Workplace Experiences


As Building Operations staff, when we are engaged with our work, we can have positive impacts to UBC’s research, learning, student experience, and community engagement.

Every three years, staff and faculty to provide direct feedback about UBC as a workplace through the Workplace Experiences Survey (WES). We use WES to understand staff opinions about academic excellence, collaboration, communications, engagement, health & wellbeing, immediate unit head/manager, inclusion & respect, innovation, job satisfaction, professional growth, student focus, UBC’s senior leadership, work environment, and work/life integration. The results of WES help guide us when making decisions on how to improve our work environment.

The Plan

At Building Operations, we believe we can foster an outstanding work environment by working together. In order to do that with the WES results, we will:

  • Share the feedback we received with all staff;
  • Review the results together to achieve common understanding on what our results mean to us;
  • Act on improving.

Look for key sharing activities, like:


In this section

SHARE – WES 2017 Survey Results

Find our 2017 WES results, highlights and trend analysis here.

REVIEW – WES 2017 Survey Results

By reviewing the results together, we did our best to achieve a common understanding of what our survey results mean to us and the actions we need to take to improve.

ACT- WES 2017 Survey Results

Through leadership meetings, group discussions and a number of review sessions, we were able to implement a plan of action for key opportunities identified through the WES survey into our Strategic Plan action items for 2019-2021