We still have a while to go before B.C. takes steps to slowly get back to normal. Prioritizing our self- are will allow us to help and care for others. B.R.A.C.E. Yourself is a simple reminder to ensure we are taking good care of ourselves during this current health crisis.
THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK THE LINK: BE AWARE OF PHISHING SCAMS
UBC is seeing a significant increase in the volume of sophistication of cyber attacks specifically targeting universities and healthcare facilities. This combined with the recent increase of remote work arrangements for UBC faculty and staff has placed a greater risk to the security of UBC systems and information.
Example of a phishing e-mail:
If you have any concerns about a message or link, don’t open the message or click the link. Instead forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKE A SOCIAL STATEMENT WITH YOUR FASHION STATEMENT: DENIM DAY APRIL 29TH
For the past 21 years, Peace Over Violence has run an inspiring and powerful opportunity to practice solidarity and support survivors by renewing our commitment to exposing harmful behaviors and attitudes surrounding sexual violence. Denim Day is a campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, what started as a local campaign to bring awareness to victim blaming and destructive myths that surround sexual violence has grown into a movement. As the longest running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history, Denim Day asks community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.
Denim Day is April 29, 2020!
HAVE A BRIGHT IDEA FOR HOW WE CAN BEST STAY CONNECTED WHILE WORKING REMOTELY?
Building Operations Bright Ideas: We want to hear from you!
WEEKLY TIP: HOW TO PREPARE FOR A PANDEMIC SITUATION
Getting ready to spend two weeks at home in isolation is an important part of ongoing pandemic preparations. The early stockpiling rush is over, and supply chains have adapted. The next time you are at the store, gradually pick up a few extra items to reach your preparedness goal.