UBC Welcome Back Staff BBQ


17th Annual Welcome Back Staff BBQ

Staff BBQ

  • Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Location: Flagpole Plaza [map]
  • Parking: Rose Garden Parkade [map]

Each year, the President’s Office and Human Resources welcomes UBC staff to the new academic year with the Welcome Back Staff BBQ.

Held in September and produced by Ceremonies & Events, the event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a complimentary lunch, live entertainment, information booths, and the camaraderie of your fellow UBC staff colleagues.

Registration for the BBQ is completed through your departmental contact. (Departmental contact, learn more about registering your department.)
Registration opens: Monday, June 24
Registration closes: Friday, August  16 (online RSVP closes at 11:59 pm August 16)

Event Wristbands

Ceremonies & Events will be issuing wristbands to all who have registered for the event. Wristbands will be sent to the departmental contact in each department before September. If you haven’t received a wristband and had RSVP’d before the close of registration, please check with your departmental contact to ensure you were included on the department list.

Missed Registering?

If you missed registering through your departmental contact for the BBQ and would like to attend, please bring your UBC Card with you to the Registration table on the day of the event.  A limited number of wristbands will be available for late registrants who meet the eligibility criteria and have valid UBC ID.

Support Waste Free

Help make the Welcome Back Staff BBQ waste free (well, almost)! Please bring a water bottle and recycle or compost everything. Ask the onsite sustainability volunteers if you have questions.


Please be advised that photos may be taken at this event for use in communication materials.


Live entertainment by Mazacote.

Community Partner Booths

To request a table at the Community Partner Booths, you will need to be a campus provider of services. Contact Ceremonies & Events at ceremonies.rsvp@ubc.ca to inquire if there are any available booth spaces at the Staff BBQ. 2019 list of Community Partners.