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The Power of Food to Unite

2018/19 Schedule

Please note that we use the service Eventbrite to sell tickets which is located outside Canada. If you do not wish to use this service, you may come to the Administration Office of St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall, and pay for your ticket in person during office hours:  Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. 

Wednesday, May 29
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ms. Heather McCaw, VP Development &
Alumni Engagement

Our guest speaker this month has helped to raise a lot of money and engage a lot of UBC alumni during her 20+ years at UBC!  In September 2011, Heather co-directed the historic start an evolution campaign the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.  The campaign raised over 1.6 billion and doubled the number of alumni engagement during the 7 years it ran (2008-15).

We look forward to learning  a bit about Heather, her portfolio and the Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, and her career journey at UBC and in the private sector.

Blue & Gold Campaign
for Students

Change their world,
so they can change ours.

Menu:  Mexican Buffet
Corn & Avocado Salad
Mixed Greens
Mexican Chicken & Rice dish
Condiments: salsa, sour cream, guacamole
Assorted Fruit Platter, Vanilla Flan
Regular Ethical Bean Coffee & Decaffeinated Coffee, Selection of Teas

This session is sold-out.  We look forward to seeing you in September!

Wednesday, April 24
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ms. Susan Parker, University Librarian
Menu: Cantonese Lunch Buffet

Wednesday, March 27

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ms. Eilis Courtney, Senior Advisor, Ceremonies & Protocol
Menu:  Middle Eastern Buffet

Wednesday, February 27
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ms. Barbara Meens Thistle, VP of Human Resources
Menu: Italian Buffet

Wednesday, January 30
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Dr. Henry Yu, Principal St. John’s College, Associate Professor, History

Staff and faculty: working together

Golden Fortune Buffet

Wednesday, November 28 (SOLD OUT)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ms. Carole Jolly, Director, Community Development
Menu: “Fall Comfort” buffet

Wednesday, October 31
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mr. Don Thompson, Chief Information Security Officer
Menu: “Hot as Hell” buffet

Wednesday, September 26
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Professor Santa Ono President and Vice-Chancellor
Menu: “A Touch of Singapore” buffet

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UBC staff member?
You’re invited to “Hot Lunch”!!
HotLunchCross-campus Staff Networking Initiative
We know that many of us here at UBC recognize the challenge in creating meaningful conversations and connections between staff from different units, and that our own personal networks play a key role in sustaining and supporting us in our UBC roles.What if we could share those networks with each other in a way that could foster better linkages and community among colleagues from across the institution, and across bargaining units and staff associations as well? If we could create innovative ways to build relationships, and nurture those networks, could we foster a more inclusive and productive working environment at UBC?
Food Talk

Our thought: absolutely yes, and so “Hot Lunch” was born.
Let’s meet over lunch with a group of our colleagues from across the University, and share thoughts and conversations about how we might work toward the goal of establishing richer and more meaningful networks across the institution.

Stacy Barber
Office Manager, St. John’s College
Eilis Courtney

Senior Advisor, Ceremonies and Protocol

Shirley Nakata
Ombudsperson for Students
Andrew Parr
Managing Director, Student Housing & Hospitality Services
Grace Wong
Senior Advisor International, Office of the Provost and VP Academic
Henry Yu
Principal, St. John’s College and Associate Professor, Department of History

Sandra Shepard
Assistant Principal, St. John’s College, retired

Hot Lunch is a cross-campus staff networking initiative hosted by St. John’s College and co-sponsored by the office of each of the Vice-Presidents with the special support of Human Resources.

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