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The relevance of clothing 

This week, we talk about the relevance of clothing and how it relates to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Many workplaces have dress codes, which may be required from a safety and brand compliance perspective.

Monday update

Updates from UBC September 9: UBC Bulletin: Learn about IRP Student at a Sept. 29 virtual town hall September 9: President’s Update: Do Your Part: Declare Your Vaccination Status Updates on UBC’s response to COVID-19 are at covid19.ubc.ca. Managing your mental health HR has collected mental health resources to help you manage your ups and downs. Our VPFO HR staff is […]

Getting ready for Canada’s new National Day of Truth & Reconciliation: What is the United Nations Declaration for the Recognition of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)?

This week, we’ll look at the United Nations Declaration for the Recognition of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and how it serves as a significant step towards pursuing reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and Canada.

Voting in Canada 

On September 20, 2021, we go to the polls to elect our next federal government representatives and parties. The right to vote in Canada has evolved over time and for many marginalized groups voting was not a right until the nineteenth century. This week, we talked about the history of voting in Canada and ways to navigate political conversations.

Anthony Boyce promoted to Head Metal Worker in Building Operations

Tony joined UBC in 2017, and progressed his way through the Metal Shop in Trades within Building Operations, and most recently as the Sub-Head for the past 18 months. He has over 35 years experience in the sheet metal industry with extensive knowledge in metal layout, fabrication, welding, assembly, and installation.

Getting ready for Canada’s new National Day of Truth & Reconciliation: Why are the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action important?

This month, in honour of Orange Shirt Day and the newly introduced National Day of Truth & Reconciliation, the VPFO’s EDI Committee will be sharing a series of blogs to drive awareness of the legacy of residential schools and help us all foster a commitment to reconciliation. In part one, we’ll discuss the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Monday update

Updates from UBC September 7: UBC Broadcast: Launching UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program September 6: UBC Broadcast: Advisory: UBC’s COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program September 2: UBC Broadcast: Ensuring a safe start to the new academic year September 2: UBC Bulletin: Time off to vote in the federal election September 1: President’s Update: Vaccination is the key to a successful […]

New September Employee Payment Date

With the introduction of the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Statutory Holiday on September 30, 2021, the payment date for employees has been moved to September 29, 2021. If possible, please have business processes and timesheets approved a day earlier.

Clinical trial program: Rapid COVID-19 testing opens in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

UBC researchers are asking for your help and participation to assess the viability of a new rapid test, the SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test. Help keep yourself, your community and all of Canada safer by getting tested using a new self-administered system. This is a research study, and rapid testing is only available to those that consent and are eligible to participate in the study.

Monday update

Updates from UBC August 26: UBC Broadcast: UBC implements vaccine declaration and rapid testing for COVID-19 August 24: UBC Announcement: Non-medical masks required in public indoor spaces on UBC campuses from August 25 August 23: UBC Broadcast: Announcement of BC Vaccine Card for specific activities Updates on UBC’s response to COVID-19 are at covid19.ubc.ca. Managing your mental health […]