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New Faculty/Staff Social Events

Date Event Description
June 2017 Sea Safari
July 2017 Stand Up Paddleboarding/ Kayaking

For information on any of these events, please contact melanie.groom@ubc.ca.

Additional workshops and social events to be added – stay tuned!

Housing Events

If you have questions on any of the housing events, please contact info.facultyhousing@ubc.ca.

Upcoming Education Seminars and Tours

DateEvent Description

Date Event Description
27-May 2017 Housing Neighbourhood Tour – Downtown
This tour aims to provide an opportunity to experience and explore a variety of housing options and neighbourhoods. The tour is guided by an experienced real estate professional. Please click here for further details.

Past Events

Date Event Description
11-May 2017 Alternative Housing Options Seminar
Renting and owning a home is a significant challenge for many in Vancouverdue to housing availability, suitability and  affordability. Are there any alternatives to traditional options of renting and owning?Please join us on May 11 to learn more about:

  • Housing co-ops
  • Mixer mortgages
  • Small homes and laneway homes

Please click here for further details.

25-Mar-17

1-Apr-17

Housing Neighbourhood Tour 
This tour aims to provide an opportunity to experience and explore a variety of housing options and neighbourhoods. The tour is guided by an experienced real estate professional. Please click here for further details.
16-Nov-16 Rent Smart
This seminar aims to provide information on rental market in vanocuver and how to be a smart renter, including:
– an overview of the rental markets on and off campus
– where and how to find the right rental units, landlords
– start/end a tenancy (leases, deposits, moving in/out, notices, claims for damages, etc.)
– your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
– tenants and landlords Dos and DontsClick here for the details of the event.
22-Oct-16 Housing Neighbourhood Tour – Dunbar, Kerrisdale, Marpole
This tour aims to provide an opportunity to experience and explore a variety of housing options and neighbourhoods. It is a fun and informative day of exploring neighbourhoods of Dunbar, Kerrisdale and Marpole and learning about housing options available in those neigbourhoods. The tour is guided by an experienced real estate professional.Click here for details of the event.
29-Sep-16 Home Buyer Seminar
This seminar will bring in a panel of experts to provide you with valuable insight on home purchase before you decide to take that critical step to become a successful homeowner.
– What are the current housing market and future outlook, such as, prices, supply and market fundamentals?
– Are you financially ready? What type of home is right for you?
– What is the buying process from start to finish?
– What are the mortgage options? need mortgage pre-approval?
– What’s involved in pre-sales and resales, leasehold and free hold properties?
– What’s the role of lawyers? what are the legal considerations and documents?
– What about closing costs, home warranties and strata councils?
– Where to find reliable resources and professionals that can help with home purchase?
Click here for details of the event.
23-Jul-16 Housing Neighbourhood Tour – Kits, Mount Pleasant, Riley Park
This tour aims to provide an opportunity to experience and explore a variety of housing options and neighbourhoods. It is a fun and informative day of exploring neighbourhoods of Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and Main St and learning about housing options available in those neigbourhoods. The tour is guided by an experienced real estate professional.
Click here for details of the event.

Housing Policy and Program Update

Latest information pertaining to submission deadlines, events and other important housing related dates are below. Please keep an eye on this page for upcoming news which may relate to your application. If you have any questions, please contact info.facultyhousing@ubc.ca

Date Event Description
14-Feb-17 The University has requested that Village Gate Homes stratify the waitlist into priority bands based on the new Faculty and Staff Housing Eligibility and Allocation Guidelines (the Guidelines), effective immediately in order to ensure strategic use of the growing but currently limited faculty and staff rental inventory. As a result, the access to the Village Gate Homes units is prioritized as below:

  • 1st priority: Full-time tenure stream faculty members
  • 2nd priority: Full time staff/ librarian/ post docs/ clinical faculty with at least 80% UBC paid appointment
  • 3rd priority: Clinical faculty with less than 80% UBC paid appointment/ adjunct faculty/ sessional instructors/ visiting scholars/ Non-UBC employees who work on-campus (e.g. TRIUMF, Forintek)

Please review the new Eligibility and Allocation Guidelines for further details and contact us if you have any questions.

6-Dec-16 The Board of Governors approved the 10 year faculty housing strategy. This spotlight on faculty housing programs has focused on finding ways to strengthen strategic recruiting and retention effectiveness of both the rental program (its appeal, pace of inventory expansion, continued affordability, and timely availability to new recruits arriving from out of town) as well as improved funding and geographic flexibility for the faculty ownership program, click here for details.
21-Nov-16 An updated proposal in response to the 2015 Faculty Home Ownership Program consultation was considered by the Board Finance Committee on November 21, 2016. It will go forward to the Board on December 6, 2016 for consideration. The report can be viewed online here.

The resulting proposal — the  10-year Faculty Housing Strategy — expands rental options, increases supply and format choices, increases downpayment assistance, and introduces more flexible homeownership loan program for home purchases anywhere in Metro Vancouver. Its proposed changes respond to the feedback above from faculty members in 2015 and subsequent discussions with Deans.

Click here for the link to the program update webpage.

09-Jun-16 Eton by Polygon Information Session exclusive to Faculty/Staff will be held on June 9, Open House for faculty and staff is open on June 16 from 4:30– 6:30pm at Eton Presentation Centre, 5696 Berton Avenue. Advance contract signing is by appointment on 17th. Please contact the sales center at (604) 329-7547 or achuck@polyhomes.com
UBC is not marketing or selling the Polygon Eton project units and this information does not constitute an offering for sale or promotion for sale of any of the Eton units.
01-Jun-16
02-Jun-16
08-Jun-16
FHOP Info Sessions: Information session for 2nd Mortgage Loan approved applicants. The session gave the participants the overview of the program including:
– eligibility, including eligible developments on campus
– requirements for maintaining your loan
– repayment triggers
– taxable benefits
04-Apr-16 Faculty Staff Advance Purchase opportunity in the latest new market project on-campus: Virtuoso by Adera (Lot 23) is available until Thursday April 7, 2016, for all faculty and staff. (This is not a discount). A special Open House will be held in their Presentation Centre on Wednesday evening 4-8pm, and advance priority appointments may be made for those unable to make the Open House time.
Please contact Adera for information: Email: virtuoso@adera.com
Telephone: Sales Manager, Linda Therrien at (604) 221-8878.
UBC is not marketing or selling the Adera Virtuoso project units and this information does not constitute an offering for sale or promotion for sale of any of the Virtuoso units.
11-Mar-16 The third cycle of the Second Mortgage Loan program is now open, please click here to apply. The applications for Provost’s Priority Childcare Placement Program are also currently being accepted, click here to apply. The deadline for faculty members to submit their Request for Consideration and supporting documentation for either of these programs is Sunday, April 10, 2016 at midnight.
11-Mar-16 The third cycle of the Second Mortgage Loan program is now open, please click here to apply. The applications for Provost’s Priority Childcare Placement Program are also currently being accepted, clickhere to apply. The deadline for faculty members to submit their Request for Consideration and supporting documentation for either of these programs is Sunday, April 10, 2016 at midnight.
22-Feb-16 Consultation Results and Next Steps for proposed 2015 FHOP Revisions: Thank you to all faculty members who shared their perspective on the June 2015 proposal.
22-Feb-16 Faculty & Staff Housing Needs Survey 2016: In order to ensure that ongoing housing policy development at the university is appropriately informed by an accurate picture of the housing needs, preferences and demographic profile of its faculty and staff, the University is conducting a 5 year update to its Faculty Staff Housing Needs Study until March 6th. All faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the voluntary Faculty Staff Housing Needs Survey 2016 to ensure the important baseline information it generates is as representative as possible.
22-Feb-16 New application opening for the 2nd Mortgage Loan Program:
Applications will be invited soon for the 3rd cycle of the three-year pilot 2nd Mortgage Loan Program. Check back in the next few weeks for updated timeline and instructions.

British Columbia Statutory Holidays – 2017

  • Monday, January 2 — New Year’s Day observed
  • Monday, February 13 — Family Day
  • Friday, April 14 — Good Friday
  • Monday, April 17 — Easter Monday*
  • Monday, May 22 — Victoria Day
  • Monday, July 2 — Canada Day observed
  • Monday, August 7 — BC Day
  • Monday, September 4 — Labour Day
  • Monday, October 9 — Thanksgiving Day
  • Monday, November 13 — Remembrance Day observed
  • Monday, December 25 — Christmas Day
  • Monday, December 26 — Boxing Day *
  • Monday, January 1, 2018 — New Year’s Day

*UBC recognizes Boxing Day and Easter Monday as paid holidays.