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The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada's leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.
The largest campus is 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, a spectacular location that is a 'must-see' for any visitor to the city — where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner. The campus is home to more than 37,000 undergraduate and 9,000 graduate students.
Our second major campus is in the dynamic southern interior city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. UBC's Okanagan campus, open since 2005, provides an intimate learning community in the spectacular wine-growing region of British Columbia. The campus educates more than 6,500 undergraduate and 450 graduate students.
UBC is consistently recognized as one of BC's top employers. Diverse career opportunities, excellent benefits, and a true community spirit are just some of the reasons you should consider joining UBC.
Diverse Career Opportunities
From horticulturalists to fundraisers, from curators to student advisors, researchers to professors, there is a diversity of careers available at UBC that is unmatched by almost any other employer in the province. UBC employs over 10,000 faculty and staff at its Vancouver and Kelowna campuses, making the University one of the largest employers in the province. A career at UBC covers the breadth and depth of wherever your employment aspirations lie.
UBC's Total Compensation Philosophy
In a competitive market for talent, UBC understands that we must do more than simply recruit and retain highly skilled faculty and staff members. UBC's total compensation package includes:
a competitive base salary
an outstanding benefits package
diverse professional development opportunities
a solid pension
generous vacation time
Benefits Plans Highlights
UBC's benefits plans are designed to promote the continuing health and well-being of our faculty and staff and their families. UBC is proud to offer a wide-ranging benefits plan that includes:
medical services plan coverage
extended health, emergency travel assistance (medi-passport), and dental coverage
employee and family assistance program
income replacement program (long-term disability)
basic life insurance
optional group life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
leave entitlements (including sick leaves and Supplementary Unemployment Benefits during maternity, parental and adoptive leaves)
Visit the Benefits section of the UBC HR website for more information.
Professional Development Highlights
As a UBC community member, UBC staff and faculty have access to a wide variety of learning and development opportunities that support employees' personal and professional goals. Service providers include:
A valuable benefit for faculty and staff is the Tuition Fee Benefit, which provides reimbursement for eligible courses offered by the University, up to a particular number of credits each year depending on your employee group. This benefit can be used by an employee or their spouse or children (as defined under UBC's benefits plans).
UBC's campuses are located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, a land blessed with amazing diversity and a temperate climate. UBC Vancouver is located at the western tip of the Point Grey Peninsula near Vancouver, a cosmopolitan city of 2.2 million residents and recent host of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. UBC Okanagan is located in the province's beautiful Okanagan Valley, home to dozens of award-winning wineries and exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities.
Visit HelloBC , the Province of British Columbia's official tourism website, for more information on BC.
In 2011, UBC was recognized as one of the organizations that lead the nation in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces, and for our exemplary workplace initiatives - such as ourPositive Space campaign - among a range of diversity groups.
BC's Ministry of Children and Family Development recognized UBC Okanagan with this award, which highlights a commitment to work and life balance within an organization. UBC encourages work-life balance through policies, programs and services such as flexible work schedules, childcare support, counseling services for faculty, staff, and their family members, and professional development opportunities.
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