Other communication channels

There are many ways to communicate within the UBC community – broadcast email is not always the appropriate option.

Communicating with students

Depending on your communication goals, target audience, and message, you may want to consider one or more of the following channels in place of a broadcast email.

Student Services

  • Share your message on UBC Student Services channels. Complete this form to submit content to Student Services.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Student government

Share your message with student government, including the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and Graduate Student Society (GSS) social channels:

Communicating with faculty and staff

The Internal Communications team is making some enhancements to UBC’s central communication channels for faculty and staff. They include:

  • The launch of UBC Today, a bi-weekly newsletter for faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan (in April 2017)
  • The launch of UBC Bulletin, a channel for communicating to UBC’s senior leadership, replacing Heads Up (in June 2017)

Guidelines providing an overview of these channels, what they’re used to communicate and how they work together can be found in this document.

This site will be updated with more information about how to use these channels in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Faculty & Staff page on UBC.ca

If you have a university-wide message tailored to faculty and staff, you may want to share it via the Faculty & Staff page on UBC.ca. This page communicates:

  • Timely news and updates
  • Events (events inputted into the UBCevents calendar and tagged with ‘audience – faculty staff’ are showcased here)
  • Important resources and contacts
  • Achievements and recognition
  • Appointments
  • Stories about faculty and staff

You can submit content or story ideas to the Faculty & Staff page by completing this form.


Each UBC Faculty and unit has its own communication channels – you may wish to connect with your respective communications and/or marketing team.

If you are based on the Okanagan campus, we recommend reaching out to the University Relations team.

Promoting events

If you want to spread the word about an event, consider promoting it via the UBCevents calendar.

You can also promote your event via newspaper, radio and TV community calendars. See a listing of community calendars and tips on getting your event included.