Working at LFS

As part of the 2021-2026 LFS Action Plan, the Faculty is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff and aim to be a destination of choice for our exceptional learning and work environment.

In support of this, we promote opportunities and programs that recognize and reward staff and faculty and develop a culture of celebration. Visit the Recognize Your Colleagues page to find out more about the Random Acts of Recognition program. See below for the Bright Ideas Program.

Change Management Workshops

These workshops support staff as we develop better mental health and resilience through changing situations.

View the workshops here:

Workplace Experiences Survey

As UBC staff and faculty, the Workplace Experiences Survey (WES) is your opportunity to share your experience of UBC as a workplace.

You can learn more about this campus-wide initiative here:

Click on the links below to view the results of the previous surveys.

2022 Workplace Reports

2017 Faculty Report (Faculty members)

2017 Faculty Report (Staff)


2014 Faculty Report

See the results for FNH here.

2011 Faculty Report



LFS Bright Ideas Program


Send us your Bright Ideas!

Have an idea that you think will make the Faculty stronger or better? Send it to Bright Ideas, our ideas program!

Here’s how it works:
LFS faculty, staff and students are invited to submit worthwhile ideas that will potentially save energy or resources, improve service to students, increase safety or improve the quality of work life. If your idea is implemented, you’ll be rewarded with a $50 visa gift card and be recognized in a whole bunch of ways. All submitted ideas will be entered into a quarterly draw for an LFS swag bag and a special Bright Ideas breakfast with the Dean.

The rules:
Ideas must be submitted via our online form and must identify a specific problem or deficiency along with a solution. Merely submitting a problem without presenting a concrete solution does not qualify as an eligible suggestion. For faculty and staff: suggestions cannot be directly related to your job duties.

*Only approved ideas will be contacted. Watch for an announcement about Bright Ideas recipients in LFS Today.

Drop us a line at

Interested in being part of the Bright Ideas Committee?
If you would like to help review ideas as part of our Bright Ideas Committee, please email us at