As part of our services to members, the Faculty Association sponsors various workshops and seminars where members can gain valuable information and exchange experiences regarding their work life at UBC and beyond. Each year, the Association organizes the following workshops. For more information on any particular event, please contact the Faculty Association.
Financial Planning Lecture Series
From taxes to real estate, pensions to estate planning, this annual lecture series covers topics relevant to all members through all stages of their careers at UBC. The series is sponsored by the Faculty Association in conjunction with UBC Continuing Studies. No registration is required. See below for information on the 2017 series starting on Tuesday, February 14 as well as info and handouts from previous workshops.
Fair Employment Week
Celebrated all across North America, this week-long event recognizes the invaluable contributions by sessional faculty to UBC and raises awareness of the close relationship that exists between conditions of employment and conditions of learning. UBCFA’s Contract Faculty Committee hosts a number of events during Fair Employment Week including a luncheon and information sessions as well as distributes a variety of advocacy materials supporting the contract faculty community. Visit this link for an overview of events during Fair Employment Week 2016
Promotion & Tenure
The Faculty Association co-sponsors workshops annually in Spring and/or Fall on both campuses. These information sessions are open to all faculty members and are of special interest to tenure-track members and those interested in promotion. Members will leave the workshop with a broader view of promotion and tenure issues seen from several perspectives. There will be opportunities to meet colleagues in an informal setting and share tips and information about promotion and tenure.
Presentation Notes in pdf format from the P&T Workshops held at UBC Vancouver on May 19, 2016 are available at the following links:
- Presentation notes for faculty in the Educational Leadership Stream
- Presentation notes for faculty in the Research Stream
For more information on P&T Workshops, please contact the Faculty Association.
Information and workshops are periodically offered by the Faculty Pension Plan office about the Plan itself and retirement income options. For more information, visit the Pension Office list of upcoming workshops.
Free retirement planning sessions designed for faculty members aged 55 or older are offered periodically by the Faculty Association and the Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic. The sessions provide an overview of transition and lifestyle changes in retirement and how members can plan for them, financial and legal aspects of retirement, an overview of UBC’s pension and benefit programs and how they contribute to members’ overall retirement planning objectives, and, effective tax strategies to build family income stream. For more information, please contact the Faculty Association.