Guidelines for global emails to faculty and staff

The following guidelines have been developed in an effort to ensure that the community at UBC’s Okanagan campus is kept informed of key issues and announcements and to minimize the number of unsolicited emails received by faculty and staff.

Global emails

Okanagan campus global emails will normally only be used for emergency communications, network-related information, or for communications from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor or President.

Recognizing delegated Deputy Vice-Chancellor authority, global emails are also originated by members of the Okanagan campus executive.

Other internal communication tools

There are a number of internal communications tools available to the on-campus community to disseminate university-related information. The main internal communications tool is The Exchange, the bi-weekly internal e-newsletter.  Other  options include:

These communications tools should be used for all non-emergency announcements or information.  More information is available at

Other forms of on-campus communication include departmental newsletters, posters, and emails sent to department or faculty assistants. Specific lists are also available for management communication (e.g. the Heads Up Okanagan list).

Questions should be directed to Bud Mortenson, director of University Relations, at 250-807-9255 or