Voting for representatives of the Joint Faculties, Vancouver Senate

To: Faculty in Vancouver

There have now been three calls for nominations for representatives from the Joint Faculties on the Vancouver Senate.

At this stage in the process, we would like to inform you that the election process to fill four remaining positions is now underway and you are invited to vote for your Joint Faculties representatives on the Senate.

To learn more about the six candidates, and for instructions on how to vote, please visit: https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/joint-faculties-representatives-vancouver-senate

Elections will close at 4 pm on Thursday, February 23.
Please direct questions to elections.information@ubc.ca.

Kate Ross
Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar

2017 President’s Awards for Staff: Call for nominations

To: Students in Vancouver

UBC’s staff make outstanding contributions to the university community. I invite you to recognize these individuals and their achievements by nominating them for the 2017 President’s Awards for Staff.

Download the nomination package at http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff/. The nomination deadline is 4 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017.

President’s Service Awards for Excellence

This award is open to all UBC staff with 10 or more years of service. Up to five recipients are selected each year.

The awards are presented during Graduation ceremonies, and each recipient receives a medal and $5,000.

President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver)

Open to all staff in Vancouver with three or more years of service, the President’s Staff Awards recognize contributions in the following categories:

  • Leadership
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enhancing the UBC Experience (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Community Engagement
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion (individuals or groups may be nominated)

Up to 12 recipients are selected each year (two per category), and recipients receive $2,000.

Visit http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff/ for more information.

Thank you,

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor  

2017 President’s Awards for Staff: Call for nominations

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.

To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver

UBC’s staff make outstanding contributions to the university community. I invite you to recognize these individuals and their achievements by nominating them for the 2017 President’s Awards for Staff.

Download the nomination package at http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff/. The nomination deadline is 4 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017.

President’s Service Awards for Excellence

This award is open to all UBC staff with 10 or more years of service. Up to five recipients are selected each year.

The awards are presented during Graduation ceremonies, and each recipient receives a medal and $5,000.

President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver)

Open to all staff in Vancouver with three or more years of service, the President’s Staff Awards recognize contributions in the following categories:

  • Leadership
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enhancing the UBC Experience (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Community Engagement
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Advancing Diversity and Inclusion (individuals or groups may be nominated)

Up to 12 recipients are selected each year (two per category), and recipients receive $2,000.

Visit http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff/ for more information.

Recognition at UBC

Awards are one of many ways to recognize people’s contributions at UBC. For other ideas or to share how colleagues are recognized in your department, visit http://focusonpeople.ubc.ca/category/workplace-conversations/.

Please connect with your unit’s communications team, or Human Resources Communications (communications@hr.ubc.ca), for more information.

Thank you,

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

Call for nominations: search committee for Vice-Provost, International

In October, Professor Santa Ono indicated the UBC Executive has been exploring how to best situate the institution’s international portfolio within the university. These efforts include the creation of a new senior academic administrative position: the Vice-Provost, International.

For the full message from Professor Ono, visit: http://broadcastemail.ubc.ca/2016/10/26/update-search-process-for-key-strategic-roles/

A search committee is being formed to recommend a candidate for this position, and nominations from faculty and students to serve on this committee are invited by 4pm on February 2, 2017.

The Okanagan and Vancouver Senates will be appointing faculty and students to serve on the search committee on the recommendation of their respective nominating committees.

For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit: https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/viceprovostinternational

Kate Ross
Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar

January 28 is Data Privacy Day. Help keep your data secure

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.

To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan

As the use of mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones increases, the need to be aware of the security risks to your data is also heightened.

January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an annual and worldwide effort to empower people to protect their privacy, both online and off. In light of this, I ask you to take a moment to ensure your personal information stays private.

Below are three ways you can protect your data and privacy:

  1. Request encryption for your computer or mobile devices from your local IT support
  2. Take the time to complete the Privacy and Information Security Fundamentals training
  3. Learn how to recognize and report a suspicious email to the UBC information security team

For more information, search “UBC Privacy Matters” online and visit our website.

As Professor Ono outlined in a recent message, at UBC, we have a responsibility to protect the personal information of our students, faculty, and staff as well as any other confidential information we hold on behalf of UBC.

Hubert Lai, Q.C.
University Counsel

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