Core Area – People and Places

People and Place: The beating heart of UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences

People and Place: The beating heart of UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences

The UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences building on UBC’s Vancouver campus, located at the intersection of Wesbrook Mall and Agronomy Road, is a 246,000square-foot architectural landmark. Opened in 2012, the building is home to an ever-expanding Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and transformational hub of learning, research, and innovation. The construction of the building was made possible by […]

UBC named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2022

UBC named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2022

UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2022, for the tenth consecutive year. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers.    View the full announcement on the Focus on People website to see why UBC was selected for this award.

IRP Student – A Year in Review

IRP Student – A Year in Review

In 2021, IRP Student had a very successful year! From finalizing system designs, to hosting successful community engagements, to reaching major project milestones, so much was achieved on UBC’s journey to a renewed student information ecosystem. IRP Student would not have been able to achieve all it has in 2021 without the tremendous support and […]

Tackling historical, systemic and intersectional anti-racism with a new local open online course

Tackling historical, systemic and intersectional anti-racism with a new local open online course

The UBC Faculty of Education has launched a new Local Open Online Course (LOOC) titled ‘Historical, Systemic and Intersectional Anti-racism: From Awareness to Action’. The course aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of racism’s deep-rooted presence across different spheres of society. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the hegemony of racism through […]

Equity Enhancement Fund – call for proposals

As part of UBC’s commitment to advancing equity and inclusion across its campuses, faculty and staff are invited to submit a proposal to the Equity Enhancement Fund for projects that are responsive to community needs and advance one or more of the actions outlined in UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan. Faculty and staff are encouraged to […]

2020 Employment Equity Report highlights opportunities for greater diversity of UBC workforce, leadership

2020 Employment Equity Report highlights opportunities for greater diversity of UBC workforce, leadership

Published annually, the Employment Equity Report provides an overview of hiring and employment practices put in place to create and sustain equitable, diverse and inclusive workplaces at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. Using the self-identification data provided by UBC’s employees through the employment equity survey, the annual employment equity report provides comparable data on workplace […]

OER Fund(ed): Bringing culture and community to online language learning

OER Fund(ed): Bringing culture and community to online language learning

The UBC Himalaya Program has launched its newest Open Educational Resources (OER) courses on the Nepali and Tibetan language, titled ‘Introduction to the Nepali Language’ and ‘Introduction to the Tibetan Language’. Instructors Binod Shrestha and Sonam Chusang have designed the introductory courses with assistance from the OER Fund in form of a Rapid Innovation Grant, […]

Faculty invited to apply for Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund Implementation Grants

Faculty invited to apply for Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund Implementation Grants

About the OER fund  The Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund supports open education at UBC Vancouver through two grant streams:   UBCV faculty are invited to submit proposals for an OER Implementation Grant, which funds up to $25,000 for those who wish to incorporate open educational resources as the primary materials in their UBCV credit courses. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.  […]

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, Dr. 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 […]