HR News

Compensation Job Classification Reviews Moving to Tuesdays/Thursdays

Our Compensation team in HR has, for a number of years, conducted job classification reviews on Mondays and Thursdays. Effective Sept. 5, 2017, these reviews will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Cheng (Senior Manager, Compensation) at kathleen.cheng@ubc.ca.

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

Coaching For Personal and Professional Development Information Session: July 10

Join us for an information session at noon on July 10 to learn about Coaching@UBC‘s free professional coaching services for staff and faculty.

In this information session, you will learn:

  • What is Coaching?
  • How does Coaching work?
  • Why choose Coaching for personal or professional development?
  • How do I access Coaching at UBC?

Course information

Coaching For Personal and Professional Development
July 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Tech Enterprise Facilities III, Room 610 [map]
Register online

Upcoming Health & Wellbeing Courses: July, 2017

This July, we have two health and wellbeing courses that you may be interested in attending:

Learn to Meditate Series | July 12, 19 & 26

The three-part Learn to Meditate series is back by popular demand this summer! Wendy Quan will introduce you to the basic concepts of meditation and mindfulness techniques. This three-session course, tuned for the working environment, is designed for those both new and experienced in the world of mindfulness meditation.  You will learn to cultivate personal resilience, discover techniques to reduce and manage stress, and gain confidence to practice meditation and mindfulness.

Course information

Learn to Meditate
July 12, 19, 26, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $35
Tech Enterprise Facilities III, Room 610 [map]
Register online

Outdoor Explore Boot Camp – July 13

 This boot camp will show you simple exercises and movements you can do to increase your cardio, core strength, flexibility and overall wellbeing.

 Course information

Outdoor Explore Boot Camp
July 13, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Outside UBC Rec’s Ponderosa Commons Studio (6488 University Blvd.) [map]
Register online

For more information on health and wellbeing courses at UBC’s Vancouver campus, check out our Healthy UBC Newsletter.

Understanding Your Travel Benefits: June 20, 2017

The spring and summer are fast approaching and many staff and faculty are preparing for vacations both at home and abroad. A medical emergency while travelling can be a frightening and also costly experience. Join UBC Benefits Specialist Stephanie Mah for a one-hour session on understanding your UBC travel benefits, and ensure that your well-earned vacation is as stress free as possible.

This session will also include a Q & A period and we encourage you to come with questions.

June 20, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Point Grey: Life Sciences Centre room 1002
DHCC/VGH room 2263 (webcast)
Register Online

Learn more about your UBC travel benefits (part of the staff and faculty extended health plan).