Have a bright idea to advance equity and inclusion at UBC? Apply to the Equity Enhancement Fund.
The fund supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UBC. Students, staff and faculty can submit applications for a broad range of funding, up to a maximum of $10,000, until February 28.
International Student Initiative sponsored grant supports diversity in workplaces
In support of intercultural learning and development for our students and community, UBC’s Okanagan campus is piloting a grant program to support co-op employers who value and seek diversity in their organization.
The School of Engineering is hosting the first Industry 4.0 School & Industry Night on February 18 and 19.
This two-day workshop and industry night networking event brings students, researchers and private sector industries together to help build connections in cybernetics, digitization, simulation and advanced manufacturing processes.
Philipp Reichert, manager of International Programs and Services.
International Programs and Services' new manager a familiar face
Congratulations to Philipp Reichert, new manager for International Programs and Services.
Reichert has more than a decade of experience studying and working internationally, has been with UBC Okanagan since 2012, and served as the campus Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and the Coordinator of Immigration Advising since 2013.
March 15: How can we make Kelowna a more culturally inclusive community?
A UBC Dialogues: Okanagan event
Cultural diversity enriches a community in many ways. New business and learning opportunities emerge, organizations broaden the scope of their activities and services, and community members' perspectives become more global.
However, cultural inclusivity is not easy to achieve.
Reminder: Accounts Payable and Payroll Office now located in EME
A reminder to all faculty and staff: Accounts Payable and Payroll is now located in EME 2171 and all items should be sent to this new location.
Any mail dropped off to the old location in ADM 006 will experience processing delays.
Supply Management remains in ADM 006. All items should continue to be sent to this location. Non-tuition deposits also remain in ADM 006 and will continue to follow normal deposit procedures.
Prepare for tax season
Get ready for tax season and opt-in to receive your T4 statements online. As an added incentive to anyone still receiving paper copies, make the switch before Feb. 9 for the chance to win an iPad Pro.
Call for Applications: Invited International Distinguished Visitor Award
The Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund provides opportunities for faculty members to invite international colleagues to visit UBC and share their research and expertise with the campus community.
The award is $5,000 and deadline for submissions is February 15.
Nathan Pelletier, Endowed Chair in Bio-economy Sustainability Management, Egg Industry Chair in Sustainability
UBC biologist receives federal support to research egg industry sustainability
Industrial Research Chair partnership will advance sustainability measurement and management
As a leading Canadian expert in sustainability, Nathan Pelletier has been awarded a prestigious Industrial Research Chair by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
The award will advance Pelletier's research activities that focus on sustainability measurement and management, life-cycle thinking and resource efficiency, with an emphasis on the Canadian egg industry.
Activist Dixon Terbasket (front left) and artist Sheldon Louis (front right) speak to Kelowna Secondary School students about the impact of colonialism on Syilx culture.
Local secondary students work with FCCS and Indigenous mentor to create mural
Kelowna Senior Secondary honors art students have a unique opportunity to create a mural exploring the subject of settler-Indigenous relations.
The mural project is a collaborative effort between Kelowna Secondary School, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, and the Rethink150: Indigenous Truth Collective.