On the Radar Volume 7 Number 1

Rain

“On the Radar" is an electronic news bulletin for members of the Association of Administrative and Professional Staff at UBC. It is published periodically via email and on our website, under the guidance of the AAPS Communications Committee.  Layout and design by Jasmin Deol.  Web design and graphics by Jasmin Deol.  Members wishing to make submissions please contact Jasmin Deol at jasmin.harry@ubc.ca.


In This Issue

(The hyperlinks below will aid you in jumping to the articles you would most like to read.)



AAPS ANNOUNCEMENTS

2011 and onwards...

by Isabella Losinger, AAPS President

Well, it’s another “new” year. The global news so far has not been very uplifting, with severe weather and violence (in many forms) featuring prominently in the media. In those respects, we are fortunate to live in BC.

On the BC labour front, we are currently in a lull—between the previous bargaining year of 2010 and the next bargaining year of 2012. The AAPS Board closed out the old year by meeting with Professor Toope on December 22.  It was a productive time of reflection on AAPS’ activities and achievements over the year, and a reminder of what yet remains to be done. The meeting also afforded the AAPS Board the opportunity to express our disappointment with the PSEC bargaining mandate of 2010, and to hope that the 2012 mandate would be a substantial improvement.

There are a number of priority items for this year.  In addition to preparing for 2012 bargaining, the Board will also engage in a strategic planning exercise in early February; and will undertake a long overdue systematic policy review.  The AAPS membership continues to grow, despite some losses each year, and along with that growth is increasing complexity and sophistication.

In the meantime, AAPS will continue to advocate vigorously on behalf of its members—either through the Member Services Officers in the office or the Advocacy Committee volunteers.  This work is theraison d’être of our organization; and I urge anyone who has questions or concerns to contact the office.

All the very best for a healthy and fulfilling 2011.

arrow up    


Health Spending Account

by UBC Benefits

Effective January 1, 2011, a new benefit program called the Health Spending Account (HSA) was introduced for Management & Professional Staff.  A postcard announcing this benefit was sent in December 2010 to those enrolled in the M&P extended health program and who are now eligible for the HSA.  The postcard provided a brief outline of the HSA, dates for upcoming face to face information sessions (held in January 2011), as well as a link to the Human Resources Benefits website for further information:  http://www.hr.ubc.ca/benefits/employee-groups/management-professional/hsa/

What is a Health Spending Account?

It is an account containing credits that can be used to reimburse medical and dental expenses over and above what may have been paid by the UBC health and dental benefits program,  after coordinating with a spouse’s plan (if applicable).

Tip – make sure that you claim any eligible expenses under any group benefit plans, including coordinating on a spouse’s plan, before considering using your HSA credits. That way, you’ll maximize reimbursement on your particular expense from all available resources. The HSA may also be used for the reimbursement of expenses or amounts that are not covered by the extended health and dental benefit programs or provincial health plans, but are considered an eligible medical expense that would qualify as a tax credit as defined in the Income Tax Act.

For a detailed list of qualifying medical expenses, please visit the Canada Revenue website for further information:  http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tp/it519r2-consolid/it519r2-consolid-e.html.

A summarized list is also available from the Sun Life Plan Member Services website:  www.mysunlife.ca.

The HSA may be used for dependents other than those enrolled under your extended health and dental plans at UBC.   These include parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings and must be financially dependent as defined in Canada’s Income Tax Act.

Credits used under the HSA are non-taxable to the employee.

How it works

The HSA benefit is available for two years, starting January 1, 2011 and ending December 31, 2012.  Eligible staff in the UBC M&P employee group receive a credit of $125 per year, each January 1, in 2011 and in 2012 - or, if you are a new hire, on the date you are enrolled in the extended health plan.  Because the UBC M&P HSA is a non-taxable benefit, you must use your HSA credit within a certain timeframe. The benefit year under the HSA is a calendar year (January – December).  Unused portions of the credit at the end of 2011 can be carried forward for one year to 2012.  However, if the amount is not used by the end of the 2012, you will lose the carried-forward portion, since the HSA benefit will end on December 31, 2012.

At the end of Dec. 31, 2012, you will have 90 days (until March 31, 2013) to submit a HSA claim for expenses incurred during 2012 benefit year.  After 90 days (from March 31, 2013 forward), you will no longer be able to submit claims to your HSA.

Where can I find details on my HSA account balance?

Your HSA Account information can be accessed through Sun Life’s Plan Member Service Site (www.mysunlife.ca).  You will see your $125 credit for 2011.  On January 1, 2012, there will be another credit allocation of $125, including any unused credits carried forward from 2011.

On Sun Life’s Plan Member Services site, you can view your HSA account activity including balances, submit claims as well as check on the status of claim payments.  Plan Members can also access information on their HSA Account activity by calling the Sun Life Customer Care Centre at 1-800-361-6212 or 1-800-661-7334.

How do I make a claim under the HSA?

You can submit a claim by paper or submit online via Sun Life’s Plan Member Service site (www.mysunlife.ca). If you are submitting by paper, please use the new combined Extended Health + HSA or Dental Care + HSA claim form and remember to complete the HSA section of the form (Part 3).  If you do not complete this section of the form, Sun Life will assume that you do not want any unpaid balances processed under your HSA.

Claim forms are available from the Human Resources Benefits website:  www.hr.ubc.ca/benefits/forms/

Where do I get more information?

For information specific to you, send a secure e-mail from Sun Life’s Plan Member Services Site (www.mysunlife.ca) or calling Sun Life at 1-800-361-6212 or 1-800-661-7334.

For more information, please visit the Human Resources Benefits website (www.hr.ubc.ca/benefits/employee-groups/management-professional/hsa or contact UBC Benefits at benefitsinfo@hr.ubc.ca or 604-822-8111.        

arrow up    


 

To retire, or not to retire....

Are you approaching your NRD (Normal Retirement Date, age 65)?
Are you wondering whether or not to continue working past your NRD?

Would you like to join a facilitated round-table discussion examining the benefits (financial, emotional, otherwise) of retiring before or after your NRD?

We would like to host a lunch-time session sometime this spring if there is enough interest.

Please let us know by emailing aaps@interchange.ubc.ca.

arrow up    


Advocacy Issues Report

The Advocacy Committee and the AAPS Member Services Officers are available to support and assist the Membership in advocacy issues.  If you have concerns and/or questions contact us and you will be assigned a representative to assist you with your situation.  All information is treated confidentially. Questions that are brought forward raise AAPS' awareness of what is happening on the University's campuses, and ensure that the Agreement on Conditions and Terms of Employment (ACTE) is being appropriately applied.  The following report identifies the Category of Issues as well as the number of specific issues handled by AAPS within each category.

Advocacy Issues: December 31, 2010

(Reporting Period July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011)

Category of Issue Category DescriptionYTD
# Issues Handled
YTD
# of Issues Resolved
YTD 
# of Issues Remaining
Hours of WorkTime of day / day of week523
Workload OvertimeOver work/overtime pay11 
DisciplineWarning/Suspension33 
Terminations CauseCulpable firings   
Terminations Without CauseLayoff/ Reorg/Lack of $/Unsuitability26188
Terminations ProbationSuitability/Fit1 1
Resignation/ RetirementQuit of own accord33 
Term Appointment EndsDate Moved/ Notice/$11 
Classification & ReclassFamily/Grade1  
PayAppropriateness862
Bargaining UnitAAPS/CUPE/ FACUlTY   
ExclusionsWho is in/out   
Discrimination - 13 GroundsHuman Rights Code   
Harassment - PersonalBullying4 4
Work Environment - PhysicalSafety   
Work Environment - CultureToxic Environment211
ReorganizationDept or UBC changes11 
Long Term DisabilityExtend sick leave   
Sick LeavePay, duration, qualifying for1358
Leaves of AbsenceVacation & other leaves853
Return-to-WorkAccommodation2 2
PensionsAmount, entitlement, etc.   
BenefitsCoverage642
Evaluation Post -Prob'nPerformance312
Evaluation ProbationPerformance523
AppointmentsSearch/Selection/ Offer Letters66 
ServiceTotal Length of   
AttendanceAbsenteeism & Attendance Mgmt   
Professional DevelopmentTuition Waivers/PD Fund/Study Leave541
Interpretations GeneralAnything not listed above524012
TOTAL 15610353

arrow up    


AAPS Professional Development Events

Bookmark the AAPS PD Blog to keep up to date on Professional Development Events organized by AAPS. If you have an idea for a Professional Development Event or have any questions pertaining to the events scheduled, please contact Jasmin Deol at jasmin.harry@ubc.ca.


Upcoming Events Point Grey Campus

I Like Me!  Helping Children Develop Self-Esteem

k

 

Presented by Kathy Lynn
Free Seminar, Please RSVP

Wednesday, February 22, 2011 (Point Grey Campus)
Please register early to ensure event is not canceled.

 

 

 

 

 

Program Summary:

Child self-esteem is a topic of growing importance in our society as we see our young people struggling to develop a positive self-image. Love is not enough. What do children need and what can parents do for their children? This presentation deals with the difficult and abstract concept of self-esteem and will offer a blueprint for success.

You Will Learn:

· why simply loving our kids is not enough

· why some common parenting practices are backfiring on us

· practical ways you can help your children to develop high self-esteem

Presenter Bio:

Kathy Lynn is Canada's leading parenting speaker and author.  Kathy’s workshops can help employees do a better job at work by doing a better job at home.

Over three decades of speaking to parents and professionals about kids and families, Kathy has helped thousands of Moms and Dads become better parents and has made a big difference in the lives of Canada's children.

In her keynote addressesas part of a quality workplace wellness program, to members of the helping professions and to parent conferences, her work on television and radio, and her newspaper and magazine columns, Kathy inspires parents to re-dedicate themselves to raising their children. You can read her columns in Today’s Parent Magazine.

Kathy is the author of three CDs, Discipline…Steps to Success, “Stop It, You Two!” and “I Like Me”, as well as two popular books, Who’s in Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home.

Her career began when her children were young and parenting resources were not readily available, so she trained as a parenting speaker and began leading parenting classes. She has worked as a Child Protection Worker and director of a family services agency. She has a diploma in Community Service, a BA in applied social services, and is a Certified Canadian Family Educator.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is open to all AAPS members.  It is appropriate for parents of children of all ages.

Program Information:

February 22, 2011

11:30am-1:30pm

Student Union Building

6138 Student Union Boulevard (view location map)

Party room

To Register:

Simply send an email to aaps.pd@ubc.ca with the event name in the subject line.   

arrow up    


Recent AAPS Events

The Leadership Brain-Learning to Lead with the Brain in Mind

brain

 

 


A total of 250 AAPS members from Point Grey campus participated in The Leadership Brain-Learning with the Brain in Mind with Terry Smalls on January 25, 2011.

 

 

 

 

During the seminar, Terry recommended the following books to read:

  • A Whack on the Side of the Head - Roger Von Oech
  • Influence - Robert Cialdini
  • 30 Days to a Better Memory - Gina School
  • On Being Certain - Robert Burton
  • The Biology of Belief - Bruce Lipton
  • Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Brain that Changes Itself - Norman Doidge

If you would like to sign up for Terry's Brain Bulletin please click here.

arrow up    


Breaking Down Barriers:  Some Tips on Filing Your 2010 Tax Return

tax

 


A total of 100 AAPS members from Point Grey campus participated in Breaking Down Barriers: Some Tips on Filing Your 2010 Tax Return on January 18, 2011 with Arthur Azana from D&H Group.

There was a large number of interested members on the waitlist for this seminar. AAPS is currently trying to reschedule another session at Point Grey Campus in order to meet this demand. 

 

 

FEATURED ARTICLES

The Right to Representation

by Michael Conlon, AAPS Executive Director

MC

Under UBC’s Return to Work Program, AAPS members who are off on medical disability often return to work on a graduated or part-time basis. Often the return to work is predicated on certain medical accommodations related to the illness or disability.  The Attorney General of BC defines a disability as follows: 

A disability is a condition that limits a person’s senses or activities. It may be physical or mental, visible or invisible, temporary or permanent.

Examples of a disability range from mental illness (including depression), learning disabilities, chronic fatigue, ongoing back pain, and a wide variety of conditions that impair an individual’s ability to function in the workplace.

Where the accommodation is supported by medical documentation the employer has a ‘duty to accommodate’.  However, this duty is not absolute and any accommodation must be reasonable and not cause the employer ‘undue hardship’. While the discretion on accommodation lies with the employer, AAPS members have a right to representation at accommodation meetings.

The law regarding duty to accommodate and association or union representation is clearly articulated in the BC Human Rights Code.  Under the Code, the term” trade union” is defined differently than it is under the Labour Code.  Consequently, the Association has an obligation to ensure that its members are not being discriminated against in connection to their employment relationship with the University.

Under the Human Rights Code, as a professional association, AAPS is required to:

  • Take an active role as partners in the accommodation process;
  • Share joint responsibility with the University to facilitate accommodation; and
  • Support the accommodation measure irrespective of the Agreement, unless to do so would create undue hardship (it must put forward alternative measures that it believes are less onerous for its members).

AAPS’ legitimate role in such matters is reinforced by Article 14.1 of the Agreement which gives employees a right to have a representative from AAPS present at any meeting regarding accommodation.

As per the Code and the Agreement, the Association is an essential party to any accommodation measure.  The Association, along with the employer, has a responsibility to ensure accommodation for those members protected by human rights legislation and to ensure that the member is provided with a reasonable accommodation proposal.

A representative from AAPS can benefit the member by providing:

  • Assistance in obtaining  the facts;
  • A better understanding of the situation, process, and related possible consequences;
  • A calm sounding board; and
  • Counsel and support.

Thus, AAPS draws from a number of sources, including the Agreement and the Human Rights Code, which combine to constitute the Right of Representation of its members in matters relating to accommodation.


Members are encouraged to contact the AAPS office for assistance on accommodation or for general queries their rights and responsibilities in regard to medical leave.

arrow up    


Scholarships and Bursaries-Do You Know

by Sharon Cory, Member Services Officer

sc

AAPS has specific identified funds in the form of Affiliation Scholarships and Bursaries. The funds are given to support the successful recipients in their financial needs while pursuing education at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Scholarships are awarded to two recipients and are available to AAPS members and their children or spouses. Each award has a value of $4,500.  Please note all Scholarships are subject to UBC Senate Regulations.

Bursaries are awarded on a discretionary basis and the bursary fund is open any student.  The total funds available are $4,500 and distributed amongst the number of recipients as determined by the Student Financial Assistance & Awards Department.

The Student Financial Assistance & Awards Department of UBC is responsible for the administration, inclusive of the allocation of the funds for both the AAPS Affiliation Scholarships and Bursaries.  Each category has specific identified criteria to be used in the determination of the awards.  Please note the on-line application process is time sensitive.

The application deadline is May 31, 2011.

On-line application forms are made available in March (date varies each year).

To ensure an application is submitted before the deadline, applicants are advised to monitor the website starting early March 2011.  Students apply on separate applications for UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

For application information follow the links below:

Okanagan Campus

http://okanagan.students.ubc.ca/finance/awards.cfm?go=scholarships,affiliation

http://okanagan.students.ubc.ca/finance/awards.cfm?go=bursaries,affiliation

Vancouver Campus

http://www.students.ubc.ca/finance/types-of-financial-support/scholarships-awards/affiliation-awards/

arrow up    


10 Suggestions for Internal Controls and Successful Business Operations

by Johann Boulter (Internal Audit) and Ray McNichol (Financial Services)

 

acct

Internal controls are any actions taken by the University that will increase the likelihood that our mission and objectives will be achieved. In general, internal controls help to

-safeguard assets

-ensure accuracy of financial reporting

-comply with laws and regulations, policies and procedures

-prevent something ‘bad’ from happening, such as fraud or theft.

Internal controls are any actions taken by the University that will increase the likelihood that our mission and objectives will be achieved. In general, internal controls help to

-safeguard assets

-ensure accuracy of financial reporting

-comply with laws and regulations, policies and procedures

-prevent something ‘bad’ from happening, such as fraud or theft.

There are many controls that can be implemented, but from a practical perspective, here are the ‘top 10’ to consider for your department or faculty:

10.  Set a strong example for the expectation of ethical behavior and compliance with laws/policies/procedures, and communicate your expectations routinely to your unit’s personnel.

9.  Use of University assets: Ensure University assets are used for University business (incidental personal use is allowed).

8.   Safeguard assets: Keep offices and labs locked to protect property, data, and other resources. Remember to shred paper documents with confidential and identifying information.

7.  Assess risks: Consider unique risks that your unit may have (i.e. cash collections, contracts and grants, etc.) and ensure additional oversight is provided.

6.  Segregation of duties: Don’t let one employee have complete control of any process.

5.  Reconcile accounts: Ensure accounts are reconciled monthly and review reconciliations for any unusual transactions. This should include a review of payroll and leave reports.

4.  Familiarize yourself with University policies and procedures: know where to find relevant policies and procedures. Don’t be afraid to call and ask questions.

3.  Gain an understanding of work: If something doesn’t make sense, ask questions until you understand.  Make sure you understand what your employees are doing as well.

2.  Establish signing controls: Limit signature authority and don’t let anyone sign your name (an employee should sign their own name). Never use a signature stamp.

1.  Know what you are signing: Never sign something you don’t understand. Never give ‘Rubber-stamp’ approval signatures – you might regret them later.

For more information on internal controls, please review the following websites or contact Johann Boulter (2-0505) in Internal Audit or Ray McNichol (7-5018) in Financial Services:

http://www.finance.ubc.ca/financecertification/Internal-Control.cfm

http://www.intaudit.ubc.ca/internalcontrols.htm

arrow up    


The Coaching Advantage

Tapping into Your Own Coaching Brilliance

by Nancy Hogan, CEC BBA

Nancy Hogan

 

As more and more people discover the power of coaching, we are witnessing an amazing shift taking place on our campus.  Coaching is about giving other people the opportunity to come up with their own insights and solutions and is based on the principle that each person you have a coaching conversation with has their own resources and answers within them to be a success. Coaching is not about giving advice.  Coaching conversations can flow easily and freely when the following questions are kept in mind:

How can you stay curious and “agenda-free” when investigating a challenge or goal?

  • What is one thing you can do to improve your listening skills today so that you can really hear what is important to another person?
  • Do you take time to stop and ask a probing question to cause a shift to happen or help something new to be uncovered?
  • Do you make a specific request when helping another to move forward when he/she is stuck?
  • How do you help others be accountable for the steps they plan to take?

There are several workshops that are one or two days in length offered through the UBC MOST program that can help you to sharpen and further develop the coaching skills that lie within you.

In addition, working with a coach can help you to become more aware of and experience the power of a ‘coach approach’ that can assist your goals in both your professional and personal life. Many people share feedback that having coaching conversations are the most meaningful and impactful conversations they have had in their lives.

Thinking about professional training as a coach?  Apply to the 2011 Coaching Internship Program.  Please see http://www.hr.ubc.ca/coaching/become-a-coach/coaching-internship for full details and application forms.  Deadline for submission is March 4, 2011.

How will sharpening your coaching skills make 2011 a great year?

arrow up    

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

President’s Service Award for Excellence 2011 Nominations

Do you have outstanding colleagues with 10 years or more UBC service? Nominate them for the top award for UBC Staff, the President’s Service Award for Excellence. The nomination deadline  is Feb. 28, 2011.

The President’s Service Award for Excellence is the top award presented to UBC Staff in recognition of excellence in personal achievements and contributions to UBC and to the vision and goals of the University.

Visit the President’s Service Awards For Excellence page for full details and nomination papers (http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/making-it-happen/awards/presidents-service-award-for-excellence/).

 

arrow up    


Update or verify your UBC email address in your personal record, and be entered to win one of two 19-inch flatscreen TVs!

email

Quick Steps

1) Log in to Faculty & Staff Self-Service (http://www.msp.ubc.ca/) with your CWL (using VPN if you are off-campus).
2) Click on Email Address in the myPersonal Info section.
3) Enter your UBC (or your business email) into the Primary email box.
4a) Click "Save."
OR
4b) Verify that your UBC email address is Primary and click "Enter me in the draw."

Full information and instructions available at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/update-your-email/

Note: This contest is open to all UBC employees. You must be an active employee at the time of the draw. Please contact UBC HR Communications if you have questions regarding eligibility.

arrow up    


2011 Coaching Internship Applications

Coaching@UBC is accepting applications for the 2011 intake for Coaching Internship Applications. Successful candidates will receive funding towards coach training at an institution of their choice. Please visit  http://www.hr.ubc.ca/coaching/become-a-coach/coaching-internship/  for full details and application documents. 

Funding is negotiated based on funds available with a maximum of three applications considered annually.  The deadline for applications is March 4, 2011.  For more information about Coaching@UBC, or to sign up for Coaching Services, visit  www.hr.ubc.ca/coaching/.

arrow up    


Leave for Change 2011 Participants

In 2011, UBC will send six volunteers overseas to developing countries as part of the University's Leave for Change program (http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/leave-for-change/):

Nancy Hogan (Health Services and Policy Research)
Post:  Human Resource Management  Advisor in Francistown, Botswana 
Partner Organization: Light and Courage Centre Trust (LCCT) 
Date: March 5th to April 2, 2011

Nicole Ronan (CTLT)
Post: ICT Training Needs Advisor in Accra, Ghana 
Partner Organization: The Girls Education Unit (GEU) of the Ghana Education Service 
Dates: February 2 - March 19, 2011

Amy Phillips (Orthopaedics)
Post: SPSS (Statistical program for social science) Database Trainer in  Kathmandu, Nepal 
Partner Organization: Centre for Microfinance 
Dates: March 5 - 19, 2011

Merrilee Hughes (Nursing)
Post: Fundraising and Grant Facilitation Advisor in Kathmandu, Nepal 
Partner Organization: ANSAB
Dates: April 2 - 23, 2011

Robin Ryan (Enrolment Services)
Post: Advisor in Photography-Based Marketing in Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Partner Organization: The National Federation of Community Tourism in Guatemala (FENATUCGUA)
Dates: February 11 - 26, 2011

Angie Gerst (Continuing  Studies)
Post: Advisor in Oruro, Bolivia 
Partner Organization: The City of Oururo, Bolivia 
Dates: May, 2011 (exact date to be confirmed)

Our  Leave for Change participants will blog about their adventures. You can read their stories athttp://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/leaveforchange/blog/.

Applications for the 2012 Leave for Change program will open in the fall of 2011.

arrow up    


Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

hugh

 

Presented by the Chan Centre


Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene and is active as a performer, composer, producer and activist. This iconic artist is best known for his integral role in Paul Simon's tour behind the classic album Graceland. Masekela's Grammy award-winning hit Grazing in the Grass sold over four million copies and made him an international star. He has collaborated with numerous artists in the USA, Africa and Europe including Miriam Makeba, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte and Herb Albert.


Masekela's work as an activist raised international awareness of the South African government's restrictive apartheid policies. In the 80s, Masekela's hit song Bring Him Back Home became an anthem for the Free Nelson Mandela movement. Articulate and brilliantly musical in a number of genres, Masekela has been a defining force in world music and the struggle for human rights both in Africa and around the world.


His tour in support of his latest album, Phola, brings Masekela (on flugelhorn) to the Chan Centre in March, where he will combine with five other superb South African musicians to explore his incredible musical history.

More information: http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/hugh-masekela

BUY TICKETS - Tickets available for $65 and up at Ticketmaster. Student and senior discounts also available. http://www.ticketmaster.ca | 1-855-985-ARTS (service charges apply)
To avoid service charges buy your tickets in person at the Chan Centre Ticket Office (Mon-Sat, 12pm – 5pm)
_______________________________________________________________________________
We will be offering two events off campus in conjunction with this concert as part of our Chan Connects Series.


Film screeningAmandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony
Thursday, March 10th at 7:00pm
Pacific Cinémathèque, 1131 Howe Street


Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid through the voices of several artists including legendary jazz musician, Hugh Masekela.


BUY TICKETS - Tickets available at Pacific Cinémathèque. $10.50 regular / $9 students & seniors

arrow up    



__________________________________________________________________________

FREE lecture by Hugh MasekelaThe Role of Musician as Ambassador
Friday, March 11th at 12:00pm


UBC Robson Square, Main Theatre (C.300), 800 Robson Street 

We are thrilled to announce that Hugh Masekela will arrive in Vancouver one day before his concert at the Chan Centre in order to deliver this free, public lecture downtown at UBC Robson Square as part of our Chan Centre Connects series. The lecture will focus on the musician’s role as a cultural ambassador and how music can raise social and political awareness. 

arrow up    


Have You Experienced Depression in the Past?

Would You Like to Learn a New Approach to Prevent Future Episodes?

We are now recruiting adults who have experienced 3 or more episodes of depression to participate in a randomized-controlled trial evaluating therapy-based treatments for depressive relapse.

For more information please contact Amanda: 604.707.6379 or ayu4@bcmhs.bc.ca

arrow up    


We invite you to Managing at UBC!

Have you been a manager at UBC for less than a year?

Do you have staff reporting to you?

Designed for new managers, this free professional development program incorporates self-directed learning resources that you can access in person or online, while providing a supportive learning environment with your peers. As a new manager, you will learn to be confident, connected and engaged in your new role, and better supported to handle your unit’s day-to-day operations at UBC.
To learn more, visit http://www.managingatubc.ubc.ca, or view the attached PDF invitation.

* This program is open to new managers in the Management & Professional (M&P) employee group, and have primary responsibilities for recruiting, supervising and terminating staff.

arrow up