Welcome to UBC Today – your new faculty and staff newsletter
April 18, 2017
A bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
Welcome to UBC Today
Welcome to the first edition of UBC Today – a newsletter designed specifically for faculty and staff. In it you’ll find a broad range of updates about the university, event listings, one-on-one interviews with senior leaders, and stories from across the UBC community.
Reminder: UBC’s Next Century – complete the survey before April 20
If you haven’t done so already, you still have time to share your thoughts on core commitments and strategic priorities that have been drafted for UBC’s new strategic plan.
New sexual assault policy introduced
After an extensive consultation period, investigations into sexual assault and other sexual misconduct at UBC will be guided by a new policy that was approved by UBC’s Board of Governors on April 13.
The latest from Professor Ono’s blog: Exam anxiety
In his latest blog post, Professor Ono acknowledges some of the stresses that come with exam season, and outlines a few of the resources available for students – including those you may wish to pass on to students you interact with in your work.
Enjoy a delicious lunch, meet with your colleagues from across the university, and hear from a member of UBC’s leadership team at the staff Hot Lunch on April 26. This month’s event welcomes Jeff Todd, Executive Director, alumni UBC and Associate Vice President, Alumni.
Michael White joined UBC in 2014 as Associate Vice-President of Campus and Community Planning, and leads a team dedicated to creating a vibrant, live-work-learn community at the university’s campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan. Read the full one-on-one.
Resources and contacts
Resource spotlight: Assisting students in distress
It’s exam season, which means it can be a particularly stressful time for students. Faculty and staff play a role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing, and can use this online guide to know what to look for, say, and do when it comes to assisting students in distress.