HR Manager Opportunity at UBC

A new HR Manager role is currently open on our UBC Careers site, for the Canadian International Resources & Development Institute (CIRDI).

View the full job description at Current UBC staff are invited to apply through Self-Service. The posting is open until June 15, 2016.

CIRDI is a coalition of the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and École Polytechnique de Montréal that was established in May 2013. CIRDI’s mandate is to act as a centre for Canadian and world-class expertise that assists developing countries to improve and strengthen their natural resource governance through policy, legislation, regulatory development and implementation, training, technical assistance and applied research.

The HR Manager will develop, implement and manage HR programs, policies, practices and procedures for CIRDI. This role will ensure that all HR programs reflect the international nature of CIRDI and the impact/challenges of employees (staff and students) working and/or being located in multiple countries.

If you are interested in learning more about this role, please contact Kathryn Stagg (HR Advisor) at 604-822-3788.

2015 Office Holiday Closures

For the HR community of practice

The HR office at the Vancouver campus will be closed over the holiday break (Dec. 24, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. through Jan. 1, 2016). We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2016.

Compensation Job Reviews

Compensation will be reviewing jobs up to and including Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. Compensation will commence reviewing jobs again in the new year on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

Holidays Contacts

Each unit has a designated person who will be monitoring emergency inquires over the week. To reach the voicemail of any HR unit, call 604-822-8111.

  • Advisory Services:  Voicemail can be left at 604-822-4233.
  • Faculty Relations: Voicemail can be left at 604-827-1010.
  • HRMS: Email
  • Housing and Relocation Services:  Voicemail can be left at 604-827-4098.
  • Pensions: Voicemails can be left at 604-822-8119 for the Staff Pension Plan and 604-827-3286 for the Faculty Pension Plan.
  • Total Compensation: Voicemail can be left at 604-827-2500 for Compensation, 604-822-6823 for Benefits and 604-827-3182 for Workplace Health Services.
  • Staff Finders: Voicemail can be left at 604-822-9465.

As our office will be closed, we will accept packages and deliveries when we re-open Jan. 4, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

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

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