By Melissa Baluk on February 13, 2018
Research Associates at UBC are eligible to apply for funding to support your ongoing professional development.
The Professional Development (PD) Fund for Research Associates is a funding pool designed to help research associates (excluding honorary RAs) access learning opportunities to enhance professional knowledge, work performance, and career growth at UBC.
You can apply for up to $2,000 in reimbursements to cover a wide variety of PD-related expenses during the funding cycle that runs April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2018.
To confirm your personal available balance, visit Faculty & Staff Self-Service, and view the “myPD and Learning” section or “Staff PD” tab.
In order to meet the year-end deadlines, your completed PD claim form must be submitted to UBC Human Resources no later than Friday, March 23, 2018.
For guidelines and submission details, visit the Research Associate PD Fund website.
Questions? Please contact Susanna Mulligan or Cathy Faulconer, Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Chelsey Maher on November 28, 2017
The UBC Faculty Pension Plan (FPP) would like to congratulate Dr. Joy Begley and Dr. Lorenzo Garlappi, who have been re-elected as members of the UBC FPP Board of Trustees in the recent election. Their terms of office are from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021. Thank you to all the candidates and members who participated in this election.
By Chelsey Maher on October 26, 2017
Voting is now open for the election of two plan members to serve as trustees on the UBC Faculty Pension Plan Board, and you’re encouraged to cast your ballot. Your vote is important in determining who will sit on the pension board and represent the interests of plan members. Follow the link below for candidate statements and information on how to vote online or by paper ballot:
Voting closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, and the results of the election will be posted on the UBC Faculty Pension Plan website on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.
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 Chelsey Maher on November 1, 2016
The 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, November 1, 2016. Follow the link below for candidate information and to vote online:
Voting closes at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016. The results of the election will be posted on the SPP website on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
UBC Elections has been tasked with the duty of holding elections of Board members who are elected by and from the membership of the Plan. If you have any questions regarding this election, please email email@example.com or call 604-827-0003.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 23, 2015
The Fall issue of the Benefits FYI is now available.
- Are You Heart Healthy? Say Yes with CAMMPUS!
- Mental Health Support at UBC For Faculty & Staff
- UBC’s Workplace Health Services Unit: Vancouver Campus Return to Work/Remain at Work Program
- Partner with UBC Thrive 2015 for the Not Myself Today Campaign
- Who Pays For Health Care?
- Making Mental Health Resources Accessible to Men
- UBC Corporate Membership with Kids & Company – Another Child Care Option Available to You
- Your Input Requested! Participate in a Survey to Help Us Redesign Our Benefits, Workplace Health and Wellbeing Websites and Get a $10 Gift Card
- Benefits Stories: Hala’s Story
- Humans of Human Resources: Mark Trowell
By Breeonne Baxter on December 17, 2012
With winter upon us, UBC Human Resources would like to remind everyone of the UBC Winter Weather Procedure.
In the event of a heavy snowfall or extreme weather event, the University may make the decision to cancel classes and curtail non-essential services. In such an event, the University will broadcast the closure on the UBC.ca website, along with announcements on local radio and television.
Any closure will be campus-specific, so make sure to check out the UBC website for information on your campus.
Learn more about Winter Weather protocol at UBC.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 14, 2011
Sun Life, UBC’s benefits provider, has launched a new mobile app for iPhone and Blackberry.
With the app, you can
- submit and track medical, dental and vision claims;
- use your smartphone as your drug and travel cards;
- check plan balances; and
- use interactive tools to see how you can increase your savings.
Find out how to download the apps at http://www.sunlife.ca/mobile/.
Want to know more about UBC Benefits? Visit our Benefits site.
By Breeonne Baxter on August 31, 2011
UBC students (who pay AMS fees) are automatically enrolled in the UBC AMS/GSS Student Health Plan. If UBC faculty and staff are taking undergraduate or graduate courses with their tuition waivers, you can opt-out of the Student Health Plan by showing proof of coverage of your UBC Benefits. Similarly, if your dependent children are enrolled at UBC, they may be eligible to opt-out of the student health plan by showing proof of coverage through a parent’s benefits plan.
UBC Faculty or Staff with a child attending UBC
Eligible dependent children (up to the age of 25 and who are in full-time attendance in their program) who are covered under a parent’s UBC Extended Health and Dental Care plans may opt out of the UBC AMS/GSS Student Health plan if they provide confirmation of this coverage. To request a confirmation letter on behalf of your child, staff and faculty need to contact their Benefits Representative in Financial Services (see below). Once received, your dependent can request to opt-out of the plan by visiting www.ihaveaplan.ca.
UBC Faculty or Staff Taking Credit Courses at UBC
Staff and Faculty who are taking undergraduate or graduate courses may opt out of the UBC Student Health Plan. To opt-out of the UBC AMS/GSS Student Health Plan, staff and faculty must provide confirmation of their coverage under the UBC Extended Health Plan. The quickest way is to visit www.sunlife.ca/member and print their Sun Life coverage card. To make a request to opt-out of the plan, visit www.ihaveaplan.ca.
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