Your bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
Celebrating exceptional staff
Congratulations to the winners of the President’s Staff Awards at UBC Vancouver and the Staff Awards of Excellence and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Award at UBC Okanagan, who were announced last week.
Message from Professor Ono: Celebrating the start of the academic year
To kick off the new academic year, Professor Ono shares a letter to the UBC community. In it he reflects on the university’s recent developments, and looks ahead to the future.
Prime Minister Trudeau to host town hall at UBC Okanagan
The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, is hosting a town hall at UBC Okanagan tonight. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Learn more and RSVP.
The transition from Connect (Blackboard Learn) to Canvas is underway. Nearly 1,000 course sections are now being offered in the new system, with more transitioning gradually over the course of the 2017/18 academic year. Learn more about Canvas at UBC.
You’re invited to have your say on various aspects of your experience at UBC, by joining the Open Minds Forum. As part of this online insight community, you will be invited to participate in surveys and discussion forums to provide feedback on different programs and initiatives, that will help inform the work of teams across the university.
Professor Andrew Szeri is the Provost and Vice-President Academic for UBC Vancouver. Find out what drew him to UBC, what he values in his colleagues and what he thinks the future holds for higher education.
Resource spotlight: Confidential counselling services available 24/7
If you’re facing any personal, work, health or life issues, confidential support is available. UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program provider, Shepell, provides all eligible faculty and staff with both short-term clinical counselling as well as work-life consultations. Learn more.