Hate is antithetical to UBC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

To: Faculty, staff and students in Vancouver and the Okanagan

If you are a manager of staff whose work is not computer-based, please print this email and display it in a common work area for them to review.

In recent months we have all sadly witnessed incidents of hate, racism and xenophobia across the globe.

Tragedies such as today’s attack in Barcelona, and the unrest in Charlottesville, only serve to remind us that we cannot and must not tolerate hatred and racism.

These incidents are antithetical to the very fabric of a just society. In particular, they are antithetical to UBC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to the values we hold and champion as an academic institution.

We must remember that Canada is not immune to similar challenges and we must work together to build a just and inclusive society.

As we welcome faculty, staff and especially new and returning students to UBC at the start of the coming academic year, let us work to ensure that everybody feels welcome and safe at our university.

Professor Santa J. Ono,
President & Vice-Chancellor

RCMP alert re: ‘virtual kidnapping’ scheme

To: Faculty, staff and students in Vancouver
If you are a manager of staff whose work is not computer-based, please print this email and display it in a common work area for them to review.
The RCMP have asked that we raise awareness within the UBC Vancouver community regarding a ‘virtual kidnapping’ scheme.

More details can be found at http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=2087&languageId=1&contentId=52051

Anyone who may be impacted by this scheme is advised to contact the RCMP immediately.

Janet Teasdale
Managing Director, Student Development & Services
(Acting Vice-President, Students)

Lisa Castle
Vice-President, Human Resources

Message from Professor Ono – British Columbia Fires Appeal

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To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan

You will no doubt have seen the devastation that has come from the wildfires in British Columbia — devastation that is impacting thousands of people.

For some of our faculty and staff, you may be impacted directly, and our thoughts are with you and your families. UBC Okanagan is also currently acting as an advanced staging area for fire trucks and personnel from across the province, to be sent where needed in the BC Interior.

At times like this we may ask — what can I do to help? The Red Cross is supporting the province of British Columbia and local authorities in providing assistance to those affected by the wildfires.

I would like to encourage you to make a donation to this fund. No matter how small, your support will make a difference. You can donate online at http://www.redcross.ca

Your donation will help provide immediate relief such as cots, blankets, family reunification and financial assistance for food, clothing and personal needs. Beyond meeting immediate needs, your donation may also help re-entry and go towards more long-term recovery, resiliency and preparedness.

At UBC we pride ourselves on our desire and passion to help address global issues. We now have an opportunity to help a crisis far closer to home. Thank you in advance for your support.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

Submit your comments regarding the VP, Human Resources position profile

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To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan

As announced last month, UBC has embarked on a search for a new Vice-President, Human Resources.

Ms. Lisa Castle, our current Vice-President Human Resources, is retiring at the end of this year. In June, we launched a global search for a suitable candidate to fill this position. The position profile has now been finalized and can be found online at: http://president.ubc.ca/featured/2017/07/17/7537/

We are inviting members of the UBC community to provide your thoughts on the position description, alongside comments about the opportunities and challenges that are ahead of the new Vice-President, Human Resources.

We also encourage you to send in nominations or suggestions of candidates for this position. All feedback and suggestions will be treated confidentially. They should be sent, care of our search consultants, to candice@pfmsearch.com by July 31, 2017.

The Vice-President, Human Resources reports to the President and provides vision and leadership in carrying out the university’s human resources plan including its people practices and workplace culture.

Thank you in advance to all those who are contributing to this important search process.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

View UBC’s 2016–2017 Annual Report

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To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan

I am pleased to share the University of British Columbia’s 2016–2017 Annual Report.

The report is an important document for UBC. It communicates our progress over the past year and celebrates the many accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

This year’s report has a streamlined format, which is downloadable and includes top highlights, stories, high-level performance measures and financial information.

It is clear that the previous year has been marked by incredible achievements, including the closing of our Centennial year and the launch of our process to create a new strategic plan.

I encourage you to read the document and learn more about our collective success over the past year. I would also like to thank everyone who contributed to these achievements, and offer a special thanks to those who helped put this report together.

For the full Annual Report, visit: annualreport.ubc.ca

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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