Your bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
T4/T4A statements now available online
You can now download your 2017 T4 and T4A statements for tax returns via the Faculty and Staff Self-Service Portal. Learn more.
New from Professor Ono’s blog: Digital Technology Supercluster means exciting opportunities for UBC
In his latest blog post, Professor Ono discusses the federal government’s decision to support Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, and its potential impact on our future. Read the full post.
What to do in the event of extreme weather
As a reminder, the following web pages are the official source for snow closure information at UBC: ubc.ca (Vancouver) and ok.ubc.ca (Okanagan).
Find out how campus will be kept safe during extreme weather, and how to report slippery conditions. Vancouver | Okanagan
UBC-O: Join Deborah Buszard for coffee and conversation, Mar. 2 and Apr. 6
Register for a chance to join UBC Okanagan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal for coffee and share your ideas about UBC and the Okanagan campus. Register and learn more.
Staff: Reminder to use professional development funds for 2017/18
As we approach the end of the fiscal year on Mar. 31, don’t forget to take advantage of the professional development funds available to you. Learn more.
Apply for Green Labs funding by Mar. 16
If you’re looking for financial support to reduce the environmental impact of your research activities or laboratory, apply for the Green Labs Fund. Your innovative plan could make you the lucky recipient of up to $4,000. Learn more.
Submit nominations for NSERC’s E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships Program by Mar. 28
If you know a faculty member who is earning a strong international reputation for original research, you are invited to nominate them for an NSERCE.W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship by March 28.Learn more.
Have your say in the global search for three UBC leadership positions
UBC is currently embarking on a search for three senior leadership positions. To assist UBC’s search committee in their efforts, you are invited to share your views and input on the profiles and priorities of these important positions. Please refer to the links below to learn more.
Dr. John Innes is the Dean of the Faculty of Forestry. What you might not know, is that he’s also a recipient of a shared Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, his grandmother was in the first female intake at the University of Cambridge, and he speaks a handful of languages. Read his full one-on-one.
Resource spotlight: Explore UBC’s unique collection of rare books and materials
UBC-V: Drop by for a free hands-on tour
Join UBC Rare Books and Special Collections librarian Chelsea Shriver to get up close and personal with these rare and unique materials. Tours are held every Wednesday at 11 am at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Learn more.
UBC-O: Visit the special collections and archives
Located on the second floor of the UBC Okanagan Library, the Special Collections room boasts a variety of resources from the Okanagan-Similkameen, Columbia-Shuswap, and the Kootenays. Learn more.