Connection + Support: Faculty and staff

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IBPOC Connections for Faculty and Staff

UBC. Focused on community, belonging, and engagement, IBPOC Connections creates a space where IBPOC faculty and staff can come together to be in good company, to have candid conversations, and to collaborate and coordinate.

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IBPOC STEM Network: Women and Gender-diverse faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students

The IBPOC Women/Gender-Diverse Persons STEM Network is a response to these considerations as an affinity space for mentorship and support. Network programming is focused on enhancing wellbeing, cultivating a greater sense of belonging, building greater self-efficacy, supporting retention and initiatives that mobilize justice, equity, decolonization, Indigenization and inclusion within units.

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UBC Black Caucus

The mission of the UBC Black Caucus is to promote a greater sense of community, advocate progress and maintain ongoing support for Black students, staff, and faculty at UBC in an effort to enhance anti-racism and cultural diversity within the University, and support the academic mission of the institution.

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Asian Canadian Community Engagement (ACCE) Initiative

ACCE provides the University community with a hub of subject matter experts, as a central resource to support UBC’s sustained and mutually enriching engagement with Asian Canadian communities.

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Disability Affinity Group

The Disability Affinity Group provides an opportunity for faculty and staff living with disabilities to regularly meet and build a community of support, learning, and solidarity. In addition to building a supportive and inclusive community, the group enables participants to share knowledge, strategies, and resources that can be applied to their own experiences as disabled staff and faculty.

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2SLGBTQIA+ Affinity Group

The 2SLGBTQIA+ affinity group seeks to connect faculty and staff and provide a space for community building and engagement.

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Campus Security

Campus Security is available to assist the campus community with first aid, safety & security concerns, and more — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Officers patrol the campus on foot, bicycle and visibly marked security vehicles and respond to calls for assistance with any situation that is concerning or suspicious.

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Centre for Workplace Accessibility

The Centre for Workplace Accessibility is a central hub for resources, tools and programs that help remove barriers for faculty and staff with disabilities or ongoing medical conditions.

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Sexual Violence and Prevention Office (SVPRO)

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO) is a confidential place for those who have been impacted by any form of sexual or gender-based violence, harassment, or harm, regardless of where or when it took place. The office also provides resources on sexual assault response and education.

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Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a confidential and voluntary counselling support service that provides you and your family with the help you need to resolve a wide range of personal, work, health or life issues.

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UBC Investigations Office (IO)

The Investigations Office (IO) responds to formal reports of sexual misconduct and discrimination involving UBC students, faculty, and staff through investigations and alternative resolution processes.

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Human Resources Advisory Services

Each faculty and unit is assigned to an Advisor and Associate. Use the link below to find out which Advisor and Associate is responsible for your unit.

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Faculty Relations

Faculty Relations provides a range of advice services to UBC faculty members, including Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates, Lecturers, Clinical Fellows, and Adjuncts. Advice and services cover appointments and recruitment, benefits, promotion and tenure, salaries, grievances, training and workshops, and more. Faculty Relations also works to build excellent relations with the Faculty Association.

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UBC Faculty Association (UBCFA)

The UBCFA is responsible for representing our members in matters arising out of the Collective Agreement, including matters that form most of the terms and conditions of the employment relationship between a member and the University more generally. The Faculty Association also represents the interests of the faculty at UBC beyond matters in the Collective Agreement.

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Office of the University Counsel

University Counsel provides strategic legal advice and a full range of legal services directly to the University, its senior administration, the Board of Governors, the Senates, and the Council of Senates. This includes providing strong and responsible advocacy before courts, administrative agencies, or other public bodies; overseeing the development and review of Board of Governors’ policies and delegated signing authorities; ensuring UBC’s compliance with British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; and regulating and managing UBC’s conduct systems and internal administrative tribunals.

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