Appointment, Reappointment and Promotion
Each department and school has its own Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee, and follow a set of recommended guidelines in making re-appointment and promotion decisions. See the new Policy on Clinical Faculty Appointments for more information.
Services & Resources
The UBC card is UBC’s official identification document. It can be used for UBC Library services, UBC Bookstore and campus partners’ e-Money purchases, Food Services’ dining convenience and discounts, reduced or free admission to various UBC attractions and facilities.
CWL is UBC’s single sign-on authentication system designed to give you access to UBC’s online applications using the same username and password. Initial access will include the Faculty and Staff Self-Services web portal and the Library.
Clinical Faculty members have full access to all UBC Library materials and services. These include remote access to medical journals, access to library research workshops, online guides and tutorials on a variety of topics, and assistance from the staff and reference librarians. For individuals who do not wish to register for a CWL, a library card will be provided.
Departments and schools will coordinate. Please contact the department/school administrator.
Office Plaques help recognize your contribution to teaching the next generation of health professions. Please e-mail email@example.com to request delivery.
Business cards with the UBC logo indicating your appointment and rank can be ordered through your department/school for a nominal charge.
Clinical Faculty members are encouraged to participate in the governance of the Faculty. They are invited to Full Faculty Meetings held twice per year and are eligible for membership on several Faculty Standing Committees. Clinical Assistant Professors, Clinical Associate Professors and Clinical Professors are voting members of the Faculty as approved by our UBC Senate and are eligible to vote on all motions presented at these meetings, and to vote in the annual Faculty elections to fill vacancies on the Faculty’s standing committees.
UBC has reciprocal parking agreements with SFU and UVic. UBC Faculty and staff who have current parking permits may park in faculty/staff lots at these institutions, and SFU and UVic faculty and staff with current parking permits may park in faculty/staff lots at UBC.
Various types of accommodation are available on the UBC Point Gray Campus and UBC Okanagan Campus. For UBC Point Gray information and reservations, call 604-822-1000, or toll free 888-822-1030 and request the campus rate. For UBC Okanagan information and reservations, call 1-250-807-8050, or toll free 1-888-318-8666 and request the campus rate.
UBC has a membership with Kids & Co., a Canadian child care company, which allows UBC faculty access to Kids & Co. child care spaces.
MSAC, located on the corner of 12th Avenue and Heather Street near Vancouver General Hospital, is a social and recreational facility for UBC medical students, residents, alumni, faculty and departments. Clinical Faculty may rent the two halls for meetings and receptions. Please see the website for rates and other rental information.
With a UBC Card, you are eligible for discounts on computers.
Visit the Academic Store on-line for discounts on hardware and software.
Many companies offer government and educational discounts. Ask, and have your UBC Card with you.
You will receive a copy of the monthly Faculty of Medicine electronic bulletin, ‘The Link’, which provides updates about the Faculty Executive meeting minutes, award deadlines and upcoming events.
- MEd Portal (Your gateway to health profession educational resources at the UBC Faculty of Medicine, including MEDICOL and online library materials)
- UBC MD Undergraduate Education
- UBC MD Postgraduate Medical Education
- BC Health Authorities (including Clinical Academic Campuses and Affiliated Regional Centres)
- Financial Recognition of Undergraduate Clinical Teaching with Patient Care (Perrin Report commissioned by the Ministry of Advanced Education, 2005)
Government, University and Corporate rates are available for Canadian hotels and vehicle rentals, including ZipCar, Park N’ Fly and YVR short-term and long-term parking.
Free admission to the UBC Museum of Anthropology, and reduced admission to the UBC Botanical Garden, Frederic Wood Theatre, TELUS Studio Theatre, other attractions and numerous fitness and recreation programs.
Corporate discounts to gyms, fitness and yoga studios and personal training in Vancouver.
Faculty of Medicine Faculty Development offers programs and services aimed at enhancing skills in teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, leadership and educational research. Clinical Faculty members are eligible to apply for the annual Faculty Development Initiatives Grant Program.
CHES is committed to enhancing health education scholarship by building capacity across the Faculty of Medicine through collaboration, team-building, mentorship of new faculty, successful funding applications, and other activities. Linked strongly to undergraduate and postgraduate activities, the Centre serves as a resource to help support best practice in terms of the delivery of the Faculty’s educational programs including assessment. Departmental links provide a resource for departmentally based members who require support and advice. CHES hosts Research Rounds on the third Wednesday of each month, from 12:00-1:30 pm, with videoconference access to all distributed sites.
The mission of the Faculty of Medicine eHealth Strategy Office is purpose driven eHealth -to explore how modern information and communication technologies (e.g. cell phone, iPods, Internet, etc.) can enable, enhance, and fulfill the academic mission of education, research, knowledge translation and community engagement in the context of health care. The eHealth Strategy Office has regular third Thursday of the month learning events, called eHealth Investigative Partnership Program (eHIPP) Rounds. They are held in Room 309, 855 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver or virtually via WebEx. Each event consists of 40 minutes of presentation followed by 20 minutes of questions, and most are recorded for future viewing.
CTLT is a UBC centre that offers a variety of programs to the UBC community, including an ongoing development program for faculty members at different stages in their careers. The program is meant to support you in your teaching and learning endeavors and to provide information on current research on teaching and learning theories and methods.
Bringing together a unique combination of educational expertise, innovation, research and the use of technology, UBC CPD, a division of the Faculty of Medicine, is a leader in providing accredited high quality unbiased educational programming to support the identified Continuing Medical Education (CME) and CPD needs of physicians.
- Canadian Medical Association
- Association of American Medical Colleges
- BC Medical Association (BCMA)
- Canadian Association of University Teachers
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)
All research conducted at UBC facilities (including UBC’s affiliated hospitals) or undertaken by individuals appointed at UBC, that involves human subjects, animals or bio-hazardous materials must be reviewed and approved by a UBC sanctioned Research Ethics Board or Committee. You will require a UBC Card to register in RISe, the on-line ethics application. Courses, on-line training and guidance notes are available.
Research and Trust Accounting (RTA) ensures research funds are administered in compliance with funding agency, UBC, and accounting policies. RTA also maintains financial records, submits periodical financial reports as required, and provides assistance to researchers and departmental administrators with respect to research project funding issues. Administrative staff members in the departments and schools coordinate accounting activities and provide ongoing support.
The University Industry Liaison Office (UILO) Sponsored Research Group negotiates, drafts and administers research agreements with industry, government and non-profit organizations for UBC and, in some cases, its Affiliated Teaching Hospitals.
Although UBC is a party to clinical trials conducted by Clinical Faculty members, clinical trials are generally negotiated and administered by the hospital or research institute where the research is being conducted. For direction please contact your departmental/school administrator.
Clinical Assistant Professors, Clinical Associate Professors and Clinical Professors are eligible to hold operating grants and contract awards, but not salary-support or scholarship awards. Grant Development services provided by the Faculty of Medicine include editing and formatting to ensure that grant proposals adhere to agency guidelines and are organized to present a logically developed idea. Eligible Clinical Faculty may also have access to grant development services through Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Child and Family Research Institute and Providence Health Care Research Institute.
The UILO Technology Transfer Group assists researchers at UBC and its Affiliated Teaching Hospitals to maximize the impact of their research by helping to transform innovative discoveries into new tools, processes, products and treatments.
SPARC, formerly the Health Research Resource Office (HeRRO), provides expert support to UBC researchers in all disciplines who seek funding for innovative, team-based research initiatives. Services include internal review, strategic workshops, and brokering team development and partnerships with government, industry and consumer groups.
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