Your bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
Know what to do in the event of extreme weather at UBC
As winter approaches, stay prepared and know where to go to find the latest information about snow closures on campus. Learn more.
UBC’s strategic plan – have your say before Dec. 8
Participate in the next phase of UBC’s emerging strategic plan – complete the online survey and help shape the priorities that will guide the university for years to come. Take the survey today: https://openminds.ubc.ca/c/r/Phase5_Consultation.
Don’t forget, there’s still time to attend a strategic plan open house.
Support UBC’s Blue & Gold Campaign for Students
Yesterday, the university launched the largest fundraising campaign for students in UBC history. With the goal of raising $100 million, UBC’s new Blue & Gold Bursaries aim to provide support for deserving students with demonstrated financial need. Read Professor Santa Ono’s latest blog post to learn more.
UBC-V: Attend the open house retirement celebration for Lisa Castle, Dec. 12
As staff and faculty, you are invited to join HR at an open house reception to honour Lisa Castle, Vice-President, HR, as she prepares for her retirement, and celebrate accomplishments achieved as a community. Learn more.
Submit your procurement and payment requisitions before the year-end cutoff
Ensure that your reimbursements make it to you before the end of the year, as Financial Operations will be closed over the holidays. Review the Financial Operations’ website for a list of key year-end dates, deadlines and info. Learn more.
UBC-V: Free mammography clinic on campus, Dec. 5
If you’re a female staff or faculty member (age 40+), you are invited to book a free mammogram next Tuesday at the BC Cancer Agency’s mobile mammography clinic. Learn more.
While hopping on long-distance flights and hitting the ground running might not be everyone’s idea of an ideal work week, it’s a dream come true for Taryn Cigagna, Associate Director of UBC’s Go Global international learning program. Read more.
Resource spotlight: Order UBC-branded holiday cards
If your department/unit is planning to distribute holiday cards this season, new UBC-branded greeting cards are now available to order through Xerox. Designs are available for both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Learn more.