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November 23
BC Children's and BC Women's Redevelopment Project Update - Fall 2015

The BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment Project's fall project update is here. 

Update includes:

  • progress of construction for the new Teck Acute Care Centre

  • relocation of Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

  • installation of a new sculpture park.

November 18
Call for Nominations: FoM Student Promotion and Review Board

Voting members are invited to submit nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the newly established Student Promotion and Review Board. 

For details of nomination material, click here​.

The nomination deadline is Monday, November 30, 2015.​

November 18
Start an evolution campaign results released

Today, Dr. Martha C. Piper announced the results of UBC’s start an evolution campaign – the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.

The campaign exceeded both of its targets by engaging 130,000 alumni and raising $1.624 billion to enhance student learning, expand research capabilities and extend community engagement. As part of the campaign, UBC’s Okanagan campus raised more than $100 million and doubled its own alumni engagement levels.

Read the full media release.

November 12
Event Reminder: Gairdner Cancer and Genomics Symposium on Nov. 17

In partnership with Genome British Columbia, Terry Fox Research Institute and the University of British Columbia, the Gairdner Foundation is hosting a state of the art cancer symposium. The event is free and open to anyone. Come and hear the various international panel of speakers and UBC faculty sharing the latest on cancer and genomics.

Date: Tuesday, November 17

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm  

Location: LSC1, Life Sciences Building, UBC 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:35 p.m.: Symposium
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m: UBC Deans’ Lunch (Graduate Students and Speakers) 
  • 4:35 p.m. - 5:30 p.m: Reception 

If you have any questions please contact Sommer Ellis at sommer@gairdner.org.  

November 10
Free survey tool now available to all faculty and staff

If you need to create a survey, form, questionnaire or poll, UBC now offers an enterprise-wide tool for all faculty, staff and students to use free of charge. It’s hosted in Canada, meets strict BC privacy legislations, and boasts a range of features including:

  • An easy to use drag and drop interface
  • The ability to share and collaborate between accounts
  • The ability to collect data online, offline, and via mobile
  • Report generation and analytics

Start using the survey tool

Start using the tool by following this link and login with your CWL credentials. No set up or registration is required.

Learn more

For more information about the service, please visit the IT website. IT is also offering a number of information sessions, where you can learn more about how to use the tool and ask any questions you have. Details are as follows:

Session 1

  • Date: Tuesday, November 17
  • Time: 12pm to 1pm
  • Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall), Room 182
  • A pizza lunch will be provided.

Session 2

  • Date: Tuesday, November 24
  • Time: 12pm to 1pm
  • Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall), Room 182
  • A pizza lunch will be provided.

Please note: If you are located in the Okanagan, you will be able to dial into these sessions via video conference. Register for the session of your choice for details.

November 10
Attend the UBC Remembrance Day ceremony - Nov. 11

To mark Remembrance Day on November 11, UBC will be hosting ceremonies at the Vancouver campus. This special ceremony is an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the on and off-campus community to honour and remember all those who have served and are currently serving in times of war, military conflict and peace.


The ceremony take place on November 11 and will be held at the War Memorial Gym. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the ceremony will commence at 10:45 a.m. This year’s ceremony will highlight UBC’s long history of military service and include short readings, remarks and music. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony and all are welcome to stay. Learn more.

November 09
Policies & Guidelines Updates

Faculty of Medicine Policies & Guidelines ​

Documentation of the Medical Student Performance Record 

This new policy outlines the information that will be documented on the Medical Student Performance Record, the source(s) of the information and mechanism of student review and appeal. 

Deferred Examinations and Assessments

This new policy outlines the conditions and process by which a student may request a deferred assessment. 


November 06
Participate in the 2016 Staff Spotlight Series

The Faculty of Medicine is looking for staff to participate in our weekly Staff Spotlight. If you are interested or would like to nominate a fellow colleague, send an email to Communications, Faculty of Medicine at communications.med@ubc.ca  

For a list of all the staff that have been featured, visit here

November 05
Read the Agenda for the Full Faculty Meeting


The Faculty of Medicine Full Faculty Meeting
will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 between 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

To view a copy of the Agenda for the Full Faculty meeting, click here.

November 03
Upcoming Health and Wellbeing Offerings

UBC Thrive! Building Positive Mental Health @ UBC | November 2-6, 2015 

It’s UBC Thrive week! Thrive is both a mindset and a week-long series of fantastic and engaging events focused on building positive mental health for everyone at UBC. For more information visit the Thrive website at: www.thrive.ubc.ca. For a list of upcoming Thrive events visit: www.thrive.ubc.ca/thrive-events. Find your own ways to Thrive this week and throughout the rest of the year!

Thrive Workshop | Lighten Up Your Day | Tuesday, November 3rd; 12-1pm 

This lunch and learn will highlight the benefits of adding humour into your life and discuss appropriate ways of incorporating it into the workplace. Click here for more information. Seats are still available!

Thrive Workshop @ DHCC | Healthy UBC Career Navigation Part 2 | Thursday, November 5th; 12-1pm 

Join UBCs Career Navigation & Transition Consultant Pooja Khandelwal in this 3-part Career Wellbeing Series, to provide stimulus to your UBC career experience by discovering and designing opportunities for your professional success. Wellbeing encompasses all aspects of our being of which our career is a huge part. Take this opportunity to explore your passions and what drives you while being guided with the best UBC resources available. Click here for more information and to register 

UBC’s Largest Zumba | Thrive Wrap-up Celebration | Friday, November 6th; 12-1pm | Student Recreation Centre 

This wrap up celebration for Thrive at the Vancouver campus will feature UBC’s Largest Zumba class along with free food, music, and other activities. Everyone is welcome! Click here for more information. 

CAMMPUS Information Sessions: November 12; 12:15-1pm @ DHCC | December 1; 12-1pm @ Point Grey

Are You Heart Healthy? Say Yes with CAMMPUS and Sign Up for A Free Assessment or Attend an Information Session  

UBC Health, Wellbeing and Benefits in the Department of Human Resources, in collaboration with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, invite UBC faculty and staff from UBCs Point Grey campus, Robson Square and Hospital Locations to participate in a unique project called CAMMPUS (Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC Site). CAMMPUS features confidential, expertly guided services provided by the UBC Pharmacists Clinic (located at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver campus) to help you find out your current level of heart health (and cardiovascular disease risk) and take steps to keep this risk as low as possible.   

Participating in CAMMPUS is your chance to make long-lasting changes to your health and is available at no cost to you. Click here to register for the information sessions.     

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