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.
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. The Faculty Association’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 2019.
Promotion & Tenure Workshops
The Faculty Association usually co-sponsors workshops 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. Slide decks from these workshops are posted here when available.
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.
The UBCFA will occasionally sponsor and organize special events for faculty. For example, the Association sponsored the March 2017 Conference “Racial (In)Justice in the Canadian University; The Politics of Race, Diversity and Settler Colonialism”. More information and videos of some of the presenters are available on our site at this link.
Financial Planning Lecture Series
This lecture series covered topics relevant to all members through every stage of their career at UBC. The series was sponsored by the Faculty Association in conjunction with UBC Extended Learning. See below for information and links to slide presentations from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 lectures. The Financial Planning Lecture Series has been discontinued but could be revived at a future date.