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HR Website Maintenance, Oct. 1, 2017: 10pm-12am

The HR website (hr.ubc.ca) will be undergoing server maintenance on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. During this period, you may experience brief periods of inaccessibility.

If you have any questions or run into any problems with the job application process, please contact the HR Service Centre between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday at 604-822-8111.

Orange Shirt Day (Sept. 29): Recognizing the history and the legacy left behind by Residential Schools

A message from the Equity & Inclusion Office

Each year on Sept. 30, we recognize Orange Shirt Day as an acknowledgement of the harm that the residential school system did to thousands of indigenous children. At the same time, Orange Shirt Day has come to mean more – it is an opportunity to do anti-racism work and to reinforce anti-bullying policies; it is a time to come together in reconciliation and truth. Join us and wear orange on Sept. 29.

On April 1, 2017, UBC raised a Reconciliation Pole at the Vancouver campus symbolizing the experiences of residential school students and the path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Likewise, at UBC Okanagan, the Story Poles by Les Louis represent the seven bands of the Okanagan Nation Alliance and uses ancestral pictographs to tell their stories.

As a teaching, learning, and research institution, UBC’s efforts are further focused on exploring and advancing knowledge in regards to our collective history and experiences, including through the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre scheduled to be open in 2017/2018 academic year.

Learn more at http://equity.ubc.ca/2017/09/26/orange-shirt-day-every-child-matters/.

Return to Learning This Fall – Professional Development Funds Available

It’s “back to school” at UBC, and with it comes new opportunities for a fresh approach to work and a renewed motivation for personal learning and ongoing professional development. We invite you to take advantage of the available funds to pursue learning activities that will help you to grow in your career at UBC.

September marks the half-way point the UBC Staff Professional Development Funds claim year (April 1 – March 31).

Individual funding maximums and guidelines vary based on your employee group affiliation as noted below:

Staff – April 1 to March 31 funding year

Faculty – July 1 to June 31 funding year

Faculty – Non-standard funding year

Additional personal and professional development opportunities are available, including:

  • Tuition waivers to offset the cost of UBC credit courses, as well as UBC Extended Learning and approved Sauder School of Business Continuing Business Studies courses.
  • Lynda.com, “anytime learning” online courses that can help you brush up on your technical, creative, or workplace business skills – available free of cost for all UBC faculty and staff.
  • Professional development workshops (Vancouver | Okanagan)

Questions?

Staff Professional Development Funds (Vancouver campus, all M&P, all Exec Admin, all SUD)
604-822-6314
pd.funds@ubc.ca

BCGEU Okanagan Professional Development Fund (Okanagan campus)
250-807-8829
dianne.dejong@ubc.ca

Faculty Professional Development Reimbursement (all campuses, faculty and sessional lecturers )
604-822-2044
pdr@finance.ubc.ca

Research Associates Professional Development Fund (all campuses)
604-822-6314
pd.funds@ubc.ca

Postdoctoral Fellows Travel Awards (Vancouver campus)
postdoctoral.fellows@ubc.ca

 

Focus on People 2016-17 Benchmark Report

The 2016-17 Benchmark Report examines the employment data for UBC’s workforce, looking at insights and trends in areas that inform the outstanding work environment goals at UBC. Visit http://focusonpeople.ubc.ca/reporting/benchmark-reports/ to read the full report.