Your bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
Try a new fitness class for free this week
If you’re looking for new ways to stay in shape this winter, UBC is offering free fitness classes all week in Vancouver and the Okanagan. Try out any instructor-led classes on campus. Vancouver | Okanagan
New from Professor Ono’s blog: Getting closer to where you want to be
In his latest blog post, Professor Ono highlights the importance of taking chances, trying new things, and stepping outside of your comfort zone. Read the full post.
Submit nominations for the 2018 SSHRC Impact Awards by Jan. 30
If you know a researcher deserving of recognition for their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities, you are invited to submit your nominations for the SSHRC Impact Awards before Jan. 30. Learn more.
Update on UBC’s transition from Connect to Canvas
As of Winter Term 2, over 2,500 course sections have been added to Canvas — the online course platform that’s gradually replacing Connect at UBC. Learn more about Canvas training and support.
Apply for new funding opportunities for community-university engagement by Feb. 1
If you’re involved in community-university partnerships, the Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund is now available to support your endeavours. Learn more.
UBC-V: Register for a new year of Walkabout, beginning Jan. 22
Participate in UBC’s annual Walkabout challenge and walk the distance of a virtual route. Attend an info session on Jan. 17 and register for the challenge. Learn more.
Apply for the Coaching@UBC Internship Program by Jan. 31
If you’ve thought about becoming a coach, Coaching@UBC is accepting applications for the Coaching Internship Program 2018 intake. Apply before Jan. 31. Learn more and attend an upcoming info session in Vancouver.
Dr. Gail Murphy is the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI). Find out who inspires Gail, the qualities she values in her colleagues, and what she believes the role of research is at UBC. Read more.
UBC is an ever-growing network of new faces, teams and projects, but there are a number of networking groups on campus that meet regularly to discuss industry issues and campus initiatives. Learn how to grow your network.
If you have a network or community group you’d like to see listed, let us know.