Campus and Community Planning

Last call: 2020 President’s Awards for staff

Last call: 2020 President’s Awards for staff

Recognize your colleagues and their achievements by nominating them for the 2020 President’s Service Award for Excellence and the President’s Staff Awards. Nominations are due March 13, 2020. Send in your nominations before time runs out.

For more information on the President’s Awards for staff, visit: https://focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff/

March is Nutrition Month!

March is Nutrition Month!

 

FUEL YOUR DAY!

Healthy eating is about so much more than food. This year for Nutrition Month, dietitians are encouraging Canadians to consider not only what they eat, but how they eat too.

Healthy eating is about eating mindfully, breaking bread with family and friends, social gatherings, memories, and emotions. Embrace and enjoy your own food culture and traditions and share them with others! For more information and to learn about March nutrition events, visit: https://food.ubc.ca/nutrition-month/

UBC Climate Emergency: survey and campus-wide forum

UBC Climate Emergency: survey and campus-wide forum

The climate emergency is one of the most pressing issues of our time. At this pivotal moment, the decisions and actions we take today will reverberate beyond our own borders and lifetimes. We need your help in shaping UBC’s climate emergency response. Share your ideas, candid and constructive feedback, and engage in lively and respectful conversations. You don’t need to be an expert; we all have a place in caring about our future.

Ways you can participate:

  1. Fill out the survey. Share your thoughts and ideas to help shape UBC’s climate emergency response. You could win one of five $100 UBC bookstore gift cards on each campus! The survey closes on March 27. Submit your answers: http://bit.ly/2VwwO8p
  2. Attend the Vancouver campus-wide forum. Gather with students, faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver to learn, engage and discuss bold actions around the climate crisis.
    • Event: UBC Vancouver Campus-wide Forum
    • Date: March 11, 2020
    • Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    • Location: UBC Vancouver Campus-wide Forum
      Golden Jubilee Room (4th floor), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
      1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

For more information on UBC Climate Emergency, visit: https://climateemergency.ubc.ca

The Environment and Our Health: Dr. David Rehkopf

The Environment and Our Health: Dr. David Rehkopf

The School of Kinesiology presents The Environment and Our Health, New Discoveries – Dr. David Rehkopf. This presentation is the fourth installment of the Killam lecture series on Healthy Aging From Cells to Societies:

David Rehkopf, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy at Stanford University.

In his lecture, Dr. Rehkopf will describe a new approach to finding social, behavioural and environmental influences on health that increase the reliability of findings and decrease false positive findings.

Event Information:

  • Date: March 10, 2020
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Vancouver General Hospital, Jimmy Pattison Pavilion, Room 1891

Admission is free, however registration is required. To register for this event or for more information, visit: https://healthyaging.eventbritestudio.com/83064832149

Being, feeling, thinking, and doing inclusive leadership: Dr. Arig al Shaibah

Being, feeling, thinking, and doing inclusive leadership: Dr. Arig al Shaibah

Most, if not all, universities across Canada have articulated their value for and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). However, across the university sector, institutions have continued to be challenged to mobilize campus-wide efforts to enact and embody their EDI values and commitments.

Dr. Arig al Shaibah, who self-identifies as a racialized woman administrator, academic, and practitioner, will summarize some of the challenges and opportunities in advancing EDI in the academy, referring to relevant scholarship and augmenting that knowledge with lessons learned from lived experiences and leadership practices.

This lecture is part of the Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Race and Leadership, and will be hosted by Dr. Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President Academic, and moderated by Dr. Minelle Mahtani, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Racialized Faculty.

Event Information:

  • Date: March 19, 2020
  • Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jack Poole Hall (Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre)
  • Cost: Free; reception to follow

For more information or to register for this event, please visit the Equity & Inclusion Office website.

Summer camp: new registration information

Summer camp: new registration information

At the Vancouver campus, a big change is coming up for recreation and camps programs. A new registration system is launching that integrates with your CWL and will streamline discounted rates and improve the online experience.

To connect your CWL with a UBC Recreation login or to find out more, please visit: https://recreation.ubc.ca/home-page/new-reg/?login

Equity Enhancement Fund Call for Admissions

Equity Enhancement Fund Call for Admissions

The Equity & Inclusion Office has opened up applications for the Equity Enhancement Fund to support community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion – one of the core themes of UBC’s strategic plan. Applicants can request up to $25,000 in funding.

This year’s initiatives must also must advance one or more of the actions outlined under the goals of the Inclusion Action Plan.

All UBC students, staff and faculty are welcome to apply for funding by February 26. We’ll also be hosting a workshop on how to write a successful proposal on February 11.

For more information, visit: http://equity.ubc.ca/eef

Learn How to Prepare for an Emergency at Ranger Station

Learn How to Prepare for an Emergency at Ranger Station

Emergencies happen, and as UBC students, faculty, staff, and residents, we all have a role to play in emergency preparedness.

The Emergency Management team is hosting an Emergency Ranger Station to help you get informed, get prepared, and become Ranger Ready. Being Ranger Ready means equipping yourself with the knowledge and tools to prevent, respond, and recover from any and all emergencies.

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 10.00 a.m. — 3.00 p.m.
Location: Atrium, The AMS Student Nest

For more information, visit: https://ready.ubc.ca/ranger-station/

Wesbrook Mall upgrades: Public information session Jan. 29

Wesbrook Mall upgrades: Public information session Jan. 29


Wesbrook Mall, a main transportation corridor at UBC’s Vancouver campus, is being upgraded in phases between Chancellor Boulevard and 16th Ave.

You are invited to attend a public information session to learn about planned improvements for Wesbrook Mall  on Jan. 29, 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the UBC Life Building. Information on the planned improvements will be posted at https://planning.ubc.ca/wesbrook-mall after Jan. 29.