Noticed some new faces in new spaces?

Posted on behalf of Asima Zahid

Wondering who is making all that tea in the kitchen?

Please join us in welcoming the members of the Student Financial Support (SFS) project to the second floor of Brock Hall. The SFS team members are staff from Enrolment Services, UBC IT and representatives from the Tribal Group.

Together the team is working to transform the award business practices for scholarships for domestic and international students and bursaries for domestic students. The team will be working between now and early 2015 with our vendor (Tribal – based in the UK) to implement a new system to manage need and merit based financial support at UBCV and UBCO for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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New information security & awareness training

Meet Amy in the new Information Security Awareness workshop!
Meet Amy in the new Information Security Awareness workshop!

Pop quiz: what would you do if you accidentally sent a student’s personal information to the wrong person? If you don’t know already, you’ll find out soon.

Information Security and Awareness training has a new look and a new mission!

Liana (Business & IT Alignment) has developed a plan to spread awareness, and it recently kicked off with the selection of representatives from each unit in ES. Using an interactive workshop developed by Mandy (Learning & Development) and Nina (SIS Security), this team will host sessions for their own units and act as an ongoing resource.

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Access UBC funds for learning opportunities

There are multiple sources of funding available for you to access if you want to learn something new, upgrade a skill or take part in a professional development activity.

1. Tuition wavers

The Tuition Fee Benefit covers tuition costs to eligible employees, up to a maximum of 12 credits of undergraduate credit courses per year; this benefit can also be transferred to the staff member’s spouse or children.

Waivers also cover the dollar equivalent in tuition for non-credit courses offered by UBC Continuing Studies and UBC Okanagan Continuing Studies. This benefit cannot be transferred to spouses or children.

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