Message from the Vice-President, Lisa Castle, VP Human Resources


Lisa Castle, VP Human Resources, UBC

Hello, and a warm welcome to UBC Human Resources. It is my pleasure to introduce you to UBC Human Resources’ role within the University community. UBC’s human resources professionals, both within the HR unit and in UBC’s faculties and departments, work hard to ensure that our people practices build on and support the University’s strategic plan and objectives, and enable faculty and staff to pursue and achieve excellence in learning, research, and community services.

Our intent is to create and sustain partnerships that enable UBC to achieve its vision through innovative and supportive people practices, and we are committed to doing so through Focus on People – a framework that arose from the direct feedback input of faculty and staff.

A Workplace of Choice

With more than 15,000 faculty and staff, UBC is one of British Columbia’s largest employers. UBC is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, as well as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employer Award and as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, for our commitment to diversity across our workforce and our commitment to sustainability. See Why UBC? for more reasons why thousands choose UBC as their employer.

A key element of our commitment to an outstanding work environment is UBC’s Statement on a Respectful Environment for Students, Faculty and Staff.  Please take the time to read the statement – and please live the statement – as it outlines our mutual commitment to treat each other with respect and dignity in a supportive, inclusive community.

Focusing on Community Engagement & Connections

The UBC community has many members – students, staff, faculty, alumni, residents and visitors. UBC HR works to connect and engage our faculty and staff communities with other University constituencies, in order to support respectful and understanding places of learning and research.

Our staff are committed to supportive people practices and work thoughtfully and respectfully in every situation to provide information and support, and to find sustainable solutions.

What Makes UBC Stand Out

To me, UBC is more about the combination of things: really bright, committed and capable people; the energy of the places and particularly in the students; its belief in the possibility; its principled pursuit of social contribution; and its “can do” attitude.

Thank you for spending time with us, and we look forward to working with you.

Lisa Castle
Vice President, Human Resources, University of British Columbia

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