Focus on People

Find out how UBC plans to be an inspiring place to work, research and teach

Find out how UBC plans to be an inspiring place to work, research and teach

We heard from students, faculty and staff about would inspire them to work at the university in 2025. Now available online, the Focus on People 2025 framework speaks to how the university intends to lead as a first-choice place to work – including our biggest opportunities and the actions we intend to take to get us there.

For HR practitioners and leaders, Focus on People 2025 offers us an opportunity to focus, align and elevate our work.

As you familiarize yourself with the framework, we invite you to consider:

  • What connections do you see between your unit/Faculty/portfolio priorities and Focus on People 2025?
  • Which catalyst areas align and support your work?
  • What opportunities do you see for collaboration to move our collective priorities forward?
  • In contrast, what are some of the small actions you can take day-to-day to make UBC an inclusive, vibrant, and inspiring place for you and your colleagues?

Whether it’s the focus of your work or the daily interactions we have with one another, together we make UBC an inspiring place to work, research, and teach. Read the framework online: http://focusonpeople.ubc.ca

2017-18 Focus on People Benchmark Report

2017-18 Focus on People Benchmark Report

The 2017-18 Focus on People Benchmark Report provides analytics and insights about UBC’s workforce. Taking into consideration the priorities in UBC’s new strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century, the information in the report is intended to begin to inform the university’s ability to:

  • Attract, engage and retain a diverse global community of outstanding student employees, faculty and staff;
  • Support the ongoing development of sustainable, healthy and connected campuses and communities; and
  • Cultivate a diverse community that creates and sustains equitable and inclusive campuses.

Many of the insights and calls-to-action are applicable university-wide, and we encourage you to think about how these apply to local areas.

Visit http://focusonpeople.ubc.ca/reporting/ to read the full report.

2018 President’s Awards for Staff Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the President’s Service Awards for Excellence and the President’s Staff Awards, presented by the university annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community.

President’s Service Awards for Excellence

The President’s Service Award for Excellence is presented each year to up to five outstanding staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the university, and who excel in their personal achievements.

This year’s President’s Service Awards for Excellence recipients are:

  • Andrew Arida, Associate Registrar & Director, Student Recruitment & Undergraduate Admissions, Enrolment Services
  • Enid Ho, Administrative Assistant, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
  • Chiara Longhi, Director, Student Services, Faculty of Forestry
  • Lynne Murchie, Associate Director, UBC Sauder Co-op Program
  • Charles Shi, International Student Advisor RCIC, International Student Development

President’s Staff Awards

The President’s Staff Awards at the Vancouver campus recognize the personal achievements and contributions that staff make to UBC, and to the vision and goals of the university.

This year’s President’s Staff Awards recipients are:

Leadership

  • Kari Marken, Educational Strategist, First Year Experience, Centre for Student Involvement & Careers
  • Ido Roll, Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology
  • David Speight, Executive Chef & Culinary Director, UBC Food Services

Emerging Leadership

  • Winnie Cheung, Lab Manager, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research Centre

Enhancing the UBC Experience

Creativity & Innovation

  • Sam Fenn and Gordon Katic, Media Producers, Department of Political Science | Michael Smith Laboratories
  • Grace Wong, Senior International Advisor, Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic

Community Engagement

  • Dylan Brown, Program Director, UBC Active Kids, School of Kinesiology
  • Lindsay Marsh, Program and Communications Manager, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Advancing Diversity & Inclusion

  • Alyssa Reyes, Intramural Events Coordinator, Athletics & Recreation

Wellbeing