Your bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
Register for the Staff and Faculty Sports Day, May 4
Sign up for the annual UBC Staff and Faculty Sports Day and participate in a range of physical and intellectual activities with your fellow colleagues. Vancouver|Okanagan
Apply for Healthy Workplace Funding by Apr. 18
Have a great idea to generate healthy activities and boost wellbeing in your workplace? You are invited to apply for the Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program fund. Learn more.
UBC-V: Celebrate the installation of new Musqueam street signs on Apr. 4
You are invited to celebrate the installation of the new street signs designed in partnership with the Musqueam community, at an upcoming event on Apr. 4. These signs contribute to a visible Musqueam presence and bilingual experience on campus. Using a traditional approach to place-naming, language experts provided names in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the traditional language of the Musqueam people. Learn more and register for the event.
UBC-V: Find important student programs and services at the new UBC Life Building
Located in the old SUB, the UBC Life Building is the new home to the Wellness Centre, International Student Advising, Go Global, and the ARC (Activities & Recreation Centre). Learn more.
New from Professor Ono’s blog: Building a more inclusive community
In his latest blog post, Professor Ono discusses the importance of building community and recognizing that the sum of our individual contributions can help create an environment where people feel supported, welcomed, and respected. Read the full post.
UBC-V: Attend Hot Lunch with Gail Murphy, Apr. 25
While tickets to the Mar. 28 Hot Lunch with Andrew Szeri are now sold out, the next event is right around the corner. Enjoy a delicious lunch, meet with your colleagues from across the university and hear from Gail Murphy, Vice-President, Research and Innovation on Apr. 25. Learn more and register.
UBC-V: Have your say on the proposed improvements to the U Boulevard Area
You’re invited to share your thoughts on UBC’s planned expansion of student housing, and services and amenities within the U Boulevard Area. Attend the next open-house event on Mar. 22, or complete the online survey by Apr. 8.
UBC-V: Help improve the Human Resources website
You’re invited to share your feedback on the current HR website, including how you interact with it, and suggestions for how to make it more useful and user-friendly. Complete the survey by Mar. 30.
Shirley Nakata is cultivating fairness in our community
With a foundation in law, and a staunch belief in human rights, Shirley Nakata, UBC’s first Ombudsperson for Students, is advocating for the student voice, and encouraging us to broaden our understanding of the concept of ‘fairness’ as we know it. Read more.