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. Some meet every three months; others more periodically.
Find out if there’s community of professionals like you at UBC by reviewing the list below.
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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.
UBC is home to a number of attractions, including the Museum of Anthropology, our Botanical Gardens, and the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Comprised of marketing and promotions staff who work at our attractions, this group meets regularly to discuss joint marketing and advertising initiatives. To find out about the next meeting, visit the Attractions at UBC website or contact Jennifer Webb.
There are a number of communication coordinators and managers across campus who support their department and faculty through event planning, marketing and promotions, and strategic communications planning. Led by UBC Public Affairs, this group meets quarterly to share best practices, provide information presentations, and stay connected. Contact Pearlie Davison to join in on the next meeting.
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 http://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 604-822-1839.
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,
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.