Strategy 1 – Great People

UBC named one of BC’s Top Employers in 2021

UBC named one of BC’s Top Employers in 2021

UBC is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers in 2021. This designation recognizes the British Columbian employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work and the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Please visit the Focus on People website to learn why UBC has been recognized with this year’s award.

UBC named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2021

UBC named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2021

UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2021, for the ninth consecutive year. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers. Please visit the Focus on People website to learn why UBC has been recognized with this […]

Call for Open Educational Resource grant applications

Call for Open Educational Resource grant applications

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver is pleased to invite the UBC community to apply for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Rapid Innovation and Implementation Grants. The UBC Vancouver OER Fund, established through the UBC Academic Excellence Fund in 2019, aims to support affordable and inclusive access to learning materials through […]

Adapting the university to new ways of working

Adapting the university to new ways of working

In March 2020, the outbreak of Covid-19 brought many changes to how UBC faculty, staff and students interacted with the campus, as we transitioned to online learning and remote working for most. The shift brought with it the need to adapt quickly to meet new operational and safety requirements.  A new series by UBC Internal […]

Announcing the 2020/21 Open Educational Resources Fund awarded projects

Announcing the 2020/21 Open Educational Resources Fund awarded projects

The University of British Columbia is committed to making education more affordable and accessible through the use of open educational resources (OER). The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is pleased to announce the first round of 2020/21 OER Fund projects. As of February 15, over $220,500 in project grants have been approved to […]

UBC named one of BC’s Top Employers in 2020

UBC named one of BC’s Top Employers in 2020

UBC is one of BC’s Top Employers in 2020. This designation recognizes the employers in British Columbia that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work and the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Some of the reasons that UBC was selected as one of BC’s Top Employers this year: Encouraging employees to get involved […]

UBC named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020

UBC named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020

UBC is one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020, for the eighth consecutive year. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers. Here are some of the reasons why UBC was selected: UBC manages a community leadership program to help aspiring leaders explore leadership concepts through […]

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Annual Staff BBQ serves up opportunities for connection and wellbeing

This September, over 5,000 staff at UBC’s Vancouver campus started off the school year with their colleagues at the 17th Annual Welcome Back Staff BBQ. Staff enjoyed their meal with live music and in the company of colleagues from across the Vancouver campus. This was the biggest BBQ in 17 years – both in number […]

Recognizing staff excellence

Recognizing staff excellence

Great people are at the heart of UBC – which is why the university annually recognizes staff and faculty who not only contribute to making UBC an employer of choice, but who also embrace the university’s values. This year, 32 exceptional staff members from UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan were recently recognized for their outstanding […]

Call for Applications for Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver is pleased to announce a new call for applications for the Open Education Resources (OER) Fund. In alignment with UBC’s strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century, the Office of the Provost has committed $250,000 in annual funding for the next four years to support: The […]