First Month

Setting a foundation for success
You've met your team and you are getting to know your department. As you settle in at UBC in your first month, here are some suggestions for things to know to help you succeed.

People

We all bring different strengths to the work that we do. How will we collaborate to inspire a better place to work, research and teach?

Here are some ways for you to start to make connections:

You are starting to get a hang of who's who and you have people you can count on to answer your questions. Let's build on that by learning from other new faculty and staff at UBC:

Stories from people who thrive here

UBC is a large place, with so many different types of work and study happening at any given moment. It takes a lot to succeed here, but the rewards are boundless. Check out some stories of others who have found their place at UBC.

What Are You Working On? Emma McCrudden

Read Story

Perfect synchronization at work and on the water, with John Metras

Read Story

Building relationships across your department and your community of practice

UBC is a workplace to over 16,000 faculty and staff. As you find your way at UBC, your supervisor can help you connect with collaborators, find peers who share your professional interests, and expand your network.

Get to know your city

Are you new to the area? We encourage you to take the time to explore your new city, and experience the wonderful opportunities that Vancouver and Kelowna have to offer.

Culture and Community

One of UBC’s goals is to foster a workplace culture that cultivates wellbeing, learning and respect. Growing well collectively as a community is what defines UBC as an exceptional workplace. As you grow in your new workplace, it helps to understand the university’s values and history:

Culture & Community Events

On top of widening your perspectives both personally and professionally, UBC also offers opportunities to help you build up your physical and mental wellbeing. Across the campus are numerous fitness facilities and along with a variety events to help you get started. No matter how seasoned or new you are, there is a place for you to begin.

Culture & Community Events

On top of widening your perspectives both personally and professionally, UBC also offers opportunities to help you build up your physical and mental wellbeing. Across the campus are numerous fitness facilities and along with a variety events to help you get started. No matter how seasoned or new you are, there is a place for you to begin.

Community Events

Careers

At the end of your first month, you will likely have a good impression of your role and where you fit in your department. As you grow in your role in the coming months, you can take advantage of various programs at UBC to help you better understand the opportunities available to you:

In addition to helping you widen your perspective, we also have events and programs to help you grow practically in your career. With career training events happening across campus, and webinars centered around professional growth, you can access opportunities to learn at your own pace.

Careers

At the end of your first month, you will likely have a good impression of your role and where you fit in your department. As you grow in your role in the coming months, you can take advantage of various programs at UBC to help you better understand the opportunities available to you:

In addition to helping you widen your perspective, we also have events and programs to help you grow practically in your career. With career training events happening across campus, and webinars centered around professional growth, you can access opportunities to learn at your own pace.

Career Development and Learning Events

Almost There!

Looking Forward