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Mission & Services

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

Our team of 19 employees is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of employee relations, recruitment and employment processing, orientation, staff benefits, training and development, classification and compensation.

Location

Office Modular 1
1157 Alumni Avenue
(Located on campus adjacent to the Engineering Building and the Transit Exchange Loop)

 

Recruitment, Relocation & Classification Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Workplace Learning Workplace Health & Wellbeing
HR Leadership HR Roles & Responsibilities

Note: HR team members are adopting a hybrid work environment. Please contact staff by email.


HR Advisory Services for Departments & Faculties

Note: The Associates and Advisors provide support across all faculties and departments as required

Department/Faculty Senior Manager HR Advisor/Manager HR Associate
DVC & Principals Office
(including Ceremonies, University Relations, Development & Alumni Engagement, Human Resources)

Kristin Cacchioni
(local 7-8296)

Terri Jones
(local 7-8619)

Nicole Yearwood
(local 7-8682)

Southern Medical Program
Faculty of Health & Social Development
Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies
Vice Principal Research
Faculty of Applied Science

Kristin Cacchioni
(local 7-8296)

Ruth Calnan
(local 7-9879)

Jessica Zawada
(local 7-8833)

AVP Finance & Operations

Kristin Cacchioni
(local 7-8296)

Manveen Maadhra
(local 7-9596)

Sarah Cochrane
(local 7-9285)

AVP Finance & Operations – Food Services

Kristin Cacchioni
(local 7-8296)

Ruth Calnan, Advisor
(local 7-9879)

Alyssa Wiseman, Manager
(local 7-8439)

Jessica Zawada
(local 7-8833)

School of Education

Leah Terai
(local 7-8029)

Terri Jones
(local 7-8619)

Nicole Yearwood
(local 7-8682)

AVP Student Services

Leah Terai
(local 7-8029)

Terri Jones
(local 7-8619)

Nicole Yearwood
(local 7-8682)

Child Care Services

Leah Terai
(local 7-8029)

Terri Jones
(local 7-8619)

Nicole Yearwood
(local 7-8682)

Irving K. Barber School – Arts

Irving K. Barber School – Science

Leah Terai
(local 7-8029)

Manveen Maadhra
(local 7-9596)

Sarah Cochrane
(local 7-9285)

Faculty of Management

Leah Terai
(local 7-8029)

Ruth Calnan
(local 7-9879)

Jessica Zawada
(local 7-8833)

College of Graduate Studies
Provost & Vice Principal Office
(including CTL, International, Planning & Institutional Research, Equity and Inclusion, Registrar)

Leah Terai
(local 7-8029)

Manveen Maadhra
(local 7-9596)

Sarah Cochrane
(local 7-9285)

Library
Contact for the following services:
  • Faculty & Staff Collective Agreement interpretation
  • Labour relations, supporting complex faculty & staff matters including grievance management & investigations
  • Providing advice & support to senior leadership, faculty & staff on HR processes and procedures
  • Change management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Collective bargaining
  • Departmental leadership on a range of issues such as working practices, equity issues
  • Faculty & Staff Collective Agreement interpretation
  • Grievance case management & conflict resolution
  • Change management and support for departmental reorganizations
  • Recruitment & selection support & strategies
  • Attendance and performance management support
  • Academic & Staff HR processes, advice & support
  • Investigation & fact-finding support
  • Support for best practices in HR
  • Hiring and appointment processing support
  • Short-term auxiliary placement coordination
  • General staff Collective Agreement interpretation & HR inquiries
  • Support for faculty recruitment & appointment as required
  • Training for Workday & orientation for new Administrators

 

Recruitment, Relocation & Classification

Faculty Relations & Immigration Consultant:
Trisha Kasawski (local 7-9819)
(All work is campus-wide)
Campus-wide support for:

  • Immigration support for hiring from outside of Canada
  • Relocation assistance
  • Faculty appointment processing
  • General faculty benefit & HR inquiries
  • Advice on faculty recruitment
Relocation & Benefits Associate:
Jacky Ivans (local 7- 8928)
Campus-wide support for:

  • Relocation of staff and faculty
  • Benefits advice & coordination with payroll & benefit services
  • Onboarding of staff and faculty, including conducting welcome meetings
Compensation Consultant
Angela McLean (local 7- 8582)
Campus-wide support for

  • Support for the development of job descriptions
  • Management of the BCGEU job evaluation process
  • Management & coordination of all classification & reclassification processes for all staff
  • Education of managers and staff on classification and compensation processes

 

Human Resources Leadership

Managing Director, Human Resources:
Alex Bayne (local 7-8327)
  • Leadership of the HR Team & representing the Department on various committees
  • Strategic planning, change management & organization development
  • Leadership of collective bargaining processes and of complex labour relations issues and cases
  • Leadership development,¬† support for organizational development, wellbeing and Strengths based team development support
Executive Assistant, Human Resources:
Kerry Ann Kozak (local 7-8952)
  • General HR information and reception and HR website management, including support and management of job postings
  • Administrative support for the Director, Senior Managers, Advisors and Associates
  • Manages the financial processes for HR
  • Organizes events, seminars, workshops & courses for HR

 

Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office (SVPRO)

Director, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office:
Shilo St. Cyr (local 7-9640)
Support Specialist, SVPRO:
Jannah Jais (local 7-8495)
Anna Stewart Zyw
Educator, SVPRO:
Johannah Black (local 7-9035)
  • Supports and assists staff and faculty with disclosures, reports and/or investigations of any sexual misconduct
  • Provides confidential information and interpretation of relevant UBC policies:
    • Policy # SC17 (formerly Policy 131) – Sexual Assault and other Sexual Misconduct
    • Policy # SC7 (formerly Policy 3) – Discrimination
    • Policy #SC13 (formerly Policy 14) –¬† Response to At-Risk Behaviour.
  • Provides information and referrals for internal and external resources and accompaniment if requested
  • Collaboratively assesses and coordinates appropriate accommodations
  • Identifies educational needs, develops and delivers training

 

Workplace Learning

Workplace Learning & Engagement Consultant:
Shannon Ballance (local 7-8349)
Workplace Learning & Engagement Executive Assistant:
Kerry Ann Kozak (local 7-8952)
  • Responsible for the Managing@UBC program, campus-wide programming and M@UBC speaker series
  • Identifies & supports learning needs, leadership development and team-building activities through designing and delivering learning solutions
  • Oversees the onboarding processes & orientation workshops, facilitation, coordination and organization of learning activities
  • Leads the development & implementation of recognition and engagement activities including Staff Award & Long Service Recognition Programs

 

Workplace Health & Wellbeing

Manager, Workplace Health & Wellbeing:
Carleigh Benoit (local 7-9543)
  • Leads Workplace Health and Wellbeing on UBC Okanagan campus, ensuring strategic alignment of initiatives/projects/education with the Wellbeing Strategic Framework, UBC Strategic Plan and Focus on People Strategy while collaborating with other campus stakeholders
  • Identifies and prioritizes opportunities for development of initiatives based on trends in benefits utilization, labour relations themes, consultation, observations, best practices and industry trends
  • Provides leadership of the Workplace Reintegration and Accommodation Program (WRAP) and identifies opportunities to enhance additional supports for staff and faculty within WRAP
  • Provides case management support for complex WRAP cases
Wellbeing Specialist:
Amanda Swoboda (local 7-8671)
  • Leads, develops and delivers a variety of health education, promotion workshops that enhance staff and faculty health and wellbeing
  • Coordinates UBC Okanagan’s Wellbeing signature events (Thrive Month, MoveUBC, Staff and Faculty Sports Day, etc)
  • Identifies and leads strategic workplace wellbeing HR initiatives (Ex. Mental Health Literacy)
  • Co-leads UBC Okanagan’s Wellbeing Action Network
Workplace Health Specialist
Victoria Gritchen (7-8354)
  • Coordination of the Work Reintegration and Accommodation Program (WRAP)
  • Provides case management support for staff and faculty absent from work >5 days
  • Supports early intervention for individuals who may be struggling while at work
  • Educates campus community regarding WRAP and associated resources
Workplace Health & Wellbeing Administrative Assistant:
Sam Sydor (7-8893)
  • Administrative support for Workplace Health and Wellbeing (WHW) Portfolio
  • Provides communications support WHW
  • Provides event/education support for WHW

 

Human Resources Roles and Responsibilities

Senior Managers Faculty & Employee Relations:
Kristin Cacchioni (local 7-8296)
Leah Terai (local 7-8029)
  • Faculty & Staff Collective Agreement interpretation
  • Labour relations, supporting complex faculty & staff matters including¬†grievance management & investigations
  • Providing advice & support to senior leadership, faculty & staff on HR processes and procedures
  • Change management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Collective bargaining
  • Departmental leadership on a range of issues such as working practices, equity issues
HR Advisors:
Manveen Maadhra (local 7-9596)
Terri Jones (local 7-8619)
Ruth Calnan (local 7-9879)
  • Faculty & Staff Collective Agreement interpretation
  • Grievance case management & conflict resolution
  • Change management and support for departmental reorganizations
  • Recruitment & selection support & strategies
  • Attendance and performance management support
  • Academic & Staff HR processes, advice & support
  • Investigation & fact-finding support
  • Support for best practices in HR
HR Manager AVPF & O:
Alyssa Wiseman (local 7-8439)
  • Dedicated to the AVP Finance and Operations
  • Provision of general HR advice and support
  • Recruitment & selection, attendance & performance management
  • HR support for establishing in-house Food Services
  • Campus-wide orientation
HR Associates:
Jessica Zawada (local 7-8833)
Nicole Yearwood (local 7-8682)
Sarah Cochrane (local 7-9285)
  • Hiring and appointment processing support
  • Short-term auxiliary placement coordination
  • General staff Collective Agreement interpretation & HR inquiries
  • Support for faculty recruitment & appointment as required
  • Training for Workday & orientation for new Administrators
Faculty Relations & Immigration Consultant:
Trisha Kasawski (local 7-9819)
(All work is campus-wide)
  • Immigration support for hiring from outside of Canada
  • Relocation assistance
  • Faculty appointment processing
  • General faculty benefit & HR inquiries
  • Advice on faculty recruitment
Relocation & Benefits Associate:
Jacky Ivans (local 7- 8928)
(All work is campus-wide)
  • Support for relocation of staff and faculty
  • Benefits advice & coordination with payroll & benefit services
  • Support for the onboarding of staff and faculty, including conducting welcome meetings