Human Resources at UBC's Okanagan campus

2015 HR group photo 

Where We Are Located

Located on campus in the Administration Building, the Lower Level, the Human Resources department is currently staffed by twelve (12) full-time employees and is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of employee relations, recruitment and employment processing, orientation, staff benefits, training and development, classification and compensation.

Cause Statement

Building paths to support a dynamic learning environment.

Mission Statement

We support individual and organizational success through best people practices, collaborative advice and education.

Who Do You Call For Assistance?

Pauline Brandes, Director, Human Resources

pauline cariacture

“Let’s talk about your strategic plans!”

• Leadership of the HR team at UBC's Okanagan campus
• Strategic Planning and Change Management
• Partnerships with all stakeholders
• Organizational, Team and Individual Development Practices
• Leadership Development, Personal Style Assessment
• Facilitation of Best Practices

T: (250) 807-8618; E: pauline.brandes@ubc.ca

Message from the Director


George Athans, Manager, HR and Employee Relations

George caricature “Need advice on Faculty contract interpretation?”

• Faculty and Staff Collective Agreement Interpretation
• Labour Relations
• Grievances Management
• Academic Processes Advising and Support

T: (250) 807-8622; E: george.athans@ubc.ca

 



Kristin Cacchioni, Senior Manager, Faculty and Employee Relations

Kristin Cacchioni       T: (250) 807-8296; E: kristin.cacchioni@ubc.ca

 


Tena McKenzie, HR Advisor

tenacaricature “How can I help you with Performance Management?”

• Provides interpretation and application of BCGEU, AAPS, Collective
  Agreements
• Assistance in the areas of grievance resolution, job evaluation and classification,
  recruitment and selection, attendance and performance management
• Facilitate planning and change management
• Consultation on Human Resources best practices

T: (250) 807-8619; E: tena.mckenzie@ubc.ca  
 


Janna Fisk, HR Advisor

Janna caricature“Call me to learn about job evaluations and classifications!”

• Provides interpretation and application of Faculty Collective Agreement
• Assistance in the areas of grievance resolution, job evaluation and classification,
  recruitment and selection, attendance and performance management
• Facilitate planning and change management
• Consultation on Human Resources best practices

T: (250) 807-9596; E: janna.fisk@ubc.ca
During maternity leave, please contact my replacement Kristin Cacchioni T: (250) 807-8296;
E: kristin.cacchioni@ubc.ca


Alana Jordan, HR Associate

ajcaricature2015“Need advice on Faculty transactions?”

• Faculty transaction processes
• Relocation assistance
• Immigration processes
• General benefit inquiries - all groups
• General inquires – all groups
• Staff and faculty recruitment

T: (250) 807-9819; E: alana.jordan@ubc.ca  
 

 



Ashley Bloor
, HR Associate

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 “I can help you fill an auxiliary placement!”

• Appointment transactions and processing
• Auxiliary staff hiring
• Advice on recruitment and selection
• General benefit inquiries - all groups
• General inquires – all groups

T: (250) 807-8833; E: ashley.bloor@ubc.ca  




Courtney Campbell, HR Associate

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 “Need help with staff appointment transactions?”

• Appointment transactions and processing
• Auxiliary staff hiring
• Advice on recruitment and selection
• General benefit inquiries - all groups
• General inquires – all groups

T: (250) 807-8612; E: courtney.campbell@ubc.ca  



 
Jacky Ivans, Administrative Assistant, HR

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  “I can assist with general HR questions!”

• General HR Information / Reception
• Administrative support for HR Director, Manager HR & Employee Relations and HR
  Advisors and Associates
• Events and various functions (seminars/workshops and courses) for HR
• Job Postings - Support and Management
• Responsible for web management of the HR website.


T: (250) 807-9839; E: jacky.ivans@ubc.ca


 
Tracey Hawthorn, Work Re-Integration and Accommodation Program (WRAP) Coordinator

thcaricature2015 “How can I help you thrive at UBC?”

• Responsible for the WRAP program which provides a collaborative approach to sick
  leave, returning or remaining at work following an injury or illness and
  accommodation for medical issues (wrap.coordinator@ubc.ca)
• Chair of the WRAP, Health Advisory, and Thrive Committees and the Mental Health Network
• Health Promotion events for staff and faculty

T: (250) 807-8183; E: tracey.hawthorn@ubc.ca  

 



Laurie Mills, Organizational Development Learning Manager


lmcaricature2015"Let’s talk about team leadership practices!”

• Leads ODL strategies for the Okanagan campus, enabling a culture of best practices
• Manages learning programs that build leadership capacity at all levels
• Plans and implements programs that support individual and team performance
• Provides coaching and support for organizational change and resolution of workplace conflicts

T: (250) 807-9814; E: laurie.mills@ubc.ca   

 



Lisa Levell, Organizational Development Learning Specialist

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“Call me about your staff learning needs!”

• Designs and delivers learning solutions (e.g. workshops, on-line offerings)
• Coordinates the Essential Administrative Skills Series program
• Oversees the Faculty and Staff Onboarding process and Orientation workshops
• Lead for the Staff Award and Recognition programs
• Supports workplace change and transition

T: (250) 807-9021; E: lisa.levell@ubc.ca  




Deb Oakley, Administrative Assistant, WRAP & ODL 

DO caricature 2015
 “People call me the fun events coordinator!”

• Administrative support for Organizational Development & Learning (ODL)
  Manager, ODL Specialist, and the Work Re-integration and Accommodation
  (WRAP) Program Coordinator
• Events, health promotion, and various functions (seminars/workshops and courses) for ODL and WRAP
• BCGEU Support Staff Professional Development Fund
• Leave database Coordinator

T: (250) 807-8861; E: deb.oakley@ubc.ca

 

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