Vancouver

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Update on Blue Phone installation

You may have noticed that UBC’s network of Campus Blue Phones (http://security.ubc.ca/campus-blue-phones/) has expanded, and that the newly installed phones are equipped with security cameras.

Voting now open for faculty member vacancy on the Vancouver Senate

This email is to inform you that voting in the by-election to select a representative of the Joint Faculties to Senate is now underway. To vote and for more information, please visit https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/senate/elections

Presidential search: Candidate longlist finalized

I am pleased to provide a further update on the Presidential search process.

Following publication of the position profile for the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC (http://bog.ubc.ca/?page_id=11433), our consultant Perrett Laver has contacted potential candidates and, as expected, there is significant interest in the position from a large group of highly qualified individuals.

Call for applications: Senior Advisor on academic freedom

UBC is committed to a proactive approach to the preservation and advancement of academic freedom. The university is seeking to appoint a Senior Advisor on academic freedom to lead a system-wide conversation concerning the scope of academic freedom, and to develop materials to educate the university community concerning the need to support and protect academic freedom.

2016/17 Budget Update

With the 2016/17 UBC Vancouver budget process well underway, we would like to provide an update of progress to date, as well as the path forward.

In recent months, there have been discussions at various levels of the university around the 2016/17 budget. This included a two-day workshop at which the Executive and Vancouver Deans came together to review the challenges, opportunities and budget position of each of the Faculties and administrative units.