Call for Nominations: President’s Staff Awards

Call for Nominations: President’s Staff Awards

2020 UBC President’s Awards for Staff: Call for Nominations

We all know UBC staff who make outstanding contributions to the University community. We invite you to recognize them and their achievements by nominating them for the 2020 President’s Service Award for Excellence and President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus).

Download the nomination package at https://focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff/.

The nomination deadline is 4 pm, Friday, March 13, 2020.

President’s Service Awards for Excellence
This award is open to all UBC staff with 10 or more years of service. Up to five recipients are selected each year. The awards are presented during Graduation ceremonies, and each recipient receives a medal and $5,000.

President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus)
Open to all staff at the Vancouver campus with three or more years of service, the President’s Staff Awards recognize contributions in the following categories:

  • Wellbeing (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Leadership
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enhancing the UBC Experience (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Community Engagement
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion (individuals or groups may be nominated)

Up to 14 recipients are selected each year (two awards per category), and each recipient receives $2,000.

Visit the Focus on People website to read past recipient profiles.

Memo: Management and Professional Staff Compensation Review 2019

On Jan. 29, HR issued a memo: Management and Professional Staff Compensation Review 2019

As you may be aware, the university regularly conducts market reviews to evaluate the competitiveness of its compensation for Management & Professional (M&P) staff. These market reviews not only enable the university to retain fair and competitive compensation for staff, but are also required by the agreement between UBC and the Association of Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS).

Compensation review results

As a result of the 2019 review, some of UBC’s M&P staff members will receive a pay grade and/or salary increase. It is important to note that this compensation review will not result in a general wage increase for all M&P staff — only those in job family levels that have fallen behind the 50th percentile of the relevant comparator market will be impacted.

Implementation and timing

  • Salary adjustments will be retroactive to July 1, 2019. Retroactive pay to that date will be paid out on the March 15, 2020 pay cheque.
  • Staff members whose salaries are impacted, will receive a letter directly from Human Resources advising them of their new job family level and salary increase.
  • Prior to implementation, Human Resources will send a spreadsheet to department administrators denoting changes for each eligible M&P staff member in the Faculty/department.

For more information, including a full listing of all impacted job families, please visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/memos/management-professional-staff-compensation-review-2019/

See all HR memos at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/memos/.

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

Travelling Health Fair

Travelling Health Fair

The Travelling Health Fair is a free mobile health clinic put on once a year for UBC staff, faculty and postdoctoral fellows. It offers one-on-one health assessments and consultations throughout February. Come join us and let’s talk about you!

Who should attend: Everyone! Whether you are currently living with a chronic condition or want to learn about your risk factors, there is something for everyone at this fair. It is never too early to think about prevention.

Registration will open on February 3, 2020

  • Feb. 12 – Orchard commons, room 3052 (Point Grey)
  • Feb. 18 – Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, rooms 222 & 224 (Point Grey)
  • Feb. 19 – UBC Life Building, ARC classroom (Point Grey)
  • Feb. 20 – Neville Scarfe Building, rooms 200 (Point Grey)
  • Feb. 26 – Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 1st floor lecture hall (VGH/DHCC)

All services are provided by pharmacists from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic and trained students from the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

For more information, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/wellbeing-benefits/living-well/physical-wellbeing/travelling-health-fair/

alumniUBC: February Professional Development Events

alumniUBC: February Professional Development Events

alumniUBC is offering two new professional development learning opportunities this February.

The Habit Course

Building on the momentum of alumni UBC’s popular webinar, Managing Your Energy at Work, and our online book club selection, The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, The Habit Course will teach you how to implement new habits at work.

As change becomes the norm in our workplace, our ability to adapt and modify our behaviours is a critical skill. Being able to implement habits of your choosing will allow you to excel at work, and provide additional bandwidth to focus on what really matters. In this five week, live online program, you will learn tried and tested practical tools to create new habits.

The course begins February 10, 2020, and ends March 13, 2020.

The Habit Course is comprised of five 2-hour online sessions delivered once per week. During class, you will learn new concepts, have opportunities to engage with classmates and the facilitator, and participate in reflective exercises.

Course Fee:
UBC Alumni: $149
General Admission: $199

The Art of Adaptive Leadership

The Adaptive Leadership framework is a practical toolkit that helps leaders and organizations adapt and thrive in complex, rapidly changing environments. At its core, the framework assists in providing leaders the insights and resilience to become more effective by engaging others in challenging work, particularly when facing complex organizational and/or interpersonal challenges. It builds capacity within organizations by mobilizing people to ask deeper questions and do adaptive work.

In this interactive session, Adel Gamar will uncover how adaptive leadership can help individuals and organizations learn anew and thrive in competitive professional environments.

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 7:30-9:30 am
Location: UBC Robson Square Theatre (C300), 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

UBC Alumni: $20
UBC Sauder Executive Education Alumni: $20
UBC Students: $10
General Admission: $30

For more information on these events, or to register online, please visit https://www.alumni.ubc.ca/events/upcoming-events

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/

Call for Speakers: Community of Practice Change and Transition Pecha Kucha

Call for Speakers: Community of Practice Change and Transition Pecha Kucha


Call for speakers:
Share your stories and inspire the audience with your thoughts and experiences, (personal or professional) using PechaKucha 20 x 20 format. The theme is change and we’re excited to hear your story about capacity and resilience during change.

The UBC Change and Transition Community of Practice is hosting a PechaKucha style event on March 17th @ 2:30pm and is welcoming submissions from speakers. This is a great opportunity to hone in on or practice fast-paced presentation in a friendly environment!

If you are interested in presenting, submit your proposal to change.transition@ubc.ca by February 14th 2020.

  • Proposal format: Your proposal should be about 200-300 words and include a title and a short summary of your talk. Please include your contact details (Name, email and phone number)
  • Theme: The theme should reflect on capacity and/or resilience during change
  • Presentation format: PechaKucha format
  • Deadline: Submit your proposal by Friday 14th February 2020

We look forward to hearing from you! For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ubc-change-transition-community-of-practice-pechakucha-event-tickets-92130971215