Maximizing Impact: welcoming applications for fall 2021 cohort

July 13, 2021

Following the survey conducted by the UBCV Provost’s Office in June 2020, where many faculty reported an increase in teaching and service workloads with parallel decreases in research outputs, and an overall reduction in their ability to work during the pandemic, Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul Senior Advisor to the Provost, Women and Gender-Diverse Faculty, UBC Vancouver, launched a new pilot program, Maximizing Impact: Navigating Uncertainty and Complexity in the time of COVID-19. This program provided support through networking opportunities, learning sessions and access to one-on-one coaching sessions.

Building on the demonstrated needs from the pilot program, we are now launching the second cohort of Maximizing Impact starting in fall 2021. This program is open to all non-tenured faculty members. At least 50% of the 30 spots will be reserved for women and gender-diverse faculty at the Assistant Professor level. The program has two key components:

  1. Monthly online lunch-and-learns, where participants will join invited speakers who will be discussing strategies to navigate the complexities associated with continuing research, managing teaching and the implications for junior faculty for the future.
  2. Leadership coaching provided either as a group and/or one-on-one, for a small cohort (approx. 30 junior faculty members).

Please fill out the application form by August 15th if you are interested in being a part of the fall 2021 cohort.

If you have questions, please contact:

Asmin Chen, Project Manager, Equity and Inclusion Office, or

Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul, Senior Advisor to the Provost, Women and Gender-Diverse Faculty, UBC Vancouver

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