Update on the Integrated Renewal Program — Student

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Over the past year, the university has completed major renewal projects related to our Human Resources and Finance systems under the Integrated Renewal Program (IRP). This resulted in the launch of Workday last November, which represented a significant step forward in modernizing our learning, research, and working environments at UBC.

Thank you to all those who supported the launch of Workday last fall, as well as to those who continue to support the ongoing adoption of our new systems and processes.

We are now pleased to announce that the Student stream of the IRP has been approved by the UBC Board of Governors to proceed to the next phase, with the target timeline for implementation being the 2023/24 academic year.

The IRP Student ecosystem renewal is a critical investment in UBC’s future. Anchored in Workday, it will enable ongoing improvements in how we support the academic mission of the university and deliver a high-quality digital experience for students. Crucially, it will allow us to ensure our student data is held securely and safely, in line with UBC’s privacy standards.

We continue to learn from the recent HR and Finance implementation and will build upon this experience, using insights gained to enhance and support an effective Student ecosystem renewal.

You can learn more about IRP Student, and view a message from President Santa Ono, at https://irp.ubc.ca/.

Thank you to the many individuals who have contributed their time and expertise to support IRP Student thus far. There is strong and ongoing involvement by academic leadership in this process through an advisory committee comprised of Associate Deans from nearly every UBC Faculty on both campuses. As with the renewal of our HR and Finance systems, our success will come through community investment and partnership.

Over the coming months, you will continue to hear about IRP Student and the UBC renewal journey. We look forward to the future as we take these steps together.

Lesley Cormack
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC Okanagan

Andrew Szeri
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver

Ananya Mukherjee Reed
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan

Peter Smailes
Vice-President, Finance and Operations

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