Strategy 1 – Great People

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.

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 […]

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 […]