Call for nominations for representatives to the Board and Senates

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To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan

Throughout this academic year you will be asked to elect faculty and staff representatives to the Board of Governors and the Okanagan and Vancouver Senates for the 2017–2020 triennium.

This email is a call for nominations for three eligible faculty members and two eligible non-faculty staff members to serve on the Board of Governors, twelve eligible Joint Faculties representatives (Faculty Members At-Large) for the Vancouver Senate, and fourteen eligible Joint Faculties representatives for the Okanagan Senate.

Nominations are now open and close at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 31.

Subsequent elections will be held throughout this year for faculty-specific and other positions.

For more information and to download a nomination form, please visit https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/triennial1617

Kate Ross
Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar

Call for nominations for several search committees

To: Students in Vancouver and the Okanagan

As you may be aware, the university has embarked on executive searches for several key positions at UBC. Students form a key part of this process, and we are now inviting nominations for student representation on a number of search committees.

There are two nominating processes in place. The first process invites nominations for election by the student body. The second process invites nominations to be considered by the Senate. Please note: they each have their own forms and deadlines. Further details are below:

Process 1 – Nominations for election by the student body

There are places for students in the following categories for the following searches:

  1. President’s Advisory Committee for the selection of the next University Librarian
    a) One student (undergraduate or graduate) from the Okanagan Campus
    b) One student (undergraduate or graduate) from the Vancouver Campus
  2. President’s Advisory Committee for the selection of the next Vice-President, Research and International
    a) One graduate student from the Okanagan Campus
    b) One graduate student from the Vancouver Campus
  3. President’s Advisory Committee for the selection of the next Provost and Vice-President Academic, Vancouver Campus
    a) One graduate student from the Vancouver Campus
    b) One undergraduate student from the Vancouver Campus

If you are interested in being elected to serve on any of the above committees, please contact elections.information@ubc.ca for the required nomination form.

NOTE: A request for a nomination form must specify which of the following elections you wish to run for, as well as your campus and program. A student may run in more than one election at the same time provided they are eligible in that category. Submission of a personal statement of no more than 250 words in support of your candidacy will also be required.

Completed nominations and accompanying statements should be submitted by 4pm on Thursday, October 20th, 2016. For further information, please contact Stephanie.oldford@ubc.ca

Process 2 – Nominations to be considered by Senate

Students are invited to nominate themselves to one of the following search committees:

  1. President’s Advisory Committee for the selection of the next Provost and Vice-President Academic, Vancouver Campus
  2. President’s Advisory Committee for the selection of the next Vice-President, Research and International

The Senate Nominating Committee has already identified representatives to serve on these committees from both elected senators as well as the broader UBC community. The Senate Nominating Committee is now inviting additional nominations of students.

Nominations need to be seconded by at least three (3) students and should be accompanied by a statement (no more than 250 words) explaining the background of the proposed nominee and what their participation would bring to the search committee. Nominations are due by 4 pm on Thursday, 20 October 2016.

To request a nomination form, please contact Christopher Eaton at christopher.eaton@ubc.ca

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Christopher Eaton
Associate Registrar and Acting Secretary to Senate

Stephanie Oldford
Academic Governance Officer

Attend a free flu vaccination clinic on campus starting October 26

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Each year, UBC holds a series of flu clinics to help keep our students, faculty and staff well during the winter months.

No matter how healthy you are, anyone can get the flu. Getting the flu vaccine is your best protection against catching and spreading the flu virus.

I invite all of you to consider getting your free flu shot this fall to keep healthy and well.

  • Vancouver campus – Flu clinics for students, faculty and staff are offered between Oct. 26 – Nov.10. For clinic locations and to save the date, visit http://rms.ubc.ca/flu
  • Okanagan campus – Flu clinics for students, faculty and staff are offered on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, in the Admin Building foyer.

For friends of the UBC community not otherwise eligible for the clinics listed above, the Pharmacists Clinic at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers free flu shots. More details are available at https://pharmsci.ubc.ca/pharmacists-clinic

The wellbeing of our faculty, staff and students is important to all of us at UBC. To help protect everyone’s health, I encourage you to consider getting a flu shot.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

Seeking nominations for executive search committees

As you may be aware, the university is embarking on searches for a new Provost and Vice-President Academic, and a new Vice-President Research and International.

The procedures for the recommendation and selection of senior academic administrators – set out in Policy 18 (http://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2013/07/policy18.pdf) – are a responsibility shared between the Board of Governors and Senates under the University Act.

The Senate has charged its elected Nominating Committee with recommending faculty members to serve on the search committees for both positions in accordance with that policy.

The Senate Nominating Committee has identified representatives to serve on these committees from both elected senators and well as the broader UBC community, and these people have indicated a willingness to serve. The Senate Nominating Committee is now inviting additional nominations of faculty members to serve on these search committees.

Nominations need to be seconded by at least three (3) faculty members and should be accompanied by a statement (up to 250 words) explaining the background of the proposed nominee and what their participation would bring to the search committee’s deliberations.

To request a nomination form, or submit any questions, please contact christopher.eaton@ubc.ca.

As it is important for these searches to commence in a timely manner, nominations are due by 4 pm on Thursday, 20 October 2016.

Christopher Eaton
Associate Registrar and Acting Secretary to Senate

Message from Professor Santa Ono – Vancouver campus incident

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To: Faculty, staff and students in Vancouver

I am shocked and very concerned about yesterday’s assault on a student at Totem Park residence. Right now we are focused on supporting the victim and the victim’s family. We are also deeply concerned for the students who witnessed the assault or who have been affected in any other way and we are providing the help they may need. I appreciate this incident may make some of you feel anxious.

I can reassure you the RCMP has confirmed there is no risk to our community. The suspect is in police custody and has been banned from the UBC campus. The suspect is the subject of an RCMP investigation and faces criminal charges and court proceedings, so we cannot discuss details of the incident.

I would like to thank the RCMP, UBC Campus Security, Residence Life and students at the scene who responded to the incident. I am proud of the collective response of our community members. I urge all of you to reach out to our emergency services on campus should you ever feel in immediate danger by calling 9-1-1.

As president, I am committed to working with senior leaders and all members of the campus community to ensure safety and I can assure you I will remain directly engaged on this matter.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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