Core Area – People and Places

Celebrating staff excellence at UBC

Celebrating staff excellence at UBC

In support of Strategy 1: Great People, and UBC’s goal to attract, engage and retain a diverse global community, it is important to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of our faculty and staff. Whether it’s advancing diversity and inclusion across campus, enhancing the UBC experience, providing leadership to colleagues and students, or contributing to […]

Hold that flight: medical student’s residency interviews equal 1/3 of a Canadian’s annual carbon budget

Hold that flight: medical student’s residency interviews equal 1/3 of a Canadian’s annual carbon budget

Like thousands of other medical students in Canada, Kevin Liang had no idea he would be asked to take more than 10 flights during his last year for in-person residency interviews. “After learning this, I knew I had to quantify the climate impact from thousands of students travelling for CaRMS (the Canadian Resident Matching Service).” […]

IBPOC Connections: Building community, increasing representation at UBC
Exploring careers in support of equity, diversity and inclusion

Exploring careers in support of equity, diversity and inclusion

Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace is a growing priority for many organizations, resulting in a new job category: the EDI practitioner. This emerging field is attracting interest among individuals who are drawn to the work of supporting historically marginalized and under-represented groups. and creating a more equitable and inclusive society. In […]

Seeking proposals for the Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund

Seeking proposals for the Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund

UBC’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund, established in 2021, supports initiatives that seek to celebrate and elevate diverse communities and advance anti-racism efforts at our UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Students, faculty, and staff members across both campuses are encouraged to apply for funds in support of anti-racism initiatives, including those that celebrate, elevate, and build greater […]

Apply for the Equity Enhancement Fund by May 31, 2021

Apply for the Equity Enhancement Fund by May 31, 2021

The Equity Enhancement Fund supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity and inclusion at UBC, in alignment with Strategy 4: Inclusive Excellence. Preference will be given to initiatives which: Build student, faculty, and staff competencies and understanding related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion through community-engaged activities. Promote a respectful environment at UBC through […]

UBC breaks ground on $23-million renewable energy hub

UBC breaks ground on $23-million renewable energy hub

A new $23-million renewable energy hub will transform an entire city block at the University of British Columbia into a smart energy district, including the province’s first-ever hydrogen refuelling station for light and heavy-duty vehicles. It will also include the addition of a solar array, as well as intelligent charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. “This […]

UBC launches Workday, new HR and Finance system

UBC launches Workday, new HR and Finance system

After years of preparation, UBC launched its new HR and Finance system on November 2, 2020. The move to cloud-based software Workday allows UBC to modernize our core business processes and improve accessibility and continuity of work for all employees.   “My gratitude runs deep for this community for what you have achieved, your commitment to the success of the Integrated Renewal Program and […]

Universities taking action to address the climate emergency

Universities taking action to address the climate emergency

A recent groundswell of student climate activism prompted the University of British Columbia to join organizations around the world in declaring a global climate emergency and committing to full divestment of investments from the fossil fuel industry. As part of the declaration, and after expansive consultation, in January 2021 UBC’s Climate Emergency Task Force released […]

UBC leads as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2021

UBC leads as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2021

For the tenth consecutive year, UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2021. This special award recognizes Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness, developing exceptional sustainability initiatives, and – because of their environmental leadership – are attracting employees. Please visit the Focus on People website to […]