Changes to HR Network News

For the HR Community of Practice

With the launch of the new Faculty & Staff Working at UBC newsletter, we will  be making some slight changes to how we distribute information for faculty and staff in the HR Network News. We hope this will bring an improved and streamlined newsletter into your inbox every second Thursday.

We will be focusing this newsletter on bringing the UBC HR community of practice an improved bi-weekly communications, with information relevant to the operations of the university through the HR lens (managing, recruiting, operational, planning, etc.), and for HR professionals’ workplace learning opportunities and career development.

We will continue to list issues and events for faculty and staff that are relevant to the employee’s work relationship at UBC, such as information about benefits, compensation, safety, career and  professional development, and recognition (to name a few). For all other information for faculty and staff at UBC, we encourage you and your faculty and staff to subscribe to the Working at UBC newsletter, and to visit

If you have any questions, or to submit content to HR Network News, please email

Stat Holiday Alert: Labour Day (Sept. 1, 2014)

For HR Administrators

This year, the Labour Day stat holiday will be Sept. 1, 2014.

If you have questions about calculating stat holiday pay for your employees, contact your HR Associate for guidelines.

See the full list of UBC Statutory Holidays.

Join HR Networks

For the HR community  of practice at UBC

The HR Networks is a community of practice for all Human Resources professionals across campus. We encourage all HR professionals to join the Network, in order to keep up-to-date on Human Resources happenings at the university.

The HR Networks distribution list is used to send communications from the Department of Human Resources to the UBC HR community of practice, primarily the bi-weekly HR Network News, as well as HR memos and Bargaining Bulletins.

To subscribe to the HR Networks distribution list, email If you have HR colleagues who would like to be subscribed, please have them contact us.

If you would like to unsubscribe from the distribution list, email


New Careers Website

For Faculty and Staff

The new Careers website launched June 12, 2014. It aims to better highlight the people and the opportunities that exist across UBC. In addition to its fresh, new look, the site introduces new features and content based on the work developing a career navigation framework and the UBC employer story.

Highlights include:

  • Six staff career categories to provide transparency into the types of roles available. All staff roles have been mapped to the six categories. Each career category page on the site shows current openings in each category.
  • Introduction to the resources that are available to support faculty and staff to  think about their careers, including the introduction of Pooja Khandelwal as the Career Navigation and Transition Consultant.
  • UBC staff and faculty career stories, intended to share career possibilities at UBC and inspire those within and outside the university.
  • The “UBC Advantage” – a clear articulation of what UBC offers as an employer and what makes us different, based on five elements.

We hope you take time to explore the site and come back to it often as you think about your career and the career of others.