It’s Tax Time

T4/T4A Statements are now available on Workday. Find out how to access the forms, and how to access forms from previous years on the UBC Finance website: https://finance.ubc.ca/announcements/t4-t4a-statements-faculty-and-staff-are-now-available

UBC is issuing T2200S forms to all staff to certify that employees worked from home due to COVID-19 and had to pay home office expenses. Find out how to use this information in your 2020 tax return on the UBC Finance website: https://finance.ubc.ca/payroll/your-taxes/claiming-employment-expenses

Find out more about your taxes including payroll tax deductions, CPP exemptions, and taxable benefits: https://finance.ubc.ca/payroll/your-taxes

2020 ES Holiday Party

Although we weren’t able to gather together in-person to mark the end of the 2020, this year presented us with new opportunities to connect as one Enrolment Services team. Like Wellness Afternoon this past August, all of us on the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses were able to spend some time together, and in the spirit of the season, each team shared a festive message with our ES colleagues.

View a recording of the 2020 Seasonal Celebration

Reminder: Seeking nominations for the President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence

The following UBC Broadcast was sent to the community on January 18, 2021

Last month, a UBC Broadcast was issued regarding a series of initiatives addressing systemic racism within our community, which includes establishing the President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence.

We are now seeking nominations from UBC students, faculty and staff to serve on this task force. We are keen to encourage nominations from members of equity-deserving groups that have been traditionally underrepresented. The task force will require a brief but intense period of engagement over a term of 45-60 days.

The deadline for nominations is January 29, 2021. Selected nominees will then be invited to submit a CV and a short statement of interest (no more than two double-spaced pages) by February 12, 2021. The selection process is due to be completed in February with the task force getting underway in March.

The task force will be chaired by the Senior Advisor to the President on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence, Professor Handel Wright. An additional co-chair from the Okanagan campus will be selected through the nomination process.

Nominations will be considered by a small committee including the President’s Executive Leads on Anti-Racism, Professor Ananya Mukherjee Reed and Dr. Ainsley Carry, the Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs, Professor Sheryl Lightfoot, the Senior Advisor to the President on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence, Professor Handel Wright, and the Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion, Dr. Sara-Jane Finlay.

Nomination criteria

Nominees should demonstrate some of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and inclusive excellence
  • Leadership in developing and implementing anti-racism initiatives on our campuses
  • Engaged in anti-racism scholarship or other related areas of scholarship (related discourses and practices of identity and equity, e.g. critical multiculturalism, critical race theory, decoloniality, feminism, intersectionality, etc.)
  • Knowledge of principles that enhance equity, representation, and respect (e.g. OCAP principles, critical social responsibility, and anti-racist frameworks)
  • History of maintaining respectful, inclusive working environment with academic and non-academic community members while facilitating discussions inclusive of dissenting views and opinions
  • Integrity and ability to work within complex cultural frameworks
  • Demonstrated level of understanding and respect for different perspectives
  • Experience working with intersectionality (how issues of race and racism are complicated and compounded by gender, sexuality, ability, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the university’s governance mechanisms and processes

How to submit a nomination

Individuals may be nominated by any UBC community member (including self-nomination). Please submit the following information, by January 29, to president.staff@ubc.ca:

  • The full name of your nominee and their affiliation to UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan
  • The nominee’s contact information
  • A brief summary (250-300 words) demonstrating how the candidate fulfils the nomination criteria listed above

Please note, any individuals nominated outside of this process will also need to submit the information as outlined above, before the deadline.

Thank you in advance for supporting this important initiative.

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor


More information

December UBC Broadcast: Update on UBC’s initiatives to address anti-racism: https://broadcastemail.ubc.ca/2020/12/09/update-on-ubcs-initiatives-to-address-anti-racism/ 

A Big Win for the UBC United Way Campaign

Congratulations Enrolment Services! Your support for the Okanagan and Vancouver United Way Campaigns helped us achieve a record breaking year!

Not only did we reach our UBC goal of 1000 donors, but we have now exceeded that goal with over 1025 donors across the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. The Campaign also exceeded the 2020 fundraising goal, and the current tally sits at over $567 000.

In regards to fundraising for the Vancouver Campaign, a big thank you goes out to the Brock Hall campaign committee consisting of:

  • Paola Baca (UBC Leadership Campaign Co-chair)
  • Maria Beck Buttedahl (Campaign Champion ISI)
  • Winnie Ng (Campaign Champion, ES)
  • Coby Thurmeier (Campaign Champion, ES)
  • Ashley Elchuk
  • Kim Goodison
  • Cicy Guimond
  • Debbie Lin
  • Judy McGuigan
  • Julia Shen

Thanks also to those who graciously hosted lunch hour activities for donors:

  • Verina Zhang
  • Ashley Elchuk
  • Cicy Guimond
  • Narcena Wong

It’s not too late to donate

You can still donate the 2020 UBC United Way Campaign by credit card on ePledge until March 31. Donations received April 1st and after will count towards Campaign 2021. 

Okanagan donations:

unitedway.ok.ubc.ca/donate

Vancouver staff donations:

unitedway.ubc.ca

Your donation is a gift that impacts the community in many ways. Thank you for your support!