50/50 Yoga Pilates: Aug. 1

Join HR’s Health Promotions team for a free 50/50 Yoga Pilates class on Aug. 1. 50/50 Yoga Pilates consists of 50% standing Pilates work, which integrates Pilates principles into lower-body work, and 50% yoga mat work to strengthen the core with complementary exercises. There will be some mats available however quantities are limited. Participants who have their own mats are encouraged to bring them.


Date: Aug. 1, 2019
Time: 11:00-11:55 a.m.
Location: Life Building, ARC Main Level Studio [map]
Register online

Search for the new Vice President, Human Resources

Search for the new Vice President, Human Resources

The search has been launched for the new Vice President, Human Resources.

UBC’s Vice President, Human Resources, reports to the President and oversees a human resources portfolio that includes equity and inclusion; human resources advisory partnerships; central operational services; total compensation; health & wellbeing; strategic workplace initiatives; learning & engagement; strategic faculty relations; housing and relocation services; and human resources management systems.

You can view the posting at executive search firm Caldwell Partner’s website, job ID 190525.

July 10 IRP HR call-in session: Delegations in Workday; Subscribe to IRP newsletter

Subscribe to the IRP newsletter

The Integrated Renewal Program newsletter provides information on the project, and helps create awareness and understanding about the program. To learn more and to subscribe, visit The next edition of the newsletter is scheduled to go out this afternoon, and will have information regarding validation and security role mapping timelines.

Next IRP HR Call

The next Integrated Renewal Program HR call-in session will be July 10, 9:00-10:00 a.m., where the team will provide an overview and demo of delegations in Workday. Human resources practitioners at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses are invited to join.


  • Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) update
  • HR work stream update: what has the team been working on and what is planned for the next 30 days
  • Overview and demo of delegations in Workday


If you are interested in participating in the call, email to RSVP. A member from the IRP team will send you an invitation.

IRP HR call-in session recordings

A recording of all previous IRP HR call-in sessions are available on the IRP website under HR/Payroll Workstream resources. New recordings are posted within 3-4 business days of the sessions. To obtain the password to view the IRP HR call-in session recordings, please email

New employee handbooks for Executive Administrative staff and Non-Union Technician & Research Assistants

UBC Human Resources is pleased to announced that we have updated the handbooks for Executive Administrative staff and for Non-Union Technician & Research Assistants. The handbooks contains information about the University of British Columbia’s existing terms, conditions, practices, and procedures as they relate to employees in these groups.

The new handbook can be downloaded from the HR website:

If you have any questions about these handbooks, please feel free to reach out to your HR Associate.

All UBC handbooks and collective agreements can be found online.

New PD workshops this August

HR is hosting two professional envelopment workshops this August:

Discovering Personal Effectiveness: Aug. 8 (9:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m.)

Self-awareness is at the heart of professional growth and development. By understanding ourselves, we are able to better connect with others, create meaningful relationships at work, improve our personal leadership and be more effective in our communications.

Practical Project Management: Aug. 21-22 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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.

If you are interested in these workshops, you may be able to use your professional development funding. Please visit the page for your employee group to learn more.

Call for input on search for new Vice-President, Human Resources

This week, UBC launched the search for a new Vice-President, Human Resources. The announcement included a call for input from faculty, staff, students and alumni on the following questions:

  • What do you see as some of the key opportunities and challenges ahead of the Human Resources portfolio in the coming years?
  • What experience and personal qualities would you want an ideal candidate to bring to this role?
  • Any other comments that might be useful to the committee?
  • Any suggestions of potential candidates for this role?

You are invited to submit comments by June 7, 2019, to the search firm Caldwell at or All responses will be kept confidential.

Read the full announcement at