COVID-19 and UBC: stay informed
Stay up-to-date with the latest information and updates on COVID-19 and UBC’s response. Visit https://covid19.ubc.ca/ for useful FAQs and resources for UBC faculty, staff and students.
This website is being updated regularly following advice from provincial and federal health agencies. Get updates like:
- May 14, 2020: UBC Broadcast: UBC’s operational and safety planning.
- May 14, 2020: FAQs updated to include resources to support students with remote learning.
- May 12, 2020: UBC Broadcast: Plans for the phased resumption of on-campus research.
COVID-19: New questions related to working from home
The Finance and Human Resources teams have recently received a variety of questions relating to working from home with loaned equipment, purchasing new equipment, and T2200 Tax Forms.
The Integrated Service Centre is hiring
As part of the Integrated Renewal Program, the Integrated Service Centre (ISC) is a new unit within UBC that will focus on sustaining and enhancing Workday and providing user support to UBC students, faculty and staff, in conjunction with HR, Finance, and eventually Enrolment Services.
This week, additional roles were posted. Examples of roles include roles like Delivery Manager, Finance Product Manager, HR Product Manager and more.
See all the posted roles on UBC’s job board and apply for opportunities within the ISC! More roles will be posted in mid-June.
Welcoming Integrated Service Centre Directors
Corinne Pitre-Hayes joins the Integrated Service Centre as Director, Application Sustainment and Harjot Guram joins the Integrated Service Centre as Director, ISC Operations.
Continuation to August for spreadsheet-based hourly payroll process
Managers who are responsible for collecting, approving, and submitting hourly employee timesheets, please continue to use the spreadsheet process (as opposed to paper timesheets) for upcoming pay periods, until the end of August.
For more information, view the full announcement.
Changes to Collective Agreements: CUPE 2278 and CUPE 2950
Changes to the CUPE 2278 and CUPE 2950 collective agreements have been posted online. A document summarizing the key changes is listed under the relevant agreement. Visit the Collective Agreement page for more information.
New BC Minimum Wage, effective June 1, 2020
On May 13, HR issued a memo regarding the Changes to Minimum Wage in British Columbia Effective June 1, 2020. Read more.
Workshop on Equitable Decision-Making During COVID-19 (June 4)
Decisions are being made rapidly, and with constantly changing information. How do we uphold our community values and our commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), in a time of high uncertainty and disruption to our ways of working, learning, and living?
This workshop offers support for faculty and staff at all levels to apply an intentional EDI lens to their decision making. In this interactive session, participants will have the chance to work collaboratively to apply a new tool, Intentional EDI Decision-Making, to examples of key decisions currently under consideration.
Brought to you by the Equity & Inclusion Office, this session will be presented online via Zoom and will be recorded. Join us on:
Thursday, June 4th, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Coaching for personal and professional development (June 10)
Looking to expand your resiliency and explore strategies for embracing the new normal?
Coaching is an effective tool to accelerate results, and can help strengthen your success in the new virtual world of work.
Register now to join an online session “Coaching for Personal and Professional Development” on June 10.
In this session, you’ll learn more about what UBC Coaching is and how you can use coaching to support your learning and development. All faculty and staff are welcome.
Conversation Cafe: Feedback: A Communication Tool (June 3)
Hosted by HR’s Organization Development and Learning Consultants Lisa Frost and Dana Troster, join us for a timely and relevant conversation cafes on topics that matter to you. Grab a coffee and dive into conversation with your UBC colleagues to leverage the wisdom in the (Zoom) room, giving you quick access to new approaches and helpful tips and tools.
The next conversation cafe is on Wednesday, June 3 from 1-2pm, about Feedback: A Communication Tool.
- Distinguish between the three different types of feedback
- Create a space to invite and receive feedback, and
- Apply new feedback approaches to enhance your communication skills
All are welcome. Register now.
An update on the HR Website renewal
The HR Communications team has been leading the renewal of our HR website, http://www.hr.ubc.ca/.
The HR website renewal project is an opportunity to provide our audiences with a fresh experience that meets their needs today, and showcase what UBC offers as leading employer.
This project involves moving to a new Content Management System called Drupal, getting an updated and fresh website look, and partnering with HR staff to review and update content.
The new website will launch in August.