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Welcome to UBC Orientation (September 2024)



Full course description

The virtual orientation event occurs over two sessions. Participants should plan to attend both parts of the virtual orientation in full. Attending the event in full will also enter you into a prize draw for a chance to win UBC-branded items!

  • Part 1: Wednesday, September 25 from 9:30AM - 10:50AM
  • Part 2: Thursday, September 26 from 9:30AM - 10:50AM

Welcome to UBC! Whether your role drives academics or operations, everyone at UBC is part of our vibrant community, working together to shape the future of research, learning, and work. Join us for this orientation session to learn more about UBC, the campus community, and the opportunities available here for you.

Part 1 Agenda: 

  • Keynote Speaker - Welcome! 
  • Meet your colleagues
  • UBC Shaping the future – Research & Scholars  
  • Wellbeing at UBC
  • UBC and Musqueam – Indigenous Engagement

Part 2 Agenda:

  • Sustainability at UBC
  • Get to Know UBC – Trivia 
  • Staff experiences panel – Working at UBC 
  • Next steps: Continuing your onboarding journey

Event Outcomes: 
  • Begin to recognize our priorities as an institution
  • Better understand the value that our diversity, skills and experiences bring to the community
  • Create connections at UBC

As this event brings together staff from across a variety of portfolios and employee groups, we do not present specific information about benefits or professional development opportunities. These topics are covered in some of the resources provided and through dedicated sessions, which are offered in the months following this orientation event.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Future sessions:

Can't attend this session? Keep an eye out for one of our future sessions:
  1. Wednesday, October 30, 2024 | 9:00AM - 11:45AM | In-person at Point Grey Campus
  2. Tues. December 3 & Wed. December 4, 2024 | 9:30AM - 10:50AM | Virtual on Zoom

Sign up for this course today!