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Pride Convergence – Summer Edition, July 31

Pride Convergence – Summer Edition, July 31

UBC Alumni and the Equity & Inclusion Office invite UBC LGBT2SQIA+ staff and faculty to the Summer Pride Convergence on July 31.

Meet other members of the UBC LGBT2SQIA+ community, enjoy complimentary food and drinks, and hear from UBC’s new Provost and VP Academic Professor Andrew Szeri.

RSVP to events@equity.ubc.ca

Date: July 31, 2017
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: Main Floor, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

Workplace First Aid for Employees at the Vancouver Campus

At UBC, departmental First Aid attendants are trained in Level 1 first aid to provide quick response to minor injuries. For more serious injuries in the workplace, UBC has a central Mobile First Aid unit. Mobile First Aid at the Vancouver campus is provided for employees (by the Vancouver Fire Department)  by calling 604-822-4444 (or 2-4444 from a university telephone). This service is available 24/7.

In the event of an emergency or serious injury, call 911, then call Mobile First Aid at 2-4444.

What happens when an employee calls 604-822-4444?

  • Calls to 604-822-4444 go to the non-emergency dispatch within the Metro Vancouver E-Comm Centre.
  • Workplace first aid incidents are directed to the Vancouver Fire Department for response.
  • All Fire Department Responders have Occupational First Aid Level 2 or higher certification.

When an employee calls 604-822-4444, they should:

  • Provide information on the condition of the patient;
  • Know the address of the building;
  • Send someone out to the main entrance to direct the Fire Department to the location of the patient.

Full information on first aid at UBC can be found at http://rms.ubc.ca/health-safety/safety-programs/first-aid/workplace-first-aid-for-employees/.

UBC Emergency Preparedness Exercise: June 28

UBC Emergency Preparedness Exercise: June 28

UBC Vancouver is conducting an emergency exercise on June 28 on the south campus where Main Mall meets Agronomy Road [map].

Faculty, staff, students and visitors may notice role-playing activity, which will involve a simulated emergency, emergency responders and mock casualties. Please be assured that this will be a practice exercise and will not pose a risk to passers-by.

Anyone who experiences a true emergency during this time is advised to call 911.

Finance Support Program (FSP) – Online Training Tool for Administrators

Finance has developed an online training program to help demystify the steps of Staff and Student recruitment and form completion.  The training, which is part of the Finance Support Program – Payroll & Positions, is a combination of instructional videos, self-test questions, and an appendix that highlights key documents and useful links. This training tool is beneficial to anyone who is new to an administrator role or who has been in their position for a while.

To create an account on the Edx training platform:

The ‘Home’ tab in Edx has an orientation video about how to view the training material.

Questions about this training program can be directed to your HR Advisor, HR Associate or to Ray McNichol – FSP Program Manager.

Learn more about the Finance Support Program at https://finance.ubc.ca/training/private/finance-support-program (CWL authentication required).

New Provost and Vice-President Academic: Andrew Szeri

Professor Andrew Szeri has been appointed as the new Provost and Vice-President Academic, for UBC Vancouver. He joins UBC from the University of California at Berkeley, and is due to formally begin his role on July 1, 2017.

Read the full announcement about the Vancouver campus’s new Provost at https://academic.ubc.ca/academic-community/appointments/announcing-new-provost-and-vp-academic-ubc-vancouver.

UBC Fact Sheet: 2016/17

UBC Fact Sheet: 2016/17

The UBC Overview & Facts sheet has been updated for 2016/17. Visit the webpage or download the printable PDF.