Internal Communications

Learn more about internal communications channels for faculty and staff.


How we support

The Office of Creative & Communications provides strategic oversight to the Faculty’s central internal communication channels, and advises on broader strategies for engaging the Faculty’s internal community.  

We produce a variety of content, ranging from community messages to leadership interviews, to The Link newsletter aiming to create awareness about what’s happening at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. We strive to share pertinent information to help faculty and staff stay connected to the Faculty, to the university and to each other, no matter where they are located.

Channels

Community messages

Community messages are used by the Dean and the Faculty’s senior leadership to communicate time-sensitive, campus-wide messages to faculty and staff. It may be used to communicate large scale announcements, initiatives and events.

Visit the Office of the Dean to read past messages.

Leadership updates

Leadership Updates are email updates sent directly to the Faculty’s senior leadership to inform them on important updates, including appointment announcements. It may be used in a variety of circumstances such as communicating senior-level appointments/changes.

Visit the Office of the Dean to read past appointment announcements.

The Link e-Newsletter

The Link is an e-newsletter sent to all faculty and staff every other Tuesday. The Link update provides a platform for significant announcements, as well as stories about the people who make up the Faculty of Medicine faculty and staff community. To submit content, email the Office of Creative & Communications.

MedNet

MedNet is a dedicated website for all Faculty of Medicine faculty and staff, with an update sent by email (called The Link) every other Tuesday, highlighting a selection of what’s new that week. It is also a central location to find information, services and resources. 

Events calendar

The events listed on MedNet and in the Link newsletter are based on events submitted to the UBCevents website.

How to add events:

Submit your event via the UBCevents website. Make sure to select the Faculty of Medicine as an organizer in addition to the unit organizing the event.  This will ensure that your event is included on the UBC events website and the Faculty of Medicine’s event calendar. 

Pathways magazine

Pathways is the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s digital magazine, sharing stories about learning, discovery and innovation that are making a difference in B.C. communities and around the world.

Visit pathwaysmagazine.med.ubc.ca to read the latest issue.

Distribution & contact lists

  • Faculty and staff: Community messages are sent to are sent to the primary email address listed in Workday. To ensure that you receive important broadcast emails, please log into Workday to check that your email address (both work and home primary) is accurate and up-to-date. To update your email address, please follow these instructions.
  • Students: Community messages sent to Faculty of Medicine students are sent to the primary email address listed in the Student Information System (SIS) and Resident Management System. To change your email address on record, log in to the SSC (Student Service Centre) and update your personal settings.

Other Faculty of Medicine resources

UBC’s central channels

  • UBC Bulletin: Acts as a channel for UBC’s senior leadership to inform and engage broader leadership at the university. UBC Bulletin may be used in a variety of circumstances such as communicating advance notice of university-wide initiatives to the broader community, research grant information and senior-level appointments/changes (Dean and AVP level).
  • UBC Broadcast: Is used by the university’s senior leadership to communicate time-sensitive, campus-wide messages to faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan. It may be used to communicate large scale announcements, executive appointments/changes at VP level, organizational changes and urgent campus safety updates.
  • UBC Today: Is a dedicated website for faculty and staff, with a weekly update sent by email each Tuesday, highlighting a selection of what’s new that week. The weekly update provides a platform for significant announcements, as well as stories about the people who make up the UBC faculty and staff community. Visit the UBC Today website

UBC digital signage

If you have a message to communicate that is specific to location, consider using digital signage.