interests of Plan members.
Election packages were mailed to Plan members on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Follow the link below for candidate information and to vote online:
Voting closes at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. The results of the election will be posted on the SPP website on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
UBC Elections has been charged with the duty of holding elections of directors who are elected by and from the membership of the Plan. If you have any questions regarding this election, please e-mail email@example.com or call 604-827-0003.
By Breeonne Baxter on November 1, 2013
UBC HR and CTLT are pleased to announce a five-month pilot of lynda.com resources at UBC. Visit http://lynda.ubc.ca/ for more information and to register.
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 Breeonne Baxter on September 18, 2013
Recognizing the achievements and contributions of staff to UBC, 16 staff members have received the 2013 President’s Service Awards for Excellence, and President’s Staff Awards. Read more at the Focus on People website.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 18, 2013
All great achievements are the product of commitment. Learn more about UBC’s nine commitments by visiting the university’s Place and Promise Plan, reviewing the full annual report for progress and metrics, and exploring the stories below to see how students, faculty, staff, and alumni are bringing the commitments to life.