Strategy 5 – Systems Renewal

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 […]

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Increasing cybersecurity to support working from home

As staff, faculty and researchers moved to remote teaching, learning and working in March 2020, UBC Cybersecurity and local IT support sprang into action to protect and secure thousands of devices. Zoe Armer, Program Manager, Cybersecurity, provides an update on the increased security measures currently in place: Increased IT security measures and user support is […]

Why Privacy Matters at UBC

Why Privacy Matters at UBC

Why do privacy and information security matter? Information sharing is so common today that it is easy to become complacent about the importance of maintaining strong privacy and information security. Yet, everyone has the right to expect their personal information to remain safe and secure. In 2015 it was determined that “the risk of a […]

Preparing for digital recovery in advance of disaster

Preparing for digital recovery in advance of disaster

For years, British Columbians have been preparing for “the Big One” as the province sits on a seismic fault line.  Regardless of the size or nature, disasters (natural or man-made) can have major implications to global research institutions like UBC.  Today, when technology is fundamental in the learning and research ecosystems, a compromised IT infrastructure […]

Growing together: IRP and UBCO

Growing together: IRP and UBCO

From its inception in 2005 to today, UBC’s Okanagan campus has become an established and innovative hub for research and learning. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Deborah Buszard shares her excitement for the implementation of Workday as the core enterprise software system for UBC’s human resources, finance and student administration. IRP is one of […]

Meet Our IRP Sponsors: Andrew Szeri

Meet Our IRP Sponsors: Andrew Szeri

Professor Andrew Szeri is the Provost and Vice-President Academic for UBC Vancouver, providing leadership for the university’s academic strategy, budgetary and planning processes. The role also includes overseeing UBC’s academic programs and support functions, faculty affairs, enrolment, sustainability and information technology. As an Executive Sponsor for the IRP, Prof. Szeri took time to share his […]

Peter Smailes, Vice-President, Finance & Operations at UBC and lead executive sponsor of the Integrated Renewal Program

UBC invests in new system to improve collaboration and innovation

With less than a year to go before the launch of its new Human Resources and Finance system in April 2020, UBC is getting ready to “spend less time chasing information and more time on [its] strategic priorities.” The new platform, called Workday, is the first phase of UBC’s Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) — a […]