Your bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
Attend a free flu-shot clinic on campus
If you’re thinking of getting a flu shot this winter, head over to a UBC flu clinic between Oct. 30 – Nov. 9 for your free vaccine. Vancouver | Okanagan
Participate in ShakeOut BC on Oct. 19
Practice “Drop! Cover! Hold on!” in the 2017 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill happening on Oct 19. at 10:19 am. Vancouver | Okanagan
UBC-O: Hear from the UBC research community in a new podcast
Hear from your fellow UBC research colleagues as they discuss emerging topics and current events in a new podcast series called ‘Frequencies’ – hosted and produced by the Okanagan Library. Listen now.
New from Professor Ono’s blog: Overcoming the stigma of mental illness
In his latest blog post, Professor Santa Ono discusses the importance of engaging in positive conversations to address mental health among youth in our communities. Read the full post.
UBC V: Participate in Bike to Work Week
Get more out of your commute to UBC while enjoying fresh air, improved health and a lower carbon footprint. Jump on a bike Oct. 23-29 for Bike to Work Week. Learn more.
UBC’s Thrive week begins Oct. 30
Celebrate Thrive through a series of engaging and diverse events, activities and experiences. Attend a Thrive event on campus and find ways to build positive mental health practices into your life. Learn more.
UBC-V: Attend Hot Lunch with Debra Martel
Enjoy a delicious lunch, meet with your colleagues from across the university and hear from Debra Martel, Associate Director, First Nations House of Learning, at the next Hot Lunch on Oct. 25. Learn more and register.
UBC-V: Have your say on the proposed art installation for University Commons
You’re invited to share your thoughts on a proposed outdoor art installation for the area around University Commons. View plans for “The Shadow” by Esther Shalev-Gerz at the upcoming open house on Oct. 19. Learn more.
Reminder: Participate in the Enrolment Services review
An external review of Enrolment Services is being carried out. As part of this process, you’re invited to share your comments on the unit’s governance, achievements, relationships, and the challenges and opportunities it faces. Learn more and have your say.
Karen Carriero (Kcee) is the Associate Vice-President, Communications. She is responsible for developing an over-arching long-term communications strategy for UBC, ensuring alignment with the university’s vision, mission and values. See the full one-on-one.
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