Your bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Join the conversation during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) at UBC. Help raise awareness and understanding about sexual assault. Learn more.
More information can be found in the Resource Spotlight section, below.
New from Professor Ono’s blog: Inspire – this is our moment
In his latest blog post, Professor Ono discusses the university’s progress in the strategic planning process and the role this plan plays in defining who we are as an organization. Read the full post.
Prepare for tax season
Get ready for tax season and opt-in to receive your T4 statements online. As an added incentive to anyone still receiving paper copies, make the switch before Feb. 9 for the chance to win an iPad Pro. Learn more.
Flu vaccines still available
If you weren’t able to get immunized at one of the flu clinics in the fall, vaccines are still available by appointment.
Vancouver: Call the UBC Pharmacists Clinic at 604-827-2584
Okanagan: Call the Public Health Flu Information Line at 250-868-7715
UBC-V Faculty: Nominate an international scholar to come to UBC
If you know an outstanding international researcher who might be interested in coming to UBC, the Peter Wall Institute is offering awards of $15,000 to bring some of the world’s best scholars to Vancouver. Nominate an international scholar before March 1. Learn more.
UBC-O: Facebook live event with Professor Ono and Deborah Buszard, Jan. 25
Join Professor Santa Ono and Professor Deborah Buszard live on Facebook on January 25 at 2:45pm, to discuss topics that are top of mind at UBC Okanagan, and answer real-time questions. Use this link to participate live, or to watch the video at the later date.
UBC-O: Office of the Ombudsperson returns to the Okanagan
The Office of the Ombudsperson for Students has returned to UBC Okanagan. If you work with student policies or make decisions that directly affect students, learn more about your local office and the resources available to you.
Department: Health Promotion and Education, Student Development and Services
Year I started working at UBC: 2014
10 words to describe what I do at UBC: Consult, collaborate, coordinate; faculty and staff engagement; wellbeing in learning environments.
The best thing about my work/role at UBC: My work is driven by my passion for taking a strength-based approach and systems perspective to understanding student mental health and wellbeing. I’m excited to learn about the ways faculty from across disciplines work to enhance the mental health, learning, and overall experiences of students inside and outside the classroom.