Looking Forward

Onwards to success
UBC is a large and complex community. To be fully engaged, we encourage you to find your own niche - whether that’s getting involved in a committee, spending time in social engagements, or finding events to attend.

You're on your way!

Now that you are getting more settled into your new role and your new community at UBC, there are a number of initiatives and directions available to you. You are at the start of choosing your new path at UBC, and we hope that you enjoy the experience!


In 2016, UBC became one of the first universities in the world to adopt the Okanagan Charter. It’s our formal commitment to you and the UBC community to strive to be a health-promoting university, the type of institution that excels in teaching, learning, working and research and recognizes that excellence is rooted in the sustainable wellbeing of people, places and the planet.

We encourage you to learn about UBC Wellbeing: how it’s being embedded across our campuses and how it’s supported by leadership, faculty and staff. We invite you to explore what wellbeing means to you from a personal, professional and community perspective.

For additional information, please visit www.hr.ubc.ca/wellbeing-benefits.


UBC offers may ways to help you build meaningful relationships and get in touch with your new community throughout the year. In a workplace as vast and complex at UBC, relationships are vital for you to be successful in your role. There will be many experiences for you to meet with members of UBC’s many communities and to make connections across the university. The opportunities are here; it’s up to you to go out and explore the possibilities.

  • Learn about UBC’s community offerings in Arts & Culture.

  • Every month, staff at the Vancouver campus gather to network and share a meal at Staff Hot Lunch.

  • The Okanagan campus hosts Pit Stops. These monthly meetings give all staff and faculty an opportunity to gather together, enjoy a cup of coffee, have some good snacks, collaborate with colleagues, meet new people and catch up with friends. When you attend a Pit Stop, don’t forget to bring your Toonie for the United Way donation box. Check out upcoming Pit Stops.

  • Want to meet colleagues working in similar fields across campus? Check out our Peer Networking groups.

Inclusion and Respect

UBC has a diverse workforce, full of individuals who bring together a range of perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. Together, we are committed to supporting a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive workplace. Take the time to learn how you can support our values of respect, civility, diversity, opportunity, and inclusion.

  • The Equity & Inclusion Office works with students, staff and faculty to build a community in which human rights are respected, and equity and inclusion are embedded in all areas of academic, work and campus life: Vancouver | Okanagan.

  • The best possible environment for working, learning and living is one in which respect, civility, diversity, opportunity and inclusion are valued. Learn what UBC is doing to promote respect and inclusion, through our Respectful Environment Statement.

  • Positive Space is an awareness and visibility initiative to make UBC more welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and queer students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies. Register for a Positive Space workshop.