IRP Student Blog

IRP Student Blog

Meet Our Sponsors: Marcia Buchholz

October 20, 2020

As Vice-President, Human Resources, Marcia Buchholz provides strategic leadership of the department, as well as the broader human resources professional community of UBC to accomplish the vision, commitments, goals and actions set out by the UBC Strategic Plan related to Great People, including equity & inclusion, leadership development, and health & wellbeing. As an IRP Executive Sponsor, Marcia shares her thoughts on how Workday will enhance the workplace experience for UBC faculty and staff.


People and Change: Office of the Vice-President Academic

October 20, 2020

With the implementation of Workday for human resources (HR) and finance coming on November 2, 2020, the Office of the Vice-President Academic change management team is busy preparing the portfolio units for the transition. Director of Finance, Provost Portfolio, Jenny Lum, and Human Resources Advisor, Laura Lockyer-Cotter are supporting the portfolio through this change.


Readiness Survey #3 Results

October 14, 2020

Change Readiness Assessments (CRA) are conducted to measure the university’s preparedness for the implementation of Workday on November 2, 2020 for Human Resources (HR) and Finance. The third CRA considers and compares against the previous two assessments, and measures the progression towards readiness in the following categories:

1. Awareness & Understanding – Do people understand why we are changing to Workday and what is being impacted?

2. Individual Readiness – Do people feel ready for the change and do they understand what they need to do to get ready?


Calvin Liu to join the Integrated Service Centre as Finance Product Manager

September 24, 2020

Calvin Liu will be joining the Integrated Service Centre (ISC) as Finance Product Manager. In this role, Calvin will ensure business and user needs related to Finance within the ISC products and services are identified and prioritized. He will support the enhancement of Finance products, understanding all functionality, features, performance and applicability for UBC. Calvin will partner across the UBC community to prioritize enhancement roadmaps and backlog ensuring alignment with finance strategy, policy and practices.


People and Change: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation

September 23, 2020

Change management preparations are underway to equip Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) portfolio units with tools and resources for the Workday human resources (HR) and finance implementation, coming to UBC on November 2, 2020. Leading change in the portfolio for HR and finance respectively are Director, VPRI Portfolio, Greg Martyn, and Managing Director, Research Support Services, Sharon Wu.