Minutes of the 194th morning meeting of the Glade Menagerie

(posted on behalf of Jo-anna Cowen)

July 12, 2020: Glade BC, non-Zoom



  • Angel  – dog – blue heeler/aussie shepherd/border collie cross;
  • Tiger – cat – domestic shorthair;
  • Ame –  horse – Egyptian Arab; Pyper – horse – mixed breed warmblood;
  • Jo-anna


  1. Adoption of the Agenda

The agenda adopted by general consent

  1. Minutes of previous meeting


  1. 5:37 am Motion by Angel to be let outside and for breakfast

Tabled to a more reasonable hour

  1. 6:30 am previous motion recalled

Seconded by Tiger


  1. 6:45 am Motion by Pyper for breakfast – hay, alfalfa, beet pulp and supplements

Seconded by Ame


  1. 8:00 am Motion by Angel for belly rubs then walk to waterfall followed by treats treasure hunt

Seconded by Jo-anna


  1. 10:15 am Motion by Ame to open gate to lower pasture

Seconded by Pyper


  1. 11:40 am Motion by Jo-anna to adopt senior yellow lab, Ellie, from Cranbrook SPCA

Seconded by Angel


Implementation – Jo-anna to pick up Ellie July 14th in Cranbrook – COMPLETED

  1. Other business

Deferred consideration of censure for Pyper for kicking


Senate: ES Connected Agenda


MONDAY, 27 JULY 2020

Call to Order and Territorial Acknowledgement

  1. Introduction of Pets – Mr Christopher Eaton (information)
  1. Minutes of the Minutes of the 194th morning meeting of the Glade Menagerie – Ms Jo-anna Cowen (approval)
  1. Tributes Committee – Ms Jessica Iverson

Memorial Minute for Slick Rick Iverson (approval)

  1. Awards Committee – Mr Brian Fukushima

New Award: Brian Fukushima Scholarship for Dogs with Beautiful Eyes (approval)

  1. Curriculum Committee – Mr Christopher Eaton

July Curriculum Proposals from the Faculty of Rufus Studies (approval)

  1. Nominating Committee – Dr Gina DeVeaux

Appointment of a Happiness Officer (approval)

  1. Other Business


Welcome from Teresa

Dear ES Colleagues,

Welcome to the June ES Connected newsletter. This month’s issue is written by Student Financial Management.

It has been over three months since March 16th when we all started working from home. Is the following the real you in front and behind the web camera during Zoom meetings?

Our theme for this month is “Wellness during COVID-19”.

First and foremost, I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to my SFM team, for what you have contributed to weather this crisis during the past three months. Your commitment and dedication have made a huge difference in providing support to all the students and to our stakeholders within UBC.  You are awesome!

I would also like to thank all of you in Enrolment Services of both campuses as well. Our financial world has normally been bounded by polices, rules, system limitations and decisions of various fees owners. No changes can be made easily and rapidly without considerations and deep thoughts. Sometimes it generated conflicts and ambiguity to adapt to ad hoc changes or workaround solutions. Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and patience during this challenging time for us. Without any doubt it has been and continues to be our priority to support UBC students in this important endeavor.

For those of us living in British Columbia, things are gradually returning to normality. However, many countries in the world remain in lockdown, and yet thousands of people all over the world have still been infected. During this pandemic, most of our worlds have been turned upside down. Our normal work routines, processes, practices, and even our personal lives have been affected. It has caused stress and anxiety to a lot of us.

During such a challenging period, it is important to not only consider our physical health, but also pay attention to our mental health.

For those of you who have joined the ES Leadership Retreat last year, you would recall the importance of “mindfulness” – bring your mind into the present, rather than thinking about the past or future.
There are many ways to maintain your wellbeing. Although they may not take away your stress or anxiety completely, these may help us to manage our wellbeing during this challenging time when things are slowly recovering:

  • Maintain a healthy routine – eat nutritious food and sleep well
  • Look after your physical health – this can be done by meditation, doing some physical exercise, or going for a walk
  • Take deep breathing and mindfulness exercises to help to relax
  • Listening to music – choose music (e.g. jazz, classical) or songs that you enjoy to listen
  • Connect with others – talk to someone you trust and spend time connecting with family and friends
  • Manage overwhelming feelings of anxiety – by recognizing and acknowledging your emotions regularly, rather than avoiding them

In addition to introducing our team and our responsibilities, we have also shared a cooking recipe and hiking trails with you and Jenny wrote a beautiful tribute to Enrolment Services.  (Kudos to Jeff, Julia, Cheryl and Jenny!) I share a piece of piano music which I have been playing recently. It was a famous pop song in Hong Kong called “Love in Autumn”.

Happy reading (and listening) everyone!

– Teresa Tsang, Director of Finance

UBC Student Emergency Support

Posted on behalf of Jeff Hsiao

The COVID-19 pandemic has tremendously impacted each and everyone’s lives.  Particularly for students, it could mean loss of jobs to pay for basic expenses like housing and food.  Since March 17th, 2020, over $1 million emergency bursaries have supported over 1,400 UBC students across Vancouver and Okanagan.

Student Communication

There are dedicated Enrolment Services webpages for students to explore various resources and services offered at UBC.  Students are able to navigate through various of topics to know how UBC is supporting students not only financially (such as through Emergency financial support, Impact of awards, loans and tuition) but also academically through Credit/D/Fail, and managing mental health during the outbreak.

Continue reading “UBC Student Emergency Support”