Hot Lunch for UBC Staff

Cross-campus UBC 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?
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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.

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Upcoming 2020 – 2021 Speakers

Previous Speakers

  • Hot lunch with Dr. Ainsley Carry, Vice-President, Students
    Menu: "Get Curried Away" Buffet
  • Hot lunch with Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs; Associate Professor, First Nations & Indigenous Studies and Political Science
    Menu: Cozy Comfort Buffet
  • Hot Lunch with Dr. Murali Chandrashekaran, Vice-Provost, International
    Menu: "Light & Lively Lunar New Year Buffet"
  • Hot Lunch with Dr. Minelle Mahtani, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Racialized Faculty
    Menu: "Taste of Tuscany"
  • Hot Lunch with Mr. Peter Smailes, VP Finance & Operations
    Regretfully, Hot Lunch in March with Peter Smailes is postponed.
  • Hot Lunch with Mr. Kavie Toor, UBC Board of Governors Staff Representative
    Menu: TBA
  • Virtual Hot Lunch with Ms. Rae Ann Aldridge, Executive Director, Safety and Risk Services

  • Virtual Hot Lunch with the Workplace Wellbeing Team

  • Hot Lunch with Prof. Santa Ono, President and Vice Chancellor, Sept. 23, 2020
    Registration is open until September 21!