Internal Communications

Our vision is to create a culture change in how UBC communicates with its 18,000 faculty and staff, from leadership communications to cross-unit collaboration and face-to-face discussions.  

We advocate for, and champion, faculty and staff voices. Our role is to help the organization understand the best way to engage this audience in a meaningful way, and to create the tools and infrastructure for them to do so effectively, such as identifying ways for staff and faculty to have a voice (two-way communications). 


How do we support UBC?

We raise awareness around the value of effective internal communication through ongoing engagement of UBC communicators, sharing of best practices and developing tools/resources for communicators to adopt.

Our team also provides strategic oversight to UBC’s central internal communication channels (UBC Broadcast, UBC Bulletin and UBC Today), and advises on broader strategies for engaging UBC’s internal community.  

We produce a variety of content, ranging from feature stories to leadership interviews, to “weekly updates” aiming to create awareness about what’s happening at UBC. We strive to share pertinent information to help faculty and staff stay connected to the university and to each other, no matter where they are located.  

While our team is based at UBC Vancouver, we work closely with our colleagues in the University Relations team at UBC Okanagan to ensure messaging and timing is coordinated across both campuses and distributed learning sites.

If you have any questions about internal communications at UBC, or are interested in working with us, please get in touch. For more information, email internal.communications@ubc.ca.

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Internal Communications team members

Kate Hunter
Senior Director, Internal Communications
kate.hunter@ubc.ca

Rivka Parris
Manager, Internal Communications
rivka.parris@ubc.ca

Aditi Ghosh-Mooruth
Manager, Internal Communications
aditi.ghosh@ubc.ca

Alpha Lam
Specialist, Internal Communications
alpha.lam@ubc.ca


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