Your bi-weekly roundup of what’s new and what’s happening at UBC for faculty and staff.
Witness the opening of UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, April 9
You are invited to the opening of this historic centre in a ceremony on the Vancouver campus. This event will also include a statement of apology — on behalf of UBC — for its role in the system that supported the operation of the Indian residential schools. Attend in person or watch the live webcast. Learn more.
UBC-V: Participate in ‘Celebrate Learning Week’, Apr. 30 – May 6
Explore the diverse range of UBC’s teaching and learning opportunities by participating in a Celebrate Learning Week event. Register to attend one of the featured presentations or submit your own event as part of this week-long campus-wide showcase by completing the online submission form by Apr. 8.
New from Professor Ono’s blog: The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
In his latest blog post, Professor Ono discusses the upcoming opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC), and what the establishment of this building means for former students and survivors of the Indian residential schools, their communities, and UBC as an institution. Read the full post.
Volunteer for spring graduation ceremonies
Become a volunteer at one of the upcoming graduation ceremonies in Vancouver and Okanagan. This is a unique opportunity to get involved in this special occasion honouring students’ achievements, and making it a memorable occasion for the students, their family and their friends. Learn more and sign up. Vancouver | Okanagan
UBC-V: Watch UBC Connects with Jeremy Rifkin: The Third Industrial Revolution
In case you missed it, the first UBC Connects event featuring American economic and social theorist, Jeremy Rifkin, is now available online. Limited tickets are still available to see Waneek Horn-Miller, activist and Olympian, at the next event on Apr. 19. Learn more and purchase tickets.
You’re invited to continue the conversation in shaping the culture of the new Stadium neighbourhood. Attend an open house, take part in an Ideas Workshop, or share your insights through an online survey. Learn more.
Dr. Mary MacDougall is the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry. An internationally recognized scholar, Dr. MacDougall applies passion and creativity to every aspect of her work and is committed to helping British Columbians make the connection between oral health and the early intervention of systemic disease. Learn more.
A Musqueam view of the UBC campus
Musqueam Elder Larry Grant is Elder in Residence at the First Nations House of Learning, and Adjunct Professor in the First Nations and Endangered Languages program, where he teaches hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the Musqueam language. As UBC installs Musqueam signage on campus, find out what the Point Grey area means to Elder Grant and his people. Read more.
Resource spotlight: Improve your records management practices with new online training videos
If you’re interested in sharpening your records management skills and ensuring that you’re doing your part to keep institutional records secure and organized, there are new online videos and training modules available to you. Learn more.