Information-Sharing, Knowledge Exchange, & Networking
In an institution as large as UBC, it’s nice to know that there are other peers that you can count on for information-sharing, knowledge exchange, and networking. There are a number of networking groups on campus that regularly meet to discuss industry issues and campus initiatives.
- Alumni Relations Roundtable
- Communicators Network
- Event Professionals Network
- Graduate Staff Network
- HR Networks
- Research Grant Facilitators Network
- Sustainability Coordinators
- Systems and Network Administrators Group (SNAG)
Alumni Relations Roundtable
The Alumni Relations Roundtable is a group of alumni relations professionals from academic and service units on campus, who meet monthly to address strategic questions that impact our planning and practice. Members of the Roundtable address such diverse topics as reunions, performance management, metrics, regional networks, graduation and integrated communications. The Roundtable also serves as a forum for professional development and shared learning in areas of interest for alumni relations. To find out about the next meeting, please contact Christina Salvatori at Alumni Affairs.
The Communicators Network comprises more than 350 communications professionals from the various academic and administrative units across both campuses. This group includes writers, photographers, designers, communications, marketing and web professionals. Led by UBC Communications and Marketing, the Communicators Network meets every two months to share best practices, provide information and stay connected. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the network.
Event Professionals Network
The Event Professionals Network helps to connect the events community at UBC through learning and networking opportunities. The group also creates opportunities to network with other event professionals at UBC, share resources with colleagues in other departments, view different venues on campus, and share event planning resources. Email Helen Gabor to join the network.
Graduate Staff Network
The Graduate Staff Network is a self-organized group of grad program staff from around campus who work directly with over 9,000 graduate-level students or in graduate related activities. As well as providing information on best practices and university services, professional development workshops, and a mentorship program for new staff, this Network of volunteers fosters an interactive and supportive community through regular meetings. For more information, visit blogs.ubc.ca/gradstaff/.
If you are a human resource provider for your department or faculty, consider joining HR Networks. A collective of HR Managers, Administrators, and staff from central HR, the group was shares working knowledge and case studies, and engages in dialogue around HR matters. For information about HR Network initiatives, visit the HR Networks website or contact Alex Bayne at email@example.com at 604.822.1839.
Research Grant Facilitators Network
The Research Grant Facilitators Network consists of grant facilitators and faculty members, with the goal of sharing information and strategies amongst people responsible for applying for research grants from all funding agencies. For a current list of individuals in the network, visit the Research Grant Facilitators Network website.
UBC’s Sustainability Coordinators enthusiastically spread a message of conservation by acting as early sustainability adopters, helping colleagues understand the impacts of their daily activities, and inspire positive change within their department and faculty. For more details on joining this group, visit the Sustainability Coordinators website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Systems and Network Administrators Group (SNAG)
The Systems and Network Administrators Group (SNAG) consists of individuals who are involved with computer networking and systems administration / IT at UBC. The group usually meets the third Monday of each month. Visit the SNAG Wiki for more details.
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