As trusted strategic communications experts, VPFO Communications works with the people of the VPFO to positively position the portfolio and its constituent units within UBC and its community, and to facilitate the movement of operational and strategic information by:

  1. Providing strategic communications consultation and guidance to set strategic positioning, support business goals, increase operational efficiency, and manage risk.
  2. Creating and executing communication plans based on well-targeted tactics.
  3. Executing research of communications needs and monitoring and analyzing potential reputational risks.
  4. Measuring the success of communications in support of identified operational objectives.

To support this purpose, we’ve made these tools and resources available to help you better leverage communications within your work.

Communications Templates

Document templates for communications planning and sharing information.

Communications Guide

Communication is a big part of UBC's success. This guide is an overview of how we approach communications so you can use improved communications to improve your team's work.

Communications Research

Get to know the facts that can help you be more effective in your communications and better understand the direction of strategic communication within the VPFO portfolio.

Communications Cheat Sheets

To help you get a quick start on a variety of communications topics, we've developed some cheat sheets that will help make the next step painless.

Communications Workshops

VPFO Communications offers workshops several times a year to open the conversation about how to best access and communications resources and available tools

VPFO Photography

Looking for a photo representing the VPFO for your presentations, reports, etc? Communications maintains a comprehensive photo collection that are brand compliant and free for UBC staff use.

Current Campaigns

To make communications easier for our campus partners, VPFO Communications & Engagement makes easy-to-use Communications Toolkits to get our message into channels across the university.