Provost's Priority Childcare Placements (UBC-V)
Childcare at UBC
UBC has a long tradition of campus-based childcare programs, with the mission "to provide exemplary child care ... to meet the needs of families accessing the university." Since 2009-2010 there have been several expansions of services, with additional child care spaces (including much needed infant and toddler spaces) expected by 2016.
UBC provides candidates with a variety of resources to help them to review their options for childcare, both on-campus and off-campus. We encourage candidates to indicate their need for assistance as early as possible to allow sufficient time for exploring options and any necessary processes. Searches that connect candidates with the best fit for their childcare needs will be most productive when candidates are proactively involved.
For additional information on childcare options available to all faculty and staff, please see the links below.
Priority Childcare Placement Program (PCPP)
UBC also recognizes the critical roles that additional work-life and relocation services play in its strategies for excellence. For example, the recent increase of housing support and home-ownership options enhances the recruitment of top faculty candidates globally. Likewise, complementary to the regular childcare access streams, the Provost's Priority Childcare Placements Program provides a number of higher placements on UBC childcare wait lists. These can be requested by faculty and some senior staff, with initial priorities in support of recruitment. By improving the access to on-campus childcare, this program addresses some of the strategic recruitment and retention needs of UBC, its Faculties, and departments.
Request for Consideration
We encourage faculty candidates who are interested in the PCPP to first contact the Head, Director, or selection committee chair in the academic unit to which they are applying. As part of recruitment, the unit representative can then connect candidates with the appropriate UBC childcare contacts, who will guide them through the options and processes. Note that there is an additional monthly premium for the PCPP, which in some cases the Faculty or department may cover.
Those faculty wishing to be considered for priority placements would normally use the combined Request for Consideration Form to apply for either the PCPP or the Faculty Home Ownership Program or both. Please visit the Application Process website to access and download the Request for Consideration Form.
Housing and Relocation Services
Vancouver Child Care and Schooling