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Reminder: Reconciliation Week

The City of Vancouver has named the week of September 16 to September 22 Reconciliation Week to honour the aboriginal families that were impacted by the residential school system.

AAPS members are encouraged to learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and take in UBC campus exhibits presented in conjunction with other Vancouver events this week.

The Indian Residential School Initiative at UBC

UBC Campus Exhibits and Events Read more about Reminder: Reconciliation Week

The President’s Town Hall: Point Grey & Okanagan

This year’s The President’s Town Hall at UBC has been scheduled for the following dates:

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Point Grey Campus

Monday, September 16, 2013 at Okanagan Campus

For confirmation of dates, times, and locations click here.

To submit a question to President Toope online, please click here.

We encourage all AAPS members to participate in this dialogue. Read more about The President’s Town Hall: Point Grey & Okanagan

Statutory Holidays

We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Here is a friendly reminder about statutory holidays.

Article 11.1 identifies the following statutory holidays:

- New Year’s Day                                                 - Labour Day

- Family Day*                                                       - Good Friday

- Thanksgiving Day                                             - Easter Monday Read more about Statutory Holidays

PG Campus: Register by Aug 23 for the Welcome Back BBQ

Each year, the President’s Office and Human Resources welcomes UBC staff to the new academic year with the Welcome Back Staff BBQ. Held in September and produced by Ceremonies & Events, the event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a complimentary lunch, live entertainment from Mazacote latin band, information booths, and the camaraderie of your fellow UBC staff colleagues. Be sure to look out for the AAPS table and come say hello to one of our member services officers.

Equity and Inclusion Office Consultations

AAPS Members are encouraged to participate in the ongoing consultation process regarding the UBC Equity and Inclusion strategy.

Please visit the Equity and Inclusion Office Website to learn about the ongoing changes.

You are also encouraged to read: Read more about Equity and Inclusion Office Consultations

Give your input on the UBC presidential search

The UBC Presidential Search Committee will be hosting two open houses in the first week of July. While AAPS Board President Jacqueline Smit sits as a representative on the committee, we encourage all AAPS members to contribute their ideas to the committee in person or in writing.

The Search Committee is asking for input on “three fundamental questions”: Read more about Give your input on the UBC presidential search

Space is available: Practical Project Management, Point Grey Campus

The AAPS PD session Foundations of Process Improvement on July 12, 2013 at Point Grey Campus still has space available.