Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 35. This bulletin has information regarding the positive ratification vote by IUOE 882 members.
Read Bargaining Bulletin 35.
By Breeonne Baxter on August 14, 2018
We have three upcoming office ergonomics training sessions – all UBC staff and faculty are invited to attend.
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The Ergonomics program at UBC strives to have an Office Ergonomics Representative for each department. Office Ergo Reps are trained by the Ergonomics Advisor in simple computer workstation set-up, signs and symptoms of injuries from poor ergonomic set-up and control strategies to reduce or prevent symptoms.
At this training, Office Ergo Rep participants will learn:
Participants will also be provided with training material to share with their colleague
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What To Expect: This workshop will provide participants with important information about different types of sit-stand desks and platforms available on the market. Understanding the pros and cons of each will assist departments, staff and faculty in deciding which option is most suitable.
Product samples will be available for participants to try out in order to get an idea of how the different models impact positioning and workflow.
Workshop participants will also learn proper set-up for sit-stand desks and how frequently to alternate positions. Participants will receive information on UBC’s Sit-Stand Demo Program and process.
This workshop is for managers, purchasing personnel and staff/faculty who are considering getting a sit-stand desk or platform.
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What To Expect:
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury.
This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation and a practical session giving you hands on experience adjusting typical office equipment.
By the end of the tutorial you will know how to set up your chair, keyboard/mouse and monitor to promote neutral working postures.
By Melissa Baluk on July 4, 2018
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:
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.
By Breeonne Baxter on June 8, 2018
All UBC staff and faculty are invited to watch Rehearsing Conflict’s free workshop performance on Thursday, June 21 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Dorothy Somerset Studio 6361 University Blvd), brought to you by Conflict Theatre@UBC. Please RSVP online.
Rehearsing Conflict is theatre with a mission: supporting constructive conflict engagement on UBC campus. To do this, we use forum theatre techniques to explore and perform real stories of conflict from our community to find new solutions, challenge assumptions, and build understanding. In this theatre performance put on by participants in the Summer Intensive workshop, audience members are welcome to watch and can volunteer to join us on stage and take part in the conversation. Everyone is welcome.
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 September 22, 2017
By Breeonne Baxter on September 20, 2017
By Breeonne Baxter on September 15, 2017
Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 33. This bulletin has an update regarding IUOE 882’s strike notice.
Read Bargaining Bulletin 33.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 11, 2017
Each year, the President’s Office and Human Resources welcomes UBC staff to the new academic year with the Welcome Back Staff BBQ.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Flag Pole Plaza [map]
This event is for UBC employees with “staff” appointments (not faculty or student appointments). If you have not already registered, you can sign up for a wristband on the day of the event. Please bring your UBC Card.
Please visit http://www.ceremonies.ubc.ca/staffbbq/faqs/ for more information about the event.
The Staff Welcome Back BBQ is hosted by the President’s Office and Human Resources, and produced by Ceremonies & Events.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 8, 2017
By Breeonne Baxter on August 28, 2017
We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the President’s Staff Awards at the Vancouver campus. These awards recognize the personal achievements and contributions that our staff make to UBC, and to the vision and goals of the University.
This year’s President’s Staff Awards recipients are:
Creativity & Innovation
Enhancing the UBC Experience
Advancing Diversity & Inclusion
Please visit http://focusonpeople.ubc.ca/2017/08/28/2017-presidents-staff-awards-vancouver-campus/ to read all about the accomplishments of these recipients.