Events Calendar

UBC’s Okanagan campus Human Resources department is pleased to present our calendar of information sessions, workshops and online computer training and health promotion events for faculty and staff.

Check often – we are always adding offerings!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 A.M. RHS257
(Southern Medical Program lecture theatre)
UBC Okanagan Campus

Video conferencing available at SMP locations:

• Kamloops – RIH CSB 01405
• Vernon – VJH 5-162
• Kelowna – KGH CAC 228

Presented by Margaret Leathley, UBC Staff Pension Plan Administrator

The UBC Staff Pension Plan provides benefits to over 8,200 active and 5,100 former staff employees of UBC and related employers. Working as the Plan’s Pension Administrator since 1999, Margaret is passionate about member education and has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the Plan.

If you are approaching retirement soon, we invite you to participate in a one-on-one Retirement Information Session (RIS) with Margaret after the above workshop. These sessions are by  appointment only. Please contact Debbie Harding at or 250-807-8829 for more information about scheduling a RIS.

You must register for attendance:  Staff Pension Plan Seminar Registration

Length of Service Recognition for the UBCO campus has been re-imagined! 

‘Great People’ is recognized as one of the Core Areas and Strategies under People and Places within the UBC Strategic Plan.  To attract, engage and retain a diverse global community of outstanding students, faculty and staff is at the heart of the university’s identity and critical to the success and growth of UBC.  Length of Service Recognition is one way in which we can recognize the commitment of our great staff and faculty.

The past recognition of Length of Service has been for 25, 30, 35, 40 & 45 years of service.  Things are changing!  We will now be recognizing 15 and 20 years of service as well!

If you are eligible for Length of Service Recognition for 2019, you will receive a Save the Date email shortly for the Reception.  Ceremonies & Events will be sending Invitations by late September.

Length of Service Recognition Reception

Date: October 24, 2019
Time: Start 5:30pm
Location: UBCO Ballroom (UNC 200)

The years of service for 2019 begin in the year of:

1974 (45 years)
1979 (40 years)
1984 (35 years)
1989 (30 years)
1994 (25 years)
1999 (20 years)
2004 (15 years)
For more information please do not hesitate to contact Debbie Harding, Workplace Learning & Engagement Associate at

Other Training Needs & Suggestions

Please advise us of any training or workshop requirements that you would like to see offered. Faculty & Staff trainings, please contact Lisa Frost, Manager, Workplace Learning & Engagement


Upcoming Events

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Ongoing Events

Leadership Programs

Managing at UBCO

This nine-month program has been designed to challenge leaders at all levels to be their very best. Based on a leadership model that starts with the idea that the act of managing requires an understanding of both management and leadership and a dual focus on tasks and people, this program includes assessments, coaching, workshops and peer learning triads.

To qualify to join the next cohort, as an M&P or Librarian you must have staff supervisory and budgetary responsibility, and have the full support of your AVP or Director, as they will be working with you on an action-learning project consistent with your learning goals.

For more information on the program, please contact Lisa Frost at 250-807-9021

LinkedIn Learning Online Video Tutorials

LinkedIn Learning is an online collection of instructional videos designed to provide just-in-time training for staff and faculty in a variety of areas. For more information and to sign up for access to LinkedIn Learning, please visit LinkedIn Learning at UBC.

Wellness Learning Sessions

The Department of Human Resources is pleased to offer free wellness learning sessions. These are 1 hour wellness sessions aimed at providing participants with general knowledge about personal health and well-being strategies and directing them to additional resources available.

All sessions are provided by Shepell, our Employee Family and Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, and are available to all employees at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Each session is designed to provide participants with normalization and support by the use of case discussions in order to maximize the impact of the wellness session.

If your department is interested in hosting a free learning session please view the Employee Learning Session Catalogue, fill out the Healthy UBC Program Request Form, and return it to Carleigh Benoit, WRAP Manager, ADM002A