Hot Lunch for UBC Staff

Cross-campus Staff Networking Initiative

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UBC Hot Lunch celebrates 10 years of great food, speakers and connections!

UBC Hot Lunch Lunch - Celebrating 10 years!We are inviting UBC staff to join us in celebrating our 10 year milestone – it is you who made this journey so worthwhile. It was in January of 2014 that we launched our inaugural session with our first speaker, Vice-President of Human Resources, Lisa Castle. It was apparent from the first session that something unique and special was happening at these sessions and it was gratifying to see this initiative being embraced by staff from across campus and from different bargaining groups. By the end of that term, Hot Lunch had doubled in size.

Over the years we have had representation from every staff employee group and have grown greater representation from employee groups at session; work we wish to continue. We have had speakers who have informed us, touched us and made us laugh and often showed us a glimpse of the person behind portfolio leadership.

We have gathered your feedback and have grown and evolved. This year we want celebrate and look back on our accomplishments and we want to continue to grow as needs and preferences also evolve for staff. To that end, we will be asking for your feedback at each session and sharing what we have learned at the end of the academic year with a presentation that will look back at the past ten years as well as look forward to the future. We will also be finding ways to thank our long time Hot Lunch attendees and fun ways to welcome new ones.

We think we have a lot to celebrate and we looking forward to doing it with many of you!


Hot Lunch Steering Committee

Upcoming 2023/24 Speakers

Help us shape the next 10 years of Hot Lunch and take our survey. We will be doing draw from the survey participants each month for a free pair of Hot Lunch tickets!

All sessions will be hybrid with an option to register for Zoom (except year-end BBQ) and all will be $10.

  • UBC Hot Lunch BBQ
    June 26, 2024 from 11:30am to 1:00pm

    Final session of the year - 10 session 10 years!


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