2022 Membership Appreciation BBQ’s

CUPE 2950 Membership Appreciation BBQ’s

VGH (MSAC) – Monday, July 11th (for off-campus members only)
AMS Nest (Great Hall) – Thursday, July 21st 

CUPE 2950 members enjoys their burgers and all the fixin’s from the 2016 BBQ at UBC Point Grey Campus

Our membership appreciation BBQ’s will be on Monday, July 11th from 11:30 – 2:00 pm at MSAC near VGH and on Thursday, July 21st from 11:30am-2:00pm in the Great Hall of the AMS Nest at the Point Grey Campus.

For the RSVP link to choose your location and burger preference email office@cupe2950.ca

Deadline for RSVPs is June 30th 

We need some volunteers to help make this barbeque a success. If you are interested in helping with our BBQ please contact the union office (office@cupe2950.ca)

The Housing Crisis is a Land Price Crisis

Lunch and Learn with Patrick Condon  

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Email office@cupe2950.ca for a registration link

Housing prices are increasingly insane forcing people into long commutes and devastating budgets. But the underlying reason is almost never discussed: land price inflation. Land price is typically 90 per cent of home value in Vancouver. And allowing density increases has not fixed it. Understanding why land is the problem and what cities and towns can do about it is Patrick Condon’s topic, and his passion.

Patrick Condon is the James Taylor chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the founding chair of the UBC Urban Design program. He is a regular contributor to The Tyee, an independent online Canadian news magazine. Patrick Condon’s most recent book, Sick City is available for free download here.

Please register in advance for this CUPE Lunch and Learn event!

Session organized by Margaret Gardiner, Education Committee

Bargaining Listening Sessions

We have organized drop-in sessions across UBC campus and beyond to hear about what CUPE 2950 can do to make your workplace better. We want to listen to you and your colleagues to inform our priorities in preparation for contract negotiations. 

We are hosting sessions between 12pm and 2pm, so drop by during your lunch break for as long as you can spare, be it fifteen minutes or the whole hour. We are serving a light lunch and will have our stewards and bargaining committee members available to talk through your questions and concerns.

  • What improvements do you want to see in your Collective Agreement?
  • Are you facing any challenges or obstacles in the workplace?
  • Does your department allow you to take flex days?
  • How often do you use your PD Funds?
  • Are you working remotely?

Please RSVP in advance so that we can make sure to order enough food! If you are having trouble with the form, email office@cupe2950.ca to reserve a spot.

Thursday, March 24th
Location: 6265 Crescent Road
Great Performer’s Lounge
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Date: Wednesday, April 6th
Location: 6190 Agronomy Road
TEF3 – Frank Easton Room 610
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Date: Thursday, April 14th
Location: 1958 Main Mall
Koerner Room 216
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Date: Tuesday, April 26th
Location: 1866 Main Mall
Buchanan Seminar Room (C413)
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

: Thursday, May 5th
Location: 6326 Agricultural Road
David Lam Room 296
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Date: Thursday, May 19th
Location: 4500 Oak St
Shaughnessy Hospital Rm E404
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

: Tuesday, May 24th
Location: 2350 Health Sciences Mall – LSC Room 1312
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Date: Thursday, June 2nd
Location: 2775 Laurel St.
DHCC Room 11268
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

: Wednesday, June 8th
Location: 6250 Applied Science Lane
CEME Room 1206
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Date: Thursday, June 16th
Location: 800 Robson St. – C485
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

To arrange a session in your department, email office@cupe2950.ca.

Letter and Response to UBC on bargaining

Letter to UBC from CUPE Locals

Response to CUPE Locals

Webinar – Conflict Resolution on the Workplace

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

In the workplace, unresolved conflict can negatively impact the individuals involved, other team members, and the organization as a whole by affecting productivity and morale. The approach you take to managing conflict determines whether stress or opportunities for growth will be created. This seminar will examine various types of conflict and provide participants with a model for successfully resolving conflict at work.

Facilitator: Phil Kaethler is a registered psychotherapist with many years of experience in private practice as well as facilitating workshops.

Please register in advance for this Zoom workshop.  After you have registered, please email lily.liew@ubc.ca for a copy of the Participant Guide Handout in advance of the seminar.

Member Show and Tell

Cookbook, Artwork, and Story Telling

Let’s connect through food, art and stories! We are collecting recipes that you have tried and love to cook, and any artwork or photographs that you have created. You can also tell us stories about how you’ve been spending your time over the quarantine.

Fill out the form below to submit:

We are looking forward to your responses! We will put these together and share with members in upcoming publications.

If you have any questions regarding your submissions, please contact:

Cardiovascular Health Webinar

Date: Monday April 25, 2022 
Time:   12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. The good news is that most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as maintaining a healthy diet, ensuring regular physical activity and minimizing the use of tobacco and alcohol. The effects of these risk factors may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the importance of good cardiovascular health and ways you can identify and modify common risk factors.

Facilitator: Adrian Ziemczonek BSc (Pharm), RPh; Clinical Pharmacist

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact our Health & Safety Chair, Parvin Bolourani at parvin@mail.ubc.ca.


Are you interested in learning and talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion? Come and join the EDI Book Club (hosted by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee) to explore these important topics through books.

The EDI Book Club is meeting via Zoom on Friday, March 25th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  Please send an email to orivers@mail.ubc.ca for meeting information if you’re interested.

Here is a list of interesting reads that we can discuss at our upcoming meeting:

  • Becoming – Michelle Obama
  • Return – Kamal Al-Solaylee
    Al-Solaylee holds a PhD in English and is the director of the University of British Columbia’s school of journalism, writing and media. 
  • Interior Chinatown – Charles Yu
    Recommended for the UBC Alumni Book Club

These books are available from Massy Books: https://www.massybooks.com/

Massy Books is 100% Indigenous owned and operated and is located in Chinatown, 229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC.

The Diversity Committee has started an EDI Library!  These books are available for loan to all CUPE 2950 members. Books are due back during the EDI Book Club on the last Friday of every month. Want to attend? Email odette.rivers@ubc.ca for a link!

To check out a book, visit the CUPE 2950 office in the basement of Mary Bollert Hall, 6352 NW Marine Drive during our office hours, or send an email to president@cupe2950.ca.