New Provost and Vice-President Academic: Andrew Szeri

Professor Andrew Szeri has been appointed as the new Provost and Vice-President Academic, for UBC Vancouver. He joins UBC from the University of California at Berkeley, and is due to formally begin his role on July 1, 2017.

Read the full announcement about the Vancouver campus’s new Provost at https://academic.ubc.ca/academic-community/appointments/announcing-new-provost-and-vp-academic-ubc-vancouver.

UBC Fact Sheet: 2016/17

The UBC Overview & Facts sheet has been updated for 2016/17. Visit the webpage or download the printable PDF.

 

HR Network News on Hiatus May 11, 2017

HR Network News will take a brief hiatus on May 11, returning to your inbox on May 25. At that time, we will be shifting the email announcement to a more visual style, while keeping the same great content for the HR community of practice at UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Our contacts list will continue to be maintained in-house by HR Communications. To subscribe or unsubscribe, email communications@hr.ubc.ca.

See you in a month!

Housing Education Series: Alternative Housing Options Seminar (May 11, 2017)

HR’s Faculty Staff Housing & Relocation Services team is hosting a seminar on Alternative Housing Options, on May 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The seminar will bring together a panel of experts to talk about alternatives to traditional renting and owning in Vancouver’s housing market. Topics include co-op housing, mixer mortgage and small/laneway homes.

View the full information at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/housing-relocation/files/Alternative-housing-seminar.pdf

All UBC faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Interested members can RSVP here or email us at info.facultyhousing@ubc.ca  before Friday May 5. Light refreshments will be provided and the seminar is free to attend.

PD Opportunity for the HR Community of Practice: Time Management: Planning, Prioritizing & Productivity (May 10, 2017)

HR is hosting a one-day workshop focusing in time management tips, tools and strategies so you can spend more time working toward high-value tasks.

Time Management: Planning, Prioritizing & Productivity
Date: May 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $275
Register online

You will:

  • Identify your time type
  • Develop strategies to align your activities with your goals
  • Optimize your productivity & decrease your stress
  • Recognize time-saving email tips
  • Distinguish between being busy and being productive
  • Share tools and technology to help manage their time more effectively
  • Determine what you get by procrastinating & how to conquer it
  • Apply a practical new mindset and toolset
  • Develop a specific plan of action to implement immediately

If you are interested in this courses, you may be able to use your professional development funding. Please visit the page for your employee group to learn more.