We are very happy to announce that Vicky Yau will be returning as a staff member in the Department of Psychiatry to the position of Personnel and Business Operations Manager effective April 18, 2016. Prior to Vicky’s appointment in 2014 in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine Finance , she was a staff member in the Department of Psychiatry for 12 years where she last held the position of Finance and Facilities Manager.
Vicky’s new position with the Department will include Human Resource Manager responsibilities as well as current responsibilities for space and facilities, health and safety, reviewing of grant applications and the operational finance management needs of the Department, including budgeting, planning and forecasting of various Department funds. Vicky has been attending training in Human Resources in preparation for taking on this type of role. The development of this new role is possible due to previous restructuring within the Department with Margaret Koshi taking on an Assistant Manager role for faculty appointments and Amity Chiang further developing in her HR support role.
The Faculty of Medicine Finance Cluster is currently recruiting to fill the Finance Cluster role that Vicky is vacating and hopes to fill it soon. The new hire for this position will be located in Vicky’s current office in Detwiller and will continue to be Psychiatry’s focal point and be responsible for financial processing, UBC budgeting and financial reporting requirements, financial reviews and approvals of fund availability for hires, researcher support for grants, etc.. Vicky will provide training and support for the new hire to ensure a successful transition.
Please join us in congratulating Vicky and welcoming her back as a Department staff member.
If you have any questions about this reorganization, please let me know.