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Campus Security Town Hall: April 12

Help us make our campus a safer place. Join Campus Security on April 12, 2018, in a “town hall” style meeting. Campus Security are making some big changes and they want your input on how to improve campus safety.

By attending, you’ll be providing invaluable feedback and insight on the risks on campus, and our opportunities to mitigate these risks.

Where: Michael Smith Laboratories Room 102
When: Thursday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
RSVP: sammy.lam@ubc.ca

Snack and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

Some of the topics included in the session are:

  • Property Crime: Bike and laptop theft
  • Public Awareness: How to improve safety literacy on campus
  • Proactive Problem Solving: How do we prevent incidents from happening?
Feb. 28 2018 is Pink Shirt Day

Feb. 28 2018 is Pink Shirt Day

By working together, we can all help to end bullying in schools and in the workplace.

Please join us in supporting Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 28, 2018, and learn about how you can help to stop bullying in communities across the province at http://www.pinkshirtday.ca.

At UBC, we strive to provide a safe, respectful and productive environment for our faculty, staff and students. The UBC Respectful Environment Statement outlines our principles as we work to create a respectful environment for all.

The Respectful Environment statement of principle:

The best possible environment for working, learning and living is one in which respect, civility, diversity, opportunity and inclusion are valued. Everyone at the University of British Columbia is expected to conduct themselves in a manner that upholds these principles in all communications and interactions with fellow UBC community members and the public in all University-related settings.

Read the full statement.

One of UBC’s initiatives to support a respectful environment is the Bullying and Harassment Prevention website. The website has information for UBC faculty, staff and student employees to support a respectful and positive work environment.

The UBC community works together every day to build a respectful environment for all. On Feb. 28, wear pink to show your support for an end to bullying and harassment.


UBC Equity Enhancement Fund 2018: Call for Proposals

UBC Equity Enhancement Fund 2018: Call for Proposals

Have a bright idea to advance equity and inclusion at UBC? Apply to the Equity Enhancement Fund. The fund supports student, staff and faculty projects that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UBC. Up to $25,000 is available. Apply by Feb. 28 at http://equity.ubc.ca/eef.

Join us for:

  • Info Session + Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m., CIRS building
  • Proposal Writing Workshops on Thursday, Feb. 15, 12:30 p.m.,  CIRS Building

RSVP for the workshops/events at http://equity.ubc.ca/eef.

Get Comfy & Help Kick Off Move UBC (Feb. 1-28)

Get Comfy & Help Kick Off Move UBC (Feb. 1-28)

Next Thursday, Feb. 1, you’re invited to reach for your go-to active wear, lace up your favourite sneakers, and join your comfortably-attired colleagues in kicking off Move UBC.

Move UBC is an annual, month-long initiative that encourages the entire UBC community to find ways to move more. By sitting less and moving more, we can help to improve our mental and physical health. When your colleagues move along with you, you’ll also enjoy social health benefits.

For more info about Active Wear Day (Feb. 1) and Move UBC events (Feb. 1-28), visit www.move.ubc.ca.

Privacy Matters Training: Enter to Win Lunch with Santa Ono

Privacy Matters Training: Enter to Win Lunch with Santa Ono

All staff and faculty who have completed the Privacy & Information Security Fundamentals online training by Dec. 20, 2017, will be entered to win a lunch with Santa Ono. If you have not yet completed the training, please get started now! Learn more at www.privacymatters.ubc.ca/winlunch.

Wireless Issues Following iOS 11 Update

Some users may be experiencing issues connecting to UBC’s wireless network after updating to iOS 11.

Please follow these steps to reconnect:

Forget the UBC wireless network you are trying to connect to.

  • Go to Settings > Wireless > find the network
  • Select the information icon on the right
  • Click “Forget This Network”

Connect to ubcvisitor. Using a browser, head to the following websites below to launch the Autoconnect utility for the network you are trying to connect to.

See all UBC IT Bulletins at http://bulletins.it.ubc.ca.