HR memo: CUPE 2278 – Teaching Assistants & Markers – Bullying & Harassment Prevention Training, Orientation, and Dues Deduction (Aug. 22, 2019)

We have issued a memo regarding bullying & harassment prevention training, orientation, and dues deduction for CUPE 2278 – Teaching Assistants & Markers.

Read the memo online at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/memos/cupe-2278-bullying-harassment-prevention-training-orientation-dues-deduction-aug-22-2019/.


  • Ensure that new CUPE 2278 teaching assistants and markers in your unit take UBC’s online bullying and harassment prevention training.
  • Ensure that all CUPE 2278 teaching assistants and markers complete a written dues check-off request form.
  • Ensure your department/faculty holds an orientation meeting for CUPE 2278 teaching assistants and markers.

See all HR memos at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/memos/.

Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan: September sessions

The Pensions Administration Office is hosting two upcoming September Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan sessions for members of the UBC Staff Pension Plan. If you are interested in attending, please register soon as these sessions fill up quickly.

These workshops help attendees learn about the plan, about pensions in general, and related retirement considerations.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Visit https://staff.pensions.ubc.ca/news/workshops/ to register.

New PD workshops this fall

HR is hosting several professional development workshops this fall at the Vancouver campus:

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.

Wellbeing workshops: Fall stress & resilience series

Join HR’s Health Promotions team and Dr. Thara Vayali in a three-part Stress & Resilience wellbeing series this fall, to explore the stress response, recognize your stress levels, build resilience, and discover the connection between empathy and stress.

These free workshops will be held 12:00-1:00 p.m., in Neville Scarfe (2125 Main Mall). Register for free in the HR events catalog.