2019-10-17

Reminder: 2019 federal election: HR memo regarding faculty and staff voting on election day

As a reminder, the federal election day is Monday, Oct. 21. The HR memo regarding providing time for faculty and staff to vote is at:

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact your HR Advisor.

IRP Change Readiness Survey #2: Extended to Oct. 23

The Integrated Renewal Program is once again seeking feedback on the university’s change readiness. This feedback will help ensure that staff and faculty will have the support needed to be prepared for April 2020.

The deadline for the survey has been extended to Oct. 23. Please take the survey online.

If you have any questions about the program or this survey, please email integrated.renewal@ubc.ca. Visit the IRP site to see a summary results of the first survey and learn what actions were taken to help the university prepare for this important change.

Sign up for the HR Finance Workday demo #3: Oct. 30

As a reminder, IRP is hosting an HR and Finance Workday demo on Oct. 30, showcasing new material. This event is open to all. Sign up today for in-person tickets, or to get a copy of the call-in details.

Event information:

Date: Oct. 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Great Hall, The Nest (2nd Floor) [map]
Register: eventbrite.com/e/new-workday-hr-finance-system-demo-3-tickets-74350021917

PD workshop: Foundations of Workplace Coaching Skills: Oct. 30

We are hosting Foundations of Workplace Coaching Skills, a one-day workshop designed for individuals who want to take a coach approach with their colleagues and direct reports.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Understand what a coach approach means, the key principles and what is a coaching mindset
  • Understand how coaching skills complement and strengthen your wider communication skills
  • Be able to distinguish between coaching and mentoring/counselling/consulting/advising
  • Understand the structure of a coaching conversation
  • Be able to engage in fundamental coaching skills
  • Be able to identify where, when and how you can use coaching in your work at UBC
  • Be able to discern coachable moments, and identify when coaching is not the best form of communication

Course information

Date: Oct. 30, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TEF III, Room 610 [map]
Cost: $350
Register online

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

Free flu clinics: Oct. 29-31

UBC hosts an annual flu immunization campaign offering free flu shots for all students, faculty, and staff. This year’s campaign will run Oct. 29-31, 2019 at the the Nest, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on a drop-in basis. At the clinic, show up and proceed to the registration table.

You can find more information at the Safety & Risk Services site.

Funding for Wellbeing Scholars: Call for proposals by Nov. 15

UBC staff or faculty are invited to submit a proposal to UBC Wellbeing, which is once again providing co-funding support for up to five wellbeing projects that support the health, wellbeing and social sustainability priorities at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.

Since 2017, UBC Wellbeing has co-funded a number of UBC Sustainability Scholars Program projects that support UBC’s various wellbeing strategies, from the Wellbeing Strategic Framework to UBC’s Strategic Plan.

If you have an applied research project that a sustainability scholar student can complete within 250 hours during the May 4 to Aug. 14, 2020, program period, please submit a proposal by Nov. 15, 2019.

Proposed topics will be evaluated based on how they further the goals and principles outlined in the Okanagan Charter and UBC’s 20-Year Sustainability Strategy.

For more information about the funding program or to apply using the proposal template, visit the Wellbeing Scholars website.

To learn more about the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program, visit their website.