Happy Lunar New Year! 恭禧發財 and 新年快樂 | 新年快乐 (Xin Nian Kuai Le!) | 새해 복 많이 받으세요 | Chúc mừng năm mới | 明けましておめでとうございます。

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A message from Alden E. Habacon, Director, Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development (February 4, 2014):

Happy Lunar New Year! Gong hey fat choy and San Nihn Faai Lok! (Cantonese), Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Mandarin), Sae Hae Bok Mani Ba Deu Se Yo! (Korean), Chúc mng năm mi! (Vietnamese), and Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu (Japanese).

This past Friday marked the beginning of the Year of the Horse for Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and many Japanese families all over the world. It is especially important for Vancouver and our community at UBC, as marked by the many celebrations on campus by various clubs and the countless activities throughout the city in the past week.

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Managing@UBC Intercultural Stream

Are you a manager at UBC interested in strengthening your skills to lead diverse teams, empower staff and support the university’s commitment to inclusive workplace practices? If so, then this program is for you!

UBC Human Resources is opening a Managing@UBC Intercultural Stream for experienced managers through a partnership with UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication. The University’s goals to fulfill the UBC Place and Promise plan led to the envisioning of this program that combines elements of successful management practices with diversity and inclusion toolkits designed specifically around the needs and functions of UBC managers.

For full details: http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/intercultural-communication/managing-at-ubc-intercultural-stream/index.html


“Really?” Campaign looking for a team of Anti-Discrimination Response Training (ART) Workshop Facilitators

“Really?” Campaign is looking for a team of 15 ART (Anti-Discrimination Response Training) Workshop Facilitators to help build an inclusive living and learning environment at UBC. The role of the ART Workshop Facilitator is to increase student awareness and understanding of issues surrounding intercultural competency. They will do this by instilling among individuals the skills and confidence needed to respond to discrimination. By facilitating ART workshops throughout the year, they will empower members of the UBC community to intervene when they witness comments or behavior that targets others on the basis of differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, ability, age, nationality or any other distinction.

Please click to link for full details: Really-Workshop-Facilitators-Position-Description-February-2014

Sauder alumnus donates $2 million to assist women, minorities

John Montalbano’s gift will establish a professorship in leadership studies at the UBC business school.

“The son of immigrant Italian working-class parents who now runs a company that manages nearly $300 billion in assets around the world has donated $2 million to the Sauder School of Business at the University of B.C.

John Montalbano said Monday that he was donating the money to help women and minorities achieve positions of leadership in business. His donation will establish the Montalbano Professorship in Leadership Studies: Women and Diversity.”

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National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

Dec 6 1989 Vigil 从11月25日至12月10日请佩戴紫色丝带,象征支持终止妇女受暴。




在此事件之后,加拿大设定12月6日为全国反针对女性暴力行动与纪念日。 此日标志这场屠杀的纪念日,同时提醒我们在加拿大和全球因性别产生对妇女的暴力行为普遍存在。在这一天,行动起来,呼唤我们迈进支持终止妇女受暴的一步。


Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Loganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte, Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz

UBC Broadcast E-mail: Update from the President on new RCMP information | Chinese Translation

On Tuesday Professor Toope sent out a message to the UBC community regarding new RCMP information related to the sexual assaults on the Vancouver campus. As safety is a top priority for UBC, and as more than 1/3rd of the student population at UBC Vancouver speak Cantonese or Mandarin, we wanted to ensure the full meaning of the message is understood and reaches all our students. Professor Toope’s message has been translated to Simplified Chinese (below). Please feel free to share this with students, faculty and staff who might benefit from the translation.





近日来校园内频频发生的性骚扰案件无疑令人不安,如果你有任何顾虑,需要与人沟通,请不要犹豫,尽管联系UBC, RCMP 或 AMS 的咨询服务,联系方式可以在以下网址找到。(http://www.ubc.ca/staysafe)






Stephen Toope

English is available about the cut.

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UBC Broadcast E-mail: Appointment of the Director, Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development (Vancouver Campus)

To: All Students, Faculty and Staff at the UBC Vancouver Campus

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Alden Habacon as Director, Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development (Vancouver).

Alden has been appointed for a two year term, starting December 1, 2010 to help develop and lead the early implementation of the University¹s commitment to intercultural understanding.  Building on Place and Promise:  The UBC Plan vision and values, he will engage students, staff, faculty and alumni to establish and articulate key actions on the intercultural understanding strategy for the Vancouver campus; and create and establish programs that empower others to promote intercultural understanding through their unique cultures and approaches.

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