Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan: New Sessions Sept. 7 & 14

We have two sessions in September for members of the Staff Pension Plan. If you are interested in attending, please register soon as these sessions fill up quickly.

These workshops will help attendees learn more about the plan, pensions in general, and related retirement considerations.

Course information

Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan
Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
or
Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Register online

Pride Convergence – Summer Edition, July 31

UBC Alumni and the Equity & Inclusion Office invite UBC LGBT2SQIA+ staff and faculty to the Summer Pride Convergence on July 31.

Meet other members of the UBC LGBT2SQIA+ community, enjoy complimentary food and drinks, and hear from UBC’s new Provost and VP Academic Professor Andrew Szeri.

RSVP to events@equity.ubc.ca

Date: July 31, 2017
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: Main Floor, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

Practical Project Management: Aug. 14-15, 2017

HR is hosting a two-day workshop on Practical Project Management on Aug. 14-15, 2017.

About the Workshop

Many people are finding projects an increasing part of their workload, yet still have their `day job’ responsibilities. Getting your project off to the best possible start is essential for success and tackling today’s project focused environment requires a straightforward, down to earth approach.

This two-day workshop provides practical, effective tools and proven processes that ensure your projects get off to a clear and solid start, ensuring they stay on track, and your deliverables are achieved on time and on budget.

Learning Outcomes

  • Establish effective communication lines from the start;
  • Develop concise intended outcomes and deliverables;
  • Build a Project Charter that is simple, yet effective in getting your projects off to the right start;
  • Use the most common tools used in Project Management including Network Diagram Dependency Charts, Gantt Charts and Work Breakdown Structures;
  • Sequence tasks to determine start dates, finish dates and milestones;
  • Use Critical Path Methodology to ensure projects are completed on time;
  • Recognize and prevent common Project Management mistakes;
  • Use criteria to measure and track your project;
  • Identify and evaluate risks and develop contingency plans
  • Effectively determine resource requirements

Audience

This session is designed for anyone who is involved in projects, as either a team member or project manager, and wants to learn the core basics and proven tools to help achieve more consistent project outcomes.

Course information

Practical Project Management
Aug. 14-15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $550
Tech Enterprise Facilities III, Room 610 [map]
Register online

Workplace First Aid for Employees at the Vancouver Campus

At UBC, departmental First Aid attendants are trained in Level 1 first aid to provide quick response to minor injuries. For more serious injuries in the workplace, UBC has a central Mobile First Aid unit. Mobile First Aid at the Vancouver campus is provided for employees (by the Vancouver Fire Department)  by calling 604-822-4444 (or 2-4444 from a university telephone). This service is available 24/7.

In the event of an emergency or serious injury, call 911, then call Mobile First Aid at 2-4444.

What happens when an employee calls 604-822-4444?

  • Calls to 604-822-4444 go to the non-emergency dispatch within the Metro Vancouver E-Comm Centre.
  • Workplace first aid incidents are directed to the Vancouver Fire Department for response.
  • All Fire Department Responders have Occupational First Aid Level 2 or higher certification.

When an employee calls 604-822-4444, they should:

  • Provide information on the condition of the patient;
  • Know the address of the building;
  • Send someone out to the main entrance to direct the Fire Department to the location of the patient.

Full information on first aid at UBC can be found at http://rms.ubc.ca/health-safety/safety-programs/first-aid/workplace-first-aid-for-employees/.

UBC Emergency Preparedness Exercise: June 28

UBC Vancouver is conducting an emergency exercise on June 28 on the south campus where Main Mall meets Agronomy Road [map].

Faculty, staff, students and visitors may notice role-playing activity, which will involve a simulated emergency, emergency responders and mock casualties. Please be assured that this will be a practice exercise and will not pose a risk to passers-by.

Anyone who experiences a true emergency during this time is advised to call 911.

HR Memo: July 1, 2017, General Wage Increase for AAPS & Non-Union Groups; General Wage Increase and Economic Stability Dividend Implementation for CUPE 2278 (June 21, 2017)

Yesterday, we distributed a memo with information on the July 1, 2017, General Wage Increase (GWI) for AAPS, CUPE 2278, Executive Administrative, Non-Union Technicians/Research Assistants, Farm Workers, and Research Associates, and the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) for CUPE 2278.

Note: In the original emailed memo, the text stated that the GWI and ESD have already been implemented. This has been amended to indicate that the GWI and ESD will be implemented in HRMS before the effective date of July 1, 2017.

See all HR memos at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/memos/.