Your bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
Sit less and move more this month with Move UBC
This February, participate in Move UBC and explore the physical, mental and social benefits that come from increased movement. Learn more and attend an event.
Nominate your colleagues for the 2018 President’s Awards
If you know any outstanding staff members deserving of recognition within the UBC community, you’re invited to nominate them for the 2018 President’s Awards. Submit your nominations by March 16. Learn more.
UBC launches new public lecture series, UBC Connects
Watch American economic and social theorist, Jeremy Rifkin, at the inaugural UBC Connects event happening March 8. While tickets to this event are now sold out, you can still tune in to the live webcast and stream this event between 6:30pm – 8pm. Learn more.
Health assessments available in February and March
If you’re looking to gain a better understanding of your current overall health, there are resources available to faculty and staff in-person, and online. Learn more.
UBC-V: Join the 2018-2019 Managing@UBC program
If you directly manage staff and are looking to enhance your leadership and managerial skills, you’re invited to register for the upcoming Managing@UBC program by April 1. Learn more.
Take the 30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge, Feb. 19 – Mar. 20
This month, you’re invited to try the 30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge. Discover new ways to increase satisfaction and productivity, while also reducing stress in the workplace. Learn more.
Reminder: Attend an open session on the UBC Workplace Experiences Survey results, happening this week
Learn what your colleagues said about their workplace experience in areas such as professional growth, health and wellbeing and work/life integration. Attend in person or via live stream in Vancouver (Feb. 7) and in-person in the Okanagan (Feb. 8). Learn more.
Resource spotlight: Connect directly with an EFAP counsellor using online chat
If you’re facing any personal, work, health or life issues, consider using First Chat – a confidential, real-time online chat service available 24/7 for all faculty and staff (and dependents) enrolled in UBC’s Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP). Learn more.