News & Updates

Go by Bike Week: SHCS Road Warriors take third place

The SHCS Road Warriors, led by Joanne Thember, SHCS Occupational Health and Safety, once again took to the road as part of the spring 2022 Go by Bike Week. Congratulations to this intrepid group of riders who collectively took third place out of all UBC teams, maintaining our standing from last year. Thanks to their efforts, UBC also remains the top organization for this bi-annual event. Lead riders from SHCS include Afkar Fazir (Residence Life), Romula Garcia (Facilities and Building Services) and Melissa Chao (Residence Life). Go team!

Learning and development opportunities

With the increased pace of work and life, as we emerge from more challenging pandemic conditions, here is a great self-paced UBC short course that you might consider taking: Self and Community Care: Building Skills to Manage Stress. Start the course today!

Plus, check out two great LinkedIn Learning short courses, based on bestselling books. Cover the content of these great reads in 10–20 minutes! Check out the Atomic Habits course and the Leader’s Guide to Mindfulness course today.

Current job opportunities

We’re currently seeking applicants for a variety of positions in SHCS. If you know someone who would be a good fit at UBC, please let them know about these opportunities to join the SHCS team. Did you know that transit subsidies are now available for certain CUPE 116 positions? Food Services: contact levi.semadeni@ubc.ca about server and host positions. Conferences and Accommodation / Facilities and Building Services: Check out the Service Worker (permanent, full-time) and Hotel Service Worker (Apr–Aug) positions on Indeed.com. Plus, don’t miss all the postings for fall positions with SHCS departments on Workday that went up on June 20!

Move In volunteers needed

After a two year hiatus, Residence Life is seeking volunteers to help out with the 2022/23 Move In on the Vancouver campus. We move over 7,000 students into residence before school starts in September and we will need a ton of volunteers to welcome them to campus, help them find their way, and help them move their stuff. If you are interested in volunteering, there are two Move In Days that we need your help on: August 27 and September 3. Feel free to sign up for shifts on one or both days! For more information and to sign up for a shift, please contact Nicole Dalli at nicole.dalli@ubc.ca.

Food Services completes its five year roadmap

Food Services recently completed its five year roadmap, which includes its Strategic Plan and Vision, Mission and Values. With its vision to “enable and inspire a lifetime of healthy eating,” the revised values focus on our community and our planet. These values now include guidance for our employees and customers, improvements in sustainability, and the introduction of Indigeneity as a key value. Watch for more on the Food Services website soon!

C&A reopens Pacific Spirit Hostel

Pacific Spirit Hostel, our seasonal summer hostel at Place Vanier, re-opened to guests this spring for the first time since summer 2019! Operated by Conferences and Accommodation, the hostel also has an exciting, revamped visual identity, with a west coast inspired, retro beach vibe. We are glad to be welcoming guests from all over the world once again this summer. Learn more and check out the refreshed look and feel on the Pacific Spirit Hostel website.

Building Services hosts sensitivity training workshop

On Tuesday May 31, SHCS Building Services invited select leaders from SHCS and across UBC Vancouver to attend a sensitivity training workshop and learn more about the Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing cultures – in order to promote and support stronger communication, accessibility and inclusion in the workplace. The interactive training covered many topics, including workplace barriers, technology and accommodations, the use of sign language interpreters, and communication tips and strategies. Thank you to the Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility for facilitating the training and to all of the participants who will help to pass this important knowledge back to their teams.

Upcoming OWC Events

august, 2022

18aug3:30 pm6:30 pmSHCS Staff Appreciation BBQ

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