2019-03-07

Daylight Saving Time this weekend

Daylight Saving Time this weekend

Daylight Saving Time begins on March 10, 2019 – clocks move forward one hour on Sunday morning. Please share this with your staff so they can plan a safe commute on Monday.

Collective bargaining updates at UBC in 2019

UBC has over 16,000 faculty and staff employees and over 9,000 student employees. The majority of our employees are represented by six staff unions, one staff association (AAPS), and the faculty union (the Faculty Association). UBC’s eight labour agreements, as well as the Agreement on the Conditions and Terms of Employment with AAPS, are set to expire in 2019.

As UBC begins the process of negotiations with its unions and AAPS, HR will be sharing updates on the collective bargaining website (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/). Our first update for this round of bargaining is now available, with a summary of the bargaining mandate, information about upcoming negotiation dates, and an overview of UBC’s unions and AAPS.

Last call: UBC President’s Awards for Staff 2019 nominations due March 15

We all know UBC staff who make outstanding contributions to the university community. We invite you to recognize them and their achievements by nominating them for the 2019 President’s Service Award for Excellence and President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus).

Download the nomination package at http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff/. The nomination deadline is 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019.

President’s Service Awards for Excellence

This award is open to all UBC staff with 10 or more years of service. Up to five recipients are selected each year. The awards are presented during Graduation ceremonies, and each recipient receives a medal and $5,000.

President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus)

Open to all staff at the Vancouver campus with three or more years of service, the President’s Staff Awards recognize contributions in the following categories:

  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion*
  • Community Engagement
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Enhancing the UBC Experience*
  • Leadership
  • Wellbeing*

(for the indicated categories, individuals and groups may be nominated)

Up to 14 recipients are selected each year (two awards per category), and each recipient receives $2,000.

Please visit http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff/ for more information and to read past recipient profiles.