What is the Integrated Renewal Program - Student (IRP Student)?

What is the Integrated Renewal Program - Student (IRP Student)?

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UBC’s strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century, sets out the University’s vision, values and goals and the themes that will shape UBC’s strategies in the years ahead. A primary goal of this plan is the complete renewal of UBC’s core systems (HR, finance and student information). The HR and finance Workday components of the Integrated Renewal Program successfully went live with Release 1 in November 2020. The next phase of the renewal focuses on the upgrade and modernization of UBC’s student information system. 

The Integrated Renewal Program ‒ Student (IRP Student) will transform the way UBC supports learning and research with the creation of a critical foundation for a modern educational experience at UBC. Workday Student will be the anchor system replacing our current student information system.  This renewed, reliable, and secure student information system will serve as a foundation to support UBC’s academic mission both today and into the future. 


Renewal of the student information system will: 

  • guarantee that user data is always readily available as the software and data are delivered to users via the cloud.   
  • allow users to perform a variety of actions using mobile, tablet or computer devices in an easily accessible and secure environment. 
  • enable Workday HR & Finance, and Workday Student to operate within one platform, providing more integrated reporting capabilities for administrative users. 
  • ensure business continuity for UBC, by using web services that will integrate with other university applications or third-party applications (point-solutions).  
  • provide convenience and cohesion for users to conduct work across HR, Finance, and student services on a single interface and with one sign-on.