Services & Perks

Find personal benefits, and academic and research services and resources available to clinical faculty members across the province.

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.

Clinical Faculty members can apply for library access:

  1. In person at the UBC Carding Office for a UBC faculty ID card, (UBCcard); or
  2. Online to request, activate, or renew a library card.

Need assistance with Medline?

Contact Dean Giustini at the Biomedical Branch Library in the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre.

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.

UBC has reciprocal parking agreements with SFU and UVic. Subject to certain limitations, 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. Please contact the reciprocal university for details.

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.

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 special offers on technology products.

Visit the Academic Store online for discounts on hardware and software.

Many companies offer government and educational discounts. Ask, and have your UBC Card with you.

Office Plaques help recognize your contribution to teaching the next generation of health professions. Please e-mail ocfa.med@ubc.ca 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. Note: UBC business cards must list an official UBC address (not a private practice address).

Clinical faculty members can also indicate his or her UBC appointment on their non-UBC business card in accordance with the following text (note: the UBC logo cannot be used):

[Insert name] is a [insert title of appointment] [OPTIONAL: in the XYZ department and/or faculty] at The University of British Columbia.

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 and services.

UBC has a membership with Kids & Co., a Canadian child care company, which allows UBC faculty access to Kids & Co. child care spaces.

  • You will receive the bi-weekly publication of The Link which provides news and events of interest in the Faculty Medicine.
  • MedNet is the Faculty's intranet for faculty and staff. You will find services and resources all in one centralized, easy to find location related to: HR, Finance, Purchasing, Communications, Facilities, IT, Education, and Research.

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.

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.

UBC CPD is an academic unit within the Faculty of Medicine with over 25 medical education professionals and 7 faculty associates dedicated to helping physicians and other health care professionals across BC improve their practices through courses, programs, resources and support in a range of rural and urban settings across various specialties with an ultimate focus of improving patient care. Bringing together a unique combination of educational expertise, innovation, research and the use of technology, UBC CPD is a leader in providing accredited high quality unbiased continuing medical education and quality improvement to support the needs of physicians and other health care professionals.

All research conducted at UBC facilities (including UBC’s Clinical Academic Campuses) 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 online ethics application. Courses, online 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 and administers research agreements with industry, government and non-profit organizations for UBC and, in some cases, its Clinical Academic Campuses.

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 Clinical Academic Campuses to maximize the impact of their research by helping to transform innovative discoveries into new tools, processes, products and treatments.

SPARC is a full service office supporting strategic funding proposals with professional services and resources. Services include internal review, partnership development, workshops, and one-on-one consultation.

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