Recognition

UBC coaching programs recognized with International Prism Award 2018 – Honourable Mention

UBC coaching programs recognized with International Prism Award 2018 – Honourable Mention

In the world of organizational development, coaching has become the most effective tool to accelerate results in learning and professional development and building engaged workplaces.

UBC has received the 2018 Honourable Mention for the International Prism Award, a prestigious honour from the International Coach Federation that recognizes the impact of UBC’s rigorous coaching programs in all its facets and in a number of areas, from personal development to shaping the organizational culture and addressing strategic goals.

Across the organization, UBC encourages students, staff and faculty to lead through a coach approach to discover and explore new ways of learning – from leadership programs to performance conversations. Since 2001, over 4,300 faculty and staff have accessed free, one-on-one professional coaching services through the Coaching@UBC program and Career Navigation and Transition services. The community of coaches currently includes 55 internal coaches (those coaches who also work at UBC) as well as 27 external coaches. UBC also offers staff and faculty electing to pursue ICF-accredited coaching training access and scholarship awards for the UBC Coaching Internship Program.

UBC was shortlisted as one of four global finalists earlier this summer, and the award was announced on Sept. 26, 2018 at the Human Capital Institute’s Learning and Leadership Development Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Congratulations to all!


Coaching@UBC provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to focus and move forward on career goals through the exploration of ideas and candid dialogue with a confidential and unbiased thinking partner. Learn more.

2018 President’s Awards for Staff Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the President’s Service Awards for Excellence and the President’s Staff Awards, presented by the university annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community.

President’s Service Awards for Excellence

The President’s Service Award for Excellence is presented each year to up to five outstanding staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the university, and who excel in their personal achievements.

This year’s President’s Service Awards for Excellence recipients are:

  • Andrew Arida, Associate Registrar & Director, Student Recruitment & Undergraduate Admissions, Enrolment Services
  • Enid Ho, Administrative Assistant, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
  • Chiara Longhi, Director, Student Services, Faculty of Forestry
  • Lynne Murchie, Associate Director, UBC Sauder Co-op Program
  • Charles Shi, International Student Advisor RCIC, International Student Development

President’s Staff Awards

The President’s Staff Awards at the Vancouver campus recognize the personal achievements and contributions that staff make to UBC, and to the vision and goals of the university.

This year’s President’s Staff Awards recipients are:

Leadership

  • Kari Marken, Educational Strategist, First Year Experience, Centre for Student Involvement & Careers
  • Ido Roll, Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology
  • David Speight, Executive Chef & Culinary Director, UBC Food Services

Emerging Leadership

  • Winnie Cheung, Lab Manager, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research Centre

Enhancing the UBC Experience

Creativity & Innovation

  • Sam Fenn and Gordon Katic, Media Producers, Department of Political Science | Michael Smith Laboratories
  • Grace Wong, Senior International Advisor, Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic

Community Engagement

  • Dylan Brown, Program Director, UBC Active Kids, School of Kinesiology
  • Lindsay Marsh, Program and Communications Manager, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Advancing Diversity & Inclusion

  • Alyssa Reyes, Intramural Events Coordinator, Athletics & Recreation

Wellbeing

One Week Left To Nominate for the 2018 UBC President’s Awards for Staff

There is one week left to nominate UBC staff who make outstanding contributions to the university community. We invite you to recognize them and their achievements by nominating them for the 2018 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 pm, Friday, March 16, 2018.

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:

  • Leadership
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enhancing the UBC Experience (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Community Engagement
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Wellbeing (individuals or groups may be nominated) (new in 2018)

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

Note: UBC staff who work at sites such as the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, the Dairy Education and Research Centre, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Robson Square, and hospital sites in the Vancouver Fraser, Northern, and Island Medical Programs are considered part of the Vancouver campus.

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

National Employee Appreciation Day and Recognition at UBC

Friday is National Employee Appreciation Day.  There are a lot of ways for everyone to bring recognition to the workplace every day.

Since January, we have been highlighting a number of ways in which departments at UBC focus on recognition. Recognition can come from managers and supervisors, and equally important is recognition between co-workers as well as recognition of managers and supervisors by members of their teams.

Other Recognition Ideas