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Be a Part of UBC History

Staff, students and faculty in Vancouver are invited to be part of a historic photograph to be taken on September 30th, recreating the iconic ‘UBC’ photo taken at the end of the Great Trek in 1922. Take your place in the “UBC100” photo and join us in launching UBC’s Centennial at Money and Raymond M.C. Lee Square (outside the Bookstore), on Wednesday, September 30, 11:00am to 2:00pm.  For more information, visit www.ubc100.ca/2015. Read more about Be a Part of UBC History

Staff Pension Plan Workshops (PG & Okanagan)

Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan

Point Grey Campus—September 29 & 30

These two-hour workshops provide Plan members an opportunity to learn more about the Plan, pensions in general, and related retirement considerations. Members are encouraged to ask general and detailed questions throughout the workshop. There are two types of workshops to choose from: one for members under age 50, and one for members age 50 and over. Read more about Staff Pension Plan Workshops (PG & Okanagan)

Leadership Opportunity: Call for AAPS Board Nominations

 

AAPS Members,

Now is your opportunity to help make UBC an outstanding work environment. Join the AAPS Board of Directors and apply your leadership and professional skills to improving the workplace experience for all AAPS members, while growing your network and institutional knowledge.

Nominations for the AAPS 2015/2016 Board of Directors are now open. The deadline for nominations is 4:00pm on Thursday, October 8, 2015.

If you wish to be a candidate for the AAPS Board of Directors please follow these two steps: Read more about Leadership Opportunity: Call for AAPS Board Nominations

AAPS Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance

On October 16, 2015 AAPS 2nd Vice President Lia Cosco and Executive Director Joey Hansen delivered a presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, asking the Provincial Government to restore operating funding to UBC.

You can review the presentation here. Read more about AAPS Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance

Letters to President Piper and Minister Wilkinson

 

Please find the below the links to the letters that AAPS has sent to the UBC President and the Minister of Advanced Education. Members with questions or feedback are asked to contact AAPS Executive Director Joey Hansen at joey.hansen@ubc.ca.

Letter—Dr. Martha Piper, UBC Interim President and Dr. Angela Redish, UBC Acting President   Read more about Letters to President Piper and Minister Wilkinson

Interim President Assures No Staff Cuts

In an opinion piece published in the Vancouver Sun on August, 30, 2015, Dr. Martha Piper says “There will be no staff cuts or service disruptions as a result of the change in presidents; that I can also assure.”

Read the article here: http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=11328326 Read more about Interim President Assures No Staff Cuts

VP Finance Simpson says costs won’t result in staff cuts

In a recent article published in the Vancouver Sun online, Andrew Simpson, UBC Vice President, Finance, is reported as saying that “the university has contingency funds to cover Gupta’s departure and the hiring of a new president, so any costs won’t result in staff cuts.”
 

Read the article here: http://www.vancouversun.com/Turmoil+clouds+future/11322492/story.html Read more about VP Finance Simpson says costs won’t result in staff cuts

The Georgia Straight posted AAPS’ recent memo

The Georgia Straight online posted AAPS’ recent memo to members.

Some AAPS members have provided thoughtful commentary in the comments section. Read more about The Georgia Straight posted AAPS’ recent memo

Memo to Members: The Impact of President Gupta’s Resignation on AAPS Members

Thursday, August 20, 2015

 Dear AAPS Members,

 AAPS is concerned about the impact the resignation of President Gupta may have on you as part of UBC’s Management and Professional Staff group. Read more about Memo to Members: The Impact of President Gupta’s Resignation on AAPS Members

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